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  • Dead in the Room and Other Short Stories
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    A menacing writer turns the tables on an arrogant film industry pro at a screenwriters' pitch event, forcing him to pitch a good story or die. (DEAD IN THE ROOM) A collection of my short stories, some of which were written for Wattpad contests. JOHN EYRE won runner-up in the Adult Fiction contest, Classics Reloaded. F...

  • Burning Alexandria
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    Irwin Gilbert is a hoarder, a bookworm, and after a cosmic event leaves the earth void of all electricity, the owner of what might be the world's largest remaining cache of novels. Irwin has a dilemma, however, the world has turned cold and he has no idea how long it will last. When faced with freezing to death, can h...

  • Sanctuary
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    A priest enters his church in the predawn hours of a cold and snowy January day to prepare for morning Mass. What he finds there will change him.

  • Anastasia (Good Tales for Bad Dreams)
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    The plot to fool the Russian Royal Family had many casualties, none more so than the would-be Anastasia. Fleeing across the seas with her fate in her hands, this is story of Anna, a Sister of the Black House and Stepsister to the girl who would be Cinderella. Welcome to Good Tales For Bad Dreams, a short-fiction ser...

  • The Tale of the Five Magicians
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    A shantytown sails upon the sea; a lonely boy builds himself a friend; and the night sky in Japan's frozen north is filled with stars. Surely you've heard the Tale of the Five Magicians: Anne-Marie, Paolo, Goodman, Fyodor and Aika? let me tell it to you again, and for the very first time.

  • The Shrine (A Prelude to Eagles at War)
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    As some of you may know my new book, Eagles At War ( , hits the shelves in April. Before that, however, I have written a prequel short story featuring one of the central characters from Eagles At War, Tullus. It's set on the German frontier in the Spring of 6 BC. When Lucius Cominius Tullus, a r...

  • The Lesser of Two
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    A short story.

  • Nano Bytes - A Collection of Short SciFi Stories
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    This is a collection of short stories written by Wattpadders who love their Science Fiction as much as we do. It aims to celebrate the diversity of the genre both in sub-genre, length and style, so whether you like Steampunk or Hard SciFi, Space Opera or Dystopian, fanfiction or a drabble, we know you'll find somethin...

  • Reading By Numbers
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    Secret numbers and hidden codes feature in this story about how cultural differences can affect even things that are supposed to be universally true. Originally published in Fantasy Magazine and reprinted in Looking Glass and Cosmos.

  • The Memory Coder
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    When a security breach is detected at Diotech Inc, the Memory Restoration Department is called upon to do what they do best: make you forget. But with every memory that’s taken out, a new one must be installed in its place. It’s a job that requires skill, artistry, discretion, and flawless proficiency in the language...

  • Alter Ego
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    Twelve year old Jackie feels a change coming in her life and convinces her father to let her dye her hair orange. But not just any orange, Ember orange. Ember is a powerful flame-wielding super heroine which Jackie, and she insists, her father, is obsessed with. Her routine trip to the salon becomes a moment of discov...

  • Bugs - a horror story
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  • Thousand-Year Cat
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    Once upon a time, a cat fell in love with an ambitious man.

  • A Heart for Copper
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    An automaton created by an inventor's son, Copper has finally been given a heart by her young master. Her choice of whether to keep the key or give it to him will decide her fate in this steampunk "pick your path" adventure.

  • Writing Collection - Wattpad Wednesdays
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    My short stories and story fragments collected from Wattpad Wednesdays at Wattpad HQ.

  • Short Stories by Hugh Howey
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    A collection of short stories by Hugh Howey

  • Steampunk Snow Angel
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    It is New Year's Eve, the final hours of the 22nd century. Through a miraculous intervention between three different timelines in Earth's brief history, an alien race makes first contact with humankind.

  • Greener Grass
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    HE WANTED TO ESCAPE HIS PROBLEMS. HE WANTED TO SEE THE FUTURE. HE NEVER CONSIDERED WHAT THE FUTURE WANTED. Confronted with suffering a painful death from cancer, Dan Sturges, a retired Ford’s engineer, foregoes treatments to try an idea of his own. After reading a theoretical article in Scientific American on time di...

  • Dark Tales and Flash Fun
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    A thrilling and funny anthology of short stories and flash fiction drabbles designed to cheer up your day or frighten the life out of you. Each story will surprise you, or make you think, or bring a smile to your face. Some of the stories may do all three. PS What's a drabble? Click on READ to find out.

  • Voyager
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    A bit of a 'what if..?' scenario...

  • Knee Deep (Short Story)
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    In this horror short, a father and son must come to terms with their tumultuous history, devastating family loss, and a past that will not stay buried. Memories are slippery, violent things and lying to one's self can be deadly.

  • The Fan
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    Things have changed since Kyle Donovan was a kid. When you happen to be a famous rockstar, what you ate for breakfast has already been broadcast to the world before you've even had a chance to digest it. The hashtag gangs own Twitter and the fans have all the power. And now, unfortunately for Kyle he's trapped in a...

  • Cracked: A Deadland short story
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    A short story in the Deadland Saga (Tyler Masden's story during the early chapters of 100 Days in Deadland.) As the world succumbs to insatiable zombies, the remnants of the U.S. military forces switch gears from stopping the spread of infection to eradicating infected zones. A National Guard platoon led by Captain T...

  • Bequest
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    Leonard wants to bequeath his tattooed skin to the National Gallery of Australia. He has been almost completely inked by one of Australia's best contemporary artists, but he is a canvas that nobody wants. Strange things start happening to Leonard, Darwin's moth, a tattoo from his calf, flutters around him one night, h...

  • bittersweets
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    bit·ter·sweet: being at once bitter and sweet; especially: pleasant but including or marked by elements of suffering or regret. A collection of short stories I've written since joining Wattpad for various contests, challenges and publications. These works range from one hundred word drabbles to short stories up to t...

  • The Shadow of the Moon-Lydia's Tale
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    From Readers- ''Amazing story, it was truly captivating, enthralling and a wonderful read.'' "Awesome read." "..a really wonderful and ultimately uplifting story." "Well rounded and complex characters, I felt I know them as people." "Just feels epic reading it." "This is an exceptionally good Sci-Fi tale......" Durin...

  • The Monster & Mrs. Blake
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    Jeremy Blake is too old for the monster under his bed...but that won't stop it from killing him. Originally published by The Story Station, November 2009 Cover illustration: "The Nightmare" by Henry Fuseli, used under creative commons from