The Daily Grind - Anthology

The Daily Grind - Anthology

The Daily Grind Anthology is a collection of short stories and poetry that aims to highlight the realities of corporate life. The long hours, tedium. politicking, bureaucracy, and of course the all encompassing pursuit of money. It aims to challenge the reader to question if trading time for wealth is really worth it.

Current Chapters:
The Venus Fly Trap - More Of The Same

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More Of The Same (short fiction)

More Of The Same (short fiction)

Notice how every day is the same? It won't change, unless you do.

"This day, like the last, will be the same. Arrive at the same time, wear the same clothes, do the same work. The conversations will be the same, the jokes the same, even the ‘unexpected problems’ are the same. Monotonous repetition. Day in, day out..."

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Venus Fly Trap (short fiction)

Venus Fly Trap (short fiction)

It's man versus fly, in a battle to overcome the tedium of another work day.

"Sighing, Johnson sat down for what felt like the millionth time and began to fiddle with the plastic plant that was situated neatly in the corner of his desk. Another generic faux fern, identical in every way to the faux ferns that were to be found on most of the other desks on the floor..."

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Words on A Page - Poetry Collection

Words on A Page - Poetry Collection

Poetry was one of the first outlets that I found to express myself. Crafting specific thoughts into the confines of the structure, cadence, rhyme and rhythm of a poem helped me to understand and then let go of the ruminations in my mind.

Current Poems:
Can't Quite Express - Don't Worry About Me - Creating A Monster

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Inner Demons - Anthology

Inner Demons - Anthology

An ever growing collection of fiction and poetry written by my inner demons. Content warning: violence, adult themes, sexual references, crime, gore, drug references.

Current chapters:
Confess - Creating a Monster - Finish the Job

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Saying Goodbye (short fiction)

Saying Goodbye (short fiction)

How can you say goodbye to a child?

"It wasn’t her death that was upsetting to me. It was the dying. I was glad when it was over. For her sake, and my own.

I know it sounds harsh, but that was five years. Five long years of cleaning up vomit, of late nights and close calls. Five years of broken commitments, false hopes, and missed opportunities..."

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12 Word Stories - Part 2

12 Word Stories - Part 2

A collection of 12 word stories:
"Shamefully, he continued gorging. Attempting to fill the hole in his heart"
"Brief respite, an escape from reality, a new habit begins to form"
"Poop stuck on Rover’s fur! Seriously regretting my decision to adopt him"

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12 Word Stories - Part 1

12 Word Stories - Part 1

A collection of 12 word stories:
"He waved. I smiled. Jessica also smiled. I am invisible to him"
"Never satisfied, he looks for approval in the mirror, lifting weights endlessly"
"My boyfriend broke up with me. Now I'm sad ugly and single"

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Finish The Job (short fiction)

Finish The Job (short fiction)

You need to finish it ...

"You surveyed the scene looking for him. Doubt crept back in. Had you done enough? Was he left in a similar state to you? With knife wounds you can never be certain. Despite the comfort you derived from the old knife fighting adage that, ‘The loser of a knife fight dies on the scene and the winner dies in hospital’. Past experience had taught you otherwise..."

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Don't Worry About Me (poem)

Don't Worry About Me (poem)

What's wrong, are you ok?
Why don't you come out and play?
Laugh, smile and have some fun.
It is just wonderful here in the sun!

Take a chance, live a little and smile.
You know that we're only here for a little while.
You are missing out on love, adventure and life.
We never see you, are you in some kind of strife?
...

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Upgrade - Anthology

Upgrade - Anthology

Enter a dystopic future where integration with technology may cost us our humanity.  A bleak prediction of a world where consumerism and technological advancement has been taken to the extreme. 

If you were offered the ability to integrate with technology would you? How far would you go? Replace your skeleton with a titanium alloy? Save your memories to the cloud? Serf the net whilst you sleep? Install neuro-ocular implants?  Download your consciousness into a new bio-synthetic body?

Upgrade attempts to answer the fundamental question: What does it mean to be human?

Current Chapters: 
Upgrade

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