She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina – Short Story

Here is my latest short story – She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina. The title is taken from the Kinks’ song. I hope you enjoy, please leave your feedback below or contact me the usual ways. She Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina – PDF Version She Bought a Hat Like Princess Marina   I shuffled along the ledge, barely wide enough for the width of … Continue reading She Bought A Hat Like Princess Marina – Short Story

Sleep Now In the Fire – a Brexit short story

Sleep Now In the Fire – a Brexit short story During my research trip to  Berlin for my novel. I visited the Topography of Terror museum – https://www.topographie.de/en/. While I was there I noticed a striking similarity between events leading up to the Second World War and how the Brexit-supporting British Press are castigating ‘Remoaners’, calling them ‘Enemies of the People’ and ‘Traitors’. Even the British Prime … Continue reading Sleep Now In the Fire – a Brexit short story

Dream Academy – Short Story

Dream Academy This a short story I wrote for an online competition. The theme was ‘Hometown’. I hope you like it. You can download it as a PDF  here – Dream Academy – Paul Blake   Dream Academy   The television studio designed as an auditorium went dark as I waited in the wings for my mark, hands shaking, my left leg twitching. Suddenly the giant … Continue reading Dream Academy – Short Story

(Nothing But) Flowers – Short Story

This short story was written for an online competition with the Theme of the competition ‘Church’. You can download the story as a PDF here  – Nothing But Flowers – Paul Blake (Nothing But) Flowers   I see the body on the ground and it takes me a moment to realise it is mine; I look around for my head. There it is, on the bonnet … Continue reading (Nothing But) Flowers – Short Story

Give the Anarchist A Cigarette / Neighbourhood Watch – Short Story

These short stories are joined. I had to create two stories up to to 1000 words between them and They were written for an online competition and did ok. I hope you like them. Give the Anarchist a Cigarette The wheel of the wheelie bin was wedged against the lip of the driveway edge. Simon heaved upwards and it freed itself over the obstacle with … Continue reading Give the Anarchist A Cigarette / Neighbourhood Watch – Short Story

The Rezal Principle – Short Story

  Taking a break from flogging my book. Today, I’m giving you another free short story. Introducing: The Rezal Principle. This was my fifth assignment and scored very well. As ever the word.doc to download if you prefer – The Rezal Principle – Paul Blake The Rezal Principle   The mop bucket weaved along the smooth, white corridor; like a regular in a spaceport bar, drunkenly … Continue reading The Rezal Principle – Short Story

Short Story Collection Published!

I apologise for the gap in posting. I have been working on a few things. One of these is the publishing of two of my short stories in a collection on Amazon. The collection is called Love In The Mind and contains two new stories – both are previously unpublished: Don’t You Forget (About Me):  Isabelle Bennett gives up her memories to help the human race. … Continue reading Short Story Collection Published!