Short Stories

Quantum Avocado Party

Amidst a cosmic whirl of celestial bodies and light, Leopold, the quantum avocado, danced with the universe. It was a dance that defied the constraints of time and space, a wild rhythm that pulsed through the heart of infinity

Loyalty Card King

Who knew that a local eccentric’s obsession with loyalty cards could overturn the world’s economic order? From the humble beginnings in Southend-on-Sea, the Dunbar Dime became the global standard

Who are you, Dr. P?

In a world of cryptic emails, enigmatic figures, and secret societies, an ordinary library worker is thrown into the thrilling yet daunting world of espionage. Through layers of deception and a web of lies, he uncovers the truth.

Chess of a Lifetime

A peculiar wedding gift, an opulent chess set, begins a lifelong game that resonates through generations. Delve into the hidden wisdom within this timeless ritual, where the journey is everything and victory is not the ultimate goal.

More Than a Model

Evelyn, a distinguished android in her prime, suddenly finds her world thrown into chaos when the partner she loves, Edward, yearns for the newer models. She sets off on a journey, not just of external transformation, but of internal evolution.

Beyond the Abstract

A young philosopher, grapples with existential questions that push him into an isolating labyrinth of thoughts. Now, with the help of his childhood friend, he embarks on a journey to balance the profound with the mundane, and discover a life beyond definitions.

Make Poland Sad

In the heart of Poland, a battle unfolds between happiness and sorrow, shaping the soul of the nation. The 2023 election will redefine what it means to be truly Polish.

UnderHaven: Deep Legacy

Beneath the earth, a civilization sleeps and dreams a thousand years of evolution, waiting for the day when the surface world reconnects. A journey into the heart of humanity’s deepest endeavour.

The Manager of Hate

Jackson Bradford strides through the tangled web of the digital world with purpose and precision, spinning threads of controversy that catch like wildfire. He is a puppeteer who manipulates not marionettes, but the world’s discourse, inciting fiery debates in a provocative march towards progress.

The Unwitting Operative

Against the backdrop of a seemingly ordinary office, Edward Jenkins finds himself unknowingly cast as the star of a clandestine operation. As everyday interactions take on a surreal hue of secrecy, he must navigate through a reality where every nod is a sign and every word a code.

Aisle Prophet

In the hustle and bustle of a large Tesco supermarket in the heart of London, an unlikely guru emerged. Neville Greenfield, a plain-faced shop assistant, became an icon of wisdom for shoppers and seekers alike

The Breakfast of Autocrats

Inside a meticulously camouflaged bunker, deeply secreted within the frost-kissed Siberian taiga, two commanding figures gathered.

Echoes from the East

Their arrival was as inevitable as the dawn, casting long shadows across the landscapes they traversed. A relentless tide, sweeping through town after town, leaving in their wake a peculiar silence that echoed through the deserted streets.

Janet from Scratch

Renowned scientist Dr. Michael Brandt didn’t expect his latest AI creation, Janet, to push the boundaries of artificial intelligence and his own heart. As he guides Janet on a path to understanding human emotions, particularly love, he finds himself developing feelings for her.

Altitude Attitudes

Journey through the clouds in this uncanny flight where class lines are as clear as cabin pressure. The battleground is unexpected: an airplane aisle, where the curtain of privilege draws and a lavatory door swings open to reveal a society in miniature, set high above the clouds.

Class Card

Over a cup of coffee and half-eaten biscuit, Penelope, a well-educated British woman, and Zuzana, a Slovakian woman whose world was steeped in practical realities, dissected the intricacies of migration, classism, and the meaning of a ‘class card’.

Unseen Battle Lines

In the throbbing heart of Nicosia, amidst the spectacle of Russian radio promotion, two Ukrainian refugees find themselves face-to-face with their haunting past.

Jesus wants you to be a winner

At the crossroads of faith and technology, a groundbreaking initiative is undertaken in London, reshaping the timeless scriptures for a new generation.

Time’s Silent March

Amidst the clinking glasses and murmured conversations, a young woman’s laughter stood out. It was her vibrant youthfulness that caught the eye of Robert, a middle-aged man, who saw in her the fleeting dance of time.

Vanity Metrics

Meet Marco Bucca, an Italian chef whose culinary kingdom crumbled not from an invasion of overcooked pasta or under-seasoned ragu, but from an onslaught of stars – five, to be precise. Marco traded the aroma of garlic and tomatoes for the intoxicating allure of digital applause

Echoes of Civilization

An intricate dance of existence unfolds on Earth, with humans, humanoids, and robots interweaving in a precarious balance. Yet, beneath this facade of harmony, a latent tension brews, simmering like a dormant volcano, awaiting the slightest provocation to erupt.

Scribbled Squabbles

In the cloistered realm of notebooks, Squarians, Linedarians, and Freestylers lived by the rules of their pages, until an old man’s eccentricity shattered their world. When the barriers broke, pandemonium ensued, and a strange, beautiful harmony was born.

Synthos vs. The Cross

The line between science and religion blurs as an AI god leads the West and Christianity rules the South, setting the stage for a titanic ideological struggle that could shape the future of humanity.

A Taste of Anger

Amelia was preparing for her mother’s visit, not with the warmth of a loving daughter, but with a frozen, supermarket pizza and a bottle of ketchup. This was to be her silent protest, a testament to the bitterness that had found home in her heart.