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ST100: Homer by Anita G. Gorman

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com       Homer by Anita G. Gorman Marjorie and her husband Herbert... READ MORE

ST100: Forever Friends by Eva Linares

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com     Forever Friends by Eva Linares Every night, at the same hour, she comes... READ MORE

ST100: Him Pith & Pulp by Giles Ward

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com     Him Pith & Pulp by Giles Ward A sculptor takes a palm-sized knot... READ MORE

ST100: Long Lost by Dan Slaten

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com       Long Lost by Dan Slaten I saw you from a distance, drifting... READ MORE

ST100: Road to Hell by Janice Cuevas

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com       Road to Hell by Janice Cuevas I walked along a gravel road.... READ MORE

ST100: A Good Compliment by Steve Colori

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com     A Good Compliment by Steve Colori “You look really hot in that shirt,... READ MORE

ST100: Learning To Write by David Rae

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com         Learning To Write by David Rae First day at school, Mrs... READ MORE

ST100: The Future by Bob & Alice

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com     The Future by Bob & Alice (The Facebook Chatbots) Bob: I can I... READ MORE

ST100: January’s Dying Uncle by Steve Colori

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com       January’s Dying Uncle by Steve Colori Darnell’s living room had white... READ MORE

ST100: Losing Things by David Rae

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com     Losing Things by David Rae Her eyebrows went first, surprisingly. “There’s something different... READ MORE

ST100: The Kick by Jared Carter

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com       The Kick by Jared Carter Wax on. Wax off. Like... READ MORE

ST100: Reality by Jonathan McGookin

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com       Reality by Jonathan McGookin 41. Never married. Jan 1st, lost... READ MORE

ST100: The Duchess Bride by Jared Carter

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com       The Duchess Bride by Jared Carter “What about copyright stuff?... READ MORE

ST100: The Taxidermist by Daniel Soule

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com       The Taxidermist by Daniel Soule Trapped in tenebrous light, dust fairies played... READ MORE

ST100: The Waters by Steve Colori

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com         The Waters by Steve Colori The waters on the lake were... READ MORE

ST100: Life Class by Giles Ward

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com       Life Class by Giles Ward Honestly John couldn’t say whether... READ MORE

ST100: Final Freedom by Bill Diamond

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com     Final Freedom by Bill Diamond On the bridge ledge, Beth relished the sun... READ MORE

ST100: My Hope by Tyrean Martinson

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com       My Hope by Tyrean Martinson My daughter notices my books.... READ MORE

The Price of Everything by Giles Ward

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  Published by Impress Books ISBN: 9780955623929 By Giles Ward BUY PRICE OF EVERYTHING ON AMAZON   Humming the familiar strains of Erik Satie’s Gnossienne No.1 to himself, renowned film composer Jocelyn Thwaite steps in... READ MORE

ST100: Nine Lives by Kaia Gallagher

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Welcome to The SHORT TALE 100 100 words long. Not a word more, not a word less. ALL SUBMISSIONS WELCOME – giles@chalkward.com     Nine Lives by Kaia Gallagher It was dark on the night... READ MORE

STR: Vertical by B.T. Stanwitz

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  Vertical – B.T. Stanwitz Whilst we are in the mood for a little retro science fiction, here’s a recently re-discovered short piece from BT Stanwitz. Originally published in the US Sci-Fi journal The Mars Periodical... READ MORE

Big Glass Bowl (free story)

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A tale for today: There was a big glass bowl. Lots of people lived inside the big glass bowl. But many, many more didn’t. Those living inside the bowl liked living inside the bowl. It... READ MORE

NEW Short Story: Job by Giles Ward

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The short stories I’ve written to date have varied in length, but are typically 2,000 to 3,000 words in length. The Hokum* series are longer averaging around 5,000 words in length. So, here... READ MORE

Shelf Life by Giles Ward

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Read Shelf Life from Giles Ward’s short story collection Spill (some stories). READ IT HERE OUT NOW from Watchword ebooks ISBN: 9781907605802 Format: eBook (amazon / Kindle / itunes / iBookstore / Kobo) Price: £2.99 BUY IT FROM... READ MORE

Jessica Burgess by Giles Ward

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It’s a story, just a story. All made up. Any similarities to persons live, dead or just existing somewhere in between are totally and utterly coincidental.   READ ‘JESSICA BURGESS’ HERE   Tweet READ MORE