Well hello

Hello and thank you for visiting my new blog and author site. You are very welcome and I am pleased you have taken the time to take a look. As I update this blog, I will be adding new flash fiction from time to time, with the occasional short story as I write any. I will also be providing news of any of my upcoming short stories with tasters of things to come. I hope you enjoy reading my work and please do leave comments or make contact from the contact page. And do drop by again to see what’s new. Click on the link below if you would like to follow my blog. Many thanks, Ray.


“Gifted, highly-talented and supremely motivated.”Each member of the interview panel nodded their agreement, as the Chairman continued. “We have all read her excellent work on post-trauma reconstruction in The Journal.” Again, the panel agreed.“She is without doubt the most eminent surgeon in her field,” added one of the panel members.“Indeed,” said the Chairman. “More importantly,Continue reading “Scar”


Gaius Julius stood, overlooking the Northern Sea, with his friend Marcus Antonius. It was a bright, clear day and they could see the white cliffs of the land beyond. “I will have it, Marcus.” “Gaius, you have just conquered the Gauls. Must you possess the world, entire?” “They say it is a land of tinContinue reading “Tribe”

A big sleep

Sedna made the final approach, unaware of her proximity to the icy, rocky comet. Her solitary mission, the first comet walk in history. Suspended animation was necessary for the three-year flight, to preserve water and oxygen, and protect the astronaut from the effects of isolation until she could be reawakened. Approaching too fast, the craftContinue reading “A big sleep”


“Lili, you have a look in your eye.” “Oh, Margaret, he was so… dishy.” “Wasn’t he just, but do you think it’s quite right, you being just 13?” “He gave me the shivers when I saw him. Imagine, a sailor too.” “Oh dear, what would Crawfie say?” “Margaret, she must never know.” “Well, dear sister,Continue reading “Beginning”

The Broken Jar

It was the one item we were told never to touch. It stood there in its place of honour, an arched recess in the wall of the kitchen where we would sit and eat our breakfast during that long, hot summer. A brown, dirty-looking earthenware jar with a broken handle and glue marks showing aroundContinue reading “The Broken Jar”

Outcast episode two

As she basked in watery winter sunshine, Elha the she-wolf, rested.  With eyes half closed as she lay in a depression in the snow, digesting the huge quantity of meat she had consumed, Elha was comforted by the feeling that she now had food enough inside her to last for some days to come ifContinue reading “Outcast episode two”


Hank stood up and switched off the new color set, which has been working perfectly since the repairman replaced that valve. He wondered how he ever got on with black and white. He stepped into the hallway just as Rita was putting the phone receiver back in its cradle. The AT&T man had only justContinue reading “Progress”

Publishing contract signed

I have just signed a contract with WU Publishing to include up to five short stories in a wild west themed anthology due to be published later in the springtime. More details to follow. Watch this space! Thanks for your interest. Ray


Brutal, was the only way to describe it. Brutal, bleak and barren. That winter had been colder and fiercer than any that Elha had known. It didn’t help that she had been cast out by her family.   “You must go now,” her father had said. Her mother agreed. She could understand why they wantedContinue reading “Outcast”


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