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The Snob: Chapter 3

Unthinkably, Rosie had been kidnapped ...

The Fortune Teller

  What a twat I was! I should have twigged her hidden motive while becoming entangled in our free-verse drama!; but, she ...

The Summer of Dust

I was talking in the forums about authors posting their absolute favourite story from their own past work. Authors are probably the ...


I am not a nice man. I'm a mean minded low-life bastard and that’s why I’ll survive. Nice people end up ...

A Hole in the Wall of the Universe

Another oldie one of my best, I think ...

Not Worth the risk.

An early experiment from me, originally published in 2004, under Fiction heading. or should that have been nonfiction?  I think ...

Clothes Sense

This is long. But I promise you it will entertain and amuse you all the way through. Try it.  I ...

Utter Carnage

This is a re-write of a story I wrote a couple of years ago. For god's sake don't comment on ...


An oldie ...
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Not everyone can have relationships without getting hurt and violated beyond recognition. There are some who simply are too sensitive ...
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The unknown poet

on the poet's social position in society - almost a treatise He composes seriously and has something to say, masters ...
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The Mind-Snatcher

lurking in the links of human thinking; about Alzheimer’s ...
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What do you have left when everything is taken from you, when you are raped and violated beyond recognition, when ...
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It will not wither It's not a newspaper Like a novel it's to stay Not disappear in yesterday.   It ...
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Non-Fiction [ more >> ]

The Red step and Thee

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) The word thee means you in South Yorkshire ...
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Return to the Island

This is a follow on from my short story 'The Old Men'.  ...
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‘Lacrima et Musica’ (tears and music)

Are tears at weddings just a Mumsy thing? You should be able to hear the march I wrote for my ...
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The Colonel’s Trousers

A little more rambling from my disreputable past.  The picture was taken by our Flight Engineer.  I am in the ...
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Ramblings from my time in the  RAF  ...
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Bottles, Bones, and Broken Roots

deep feelings only thrive on a firm foundation - recent, part faction, part fiction ...
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UKAuthors Articles [ more >> ]

World’s Best Story (Novel) Competition

World's Best Story contest is open and they are taking submissions. Submit your story for a chance to win a ...
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Voices from the Web 2016

Voices from the Web Anthology 2016 Kindle Edition NOW AVAILABLE!

Voices from the Web Anthology 2016 Kindle Edition NOW AVAILABLE! These stories and poems have been selected by members of ...
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Help CrowdFund UKA’s Development

We want to fund a better UKAuthors! UKA has been online for 16 years and now we want to move ...
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Thusly by Andrea Lowne

Ms Lowne's second collection of poetry is as unconventional as the first. No sestinas, haiku or sonnets here, but a ...
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