Joe2stories

Stories from a Dublin Scientist

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Misplaced

I slipped into the kitchen, water dripping on the floor. “Aha!” I exclaimed, lifting shampoo from the sink. “Never trust squid to pack away groceries properly.”

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Written for the grammar ghoul press shapeshifting thirteen challenge number 87.

Tyrant

A gust of wind.

“You disturbed my reflection?”

The wind said nothing

“Insolence!”

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Written for the Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting 13 Challenge number 86.

 

The Gift of the Gods

The basket came down from the sky, full of coloured lumps.

The high priest took one”We give thanks for this sustenance.” and took a bite.

His face contorted.

“We’re grateful” Someone said, “But why can’t the Gods understand taste?”

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Written for the Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting 13 Challenge number 83.

 

A new book with me in it!

Good news everybody! I have been accepted into the latest collection of flash fiction organised by the Worcestershire literary festival. They held the launch yesterday but I couldn’t attend because, you know, I’m a bit of a ways off 🙂 . Still if you want to get the book (and I’ll highly recommend it going on the quality of previous years) you can get it here or soon on Amazon. Buy it and I will love you forever.

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Joe

The Truth

There was passion between us but not just physical, we got each other.

I didn’t care we were both men, I didn’t care about his age. I didn’t even about the Slave brand on his back.

I loved him.

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Written for the Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting 13 Challenge number 79.

Debating

Your attacks are so over the top that I’d almost say you were being facetious.

But I doubt you can spell it let alone act it.

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Written for the Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting 13 Challenge number 78.

Real Estate

It was gorgeous. Five houses by a lake. Graham pointed at the largest one in the centre and said “I’ll take it.”

“Excellent choice.” The agent said, “Well worth the premium.”

Graham could barely see flaws of the ‘Sky’ above, hiding the walls of the habitat.

“Indeed!” He said “Well worth it.”

Copyright: Norm Gresley

Andare” by Ludovico Einauldi from Divenire. (Retrieved from David Ballard)

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Written for The Grammar Ghoul Presses Shapeshifting 13 Challenge number 76.

Welcome party

Grotesque face looking up the stairs

“Come on down!” it said “It’s great”

Image affiliation: Unknown

The Omen Suite by Jerry Goldsmith

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Written for The Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting 13 Challenge number 13 number 73.

 

Mission Ready

“Hey you!” Marc shouted, at a student clumsily holding a strand of Mylar “Careful!”

Across the field, scores of volunteers worked together trying to fold a square kilometre of fabric into a space the size of a washing machine.

It wasn’t going to be easy but the solar sail would be ready.

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Written for the Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting 13 Challenge number 72.

Design Flaw

“These nanotech space suits are brilliant.” Said Commander Kaine, “They just wrap around you.”

“One thing!” He warned, “Don’t ever touch someone else while it’s growing.”

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Unknown Affiliation

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Written for The Grammar Ghoul Press Shapeshifting thirteen Challenge Number 70.