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'Short stories' category


The case of the mystery gardener

Monday, October 18th, 2021

The Roboteers investigate a strange case of a gardener who improves other people’s gardens overnight. Is it the good deed that it seems though?

Audio version of my short story

Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

My short story Waiting at the bus stop is now available in audio format [listen to it here]. The lovely people at have included my short story as an episode in their Story Time series. First published in 2013, the story is about three school children discussing their favourite super powers – with a […]

Short story: RTA

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

She’s been in a road accident but something’s not quite right. Sci-fi YA and Adult short story – creative commons – this first apppeared in The Londonist in 2014

The case of the possessed computer

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The Roboteers latest client is convinced his computer is possessed because it keeps controlling itself! It’s up to the gang to solve the spooky mystery before their client loses the plot!

Though we are many – science fiction short story

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

When long term space flight started to become a necessity it was clear the aging of the crew would need dealing with. Cryogenics was still in its early stages…The solution, as is often the case, had come from a most unexpected source: cloning.

New ebook short story

Friday, March 13th, 2015

“Face to face with the gorilla king” is now available as an ebook short story! Download (for free under Creative Commons) and to buy for Kindle.

Face to Face with the gorilla King – the final part – short story for kids

Sunday, March 8th, 2015

The battle arena is ready, the warriors are ready, the generals face up to each other and prepare to begin. The final part of this exciting short story sees the boy, transported to a world of talking animals, thrust into the final battle for supremacy – as the General!

Face to face with the gorilla king – short story for kids – part 4

Tuesday, February 24th, 2015

Part four of this exciting short story for kids where a boy is transported into a world with talking animals and becomes involved in a battle. In part four the battle is almost nigh and the boy still has no idea what he should do.

Face to face with the Gorilla King – short story for kids – part 3

Monday, September 29th, 2014

This is part three of a short story for kids by Ryan Cartwright – CC:By-SA If you haven’t done so you should probably begin with part one Your majesty, these fine simians require a strong leader at this time. Augustus looked deep into my eyes and sat back down. I have to say I was […]

Face to face with the Gorilla King – short story for kids – part 2

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

This is part two of a short story for kids by Ryan Cartwright – CC:By-SA Read part one “Well, you’re a long way from Earth now.” “Does the child speak?” The gorilla snapped. I must have stood there with my mouth agape for a little too long. It was just such an amazing situation to […]