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Beamo’s Gold

A futuristic western novella I've been working on. An homage to Treasure of the Sierra Madre, Mackenna's Gold, Tom Sawyer, ...
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The Clock.

The Clock is a prelude to a short story from 2004. The full story was published in 2007. This can ...
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What Astronauts Do in Their Spare Time

(A wee flash) Selina Hamilton was a desperate woman. Her red hair clung blackly to her face. The Houston humidity ...
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Ctrl-Alt-Delete

Intro: Sample - opening chapter of my first novel...  ...
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You Are Already Dead!

Piece of flash literature (very short). Aimed at the young reader. A puzzle horror story. Be careful what you read! ...
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The Big Issue with Two Coins

In this piece of flash (very short length) literature, death is certain but does not always transpire the way many intend ...
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Game of Death

He'd put too many noses out of joint. Upset too many people who shouldn't be getting upset. Jacques watched from ...
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Posing For The Bulgarian

“Does Krasimir paint you in the nude?” ...
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The Snob – chapter 1

First chapter of a story about a young woman who makes a half-crazed bid for revenge against the arrogant, privileged boy ...
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Sparse Proof of a Kind of Knowing

After many, many years, I chanced to meet my first love who had gone on to far greater things than ...
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The sacred nature of beauty

Whatever form it takes, you always recognize its nature by its character of positive inspiring attraction, whether in the balance ...
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Vivaldi and his ladies

Antonio Vivaldi, 1678-1741, perhaps the greatest Italian (Venetian) baroque music master. He was a priest and never left his first ...
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Aftermath

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Brexit and Circuses

It's a bit experimental, this one ...
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The Clam before the Storm plus

Two for the price of one....  ...
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the Needy Health Service

The recent announcement  that the logo of the NHS must be moved on all headed papers prompted me to write ...
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Hero Worship

Different generations, different wars, same tragedies ‘Beer Granddad?’ ‘You know I don’t drink Martin, why d'you offer  it me lad?’ ‘Because I'm ...
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Pages of words

My pages are full, full of words, noises, music, pouring forth like a torrent             Like a tornado, gush gush gush! Screaming, ...
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Watching The News

Intro: up to 50 words (delete this text and enter your own) ...
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Out Like Flynn

I keep trying not to listen, but it's more exciting than a James Bond novel ...
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“Et camera non mentior.”

I've had flu and all kindsa bad stuff this year - this is a performance piece - very much still ...
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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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