Stories & Skits

A Brief Guide to Cultural Appropriation at Halloween as Written for Stupid Americans

A Brief Guide to Cultural Appropriation at Halloween as Written for Stupid Americans

Citizens of the USA find it increasingly difficult to know what to wear at Halloween parties. Some simple rules should help them understand that almost every costume is an insult to somebody or other.

Afloat

Afloat

Flash fiction about toes that stop touching the ground.

No Man’s Sky: First Day

No Man’s Sky: First Day

An old school science fiction story about an individual marooned on a desert planet, inspired by No Man’s Sky, the new video game from indie developers Hello Games.

If Everyone Could Get Along

If Everyone Could Get Along

I imagined how things might look, if every person focused on what people have in common, and showed tolerance for our differences.

The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas Mouse

The Christmas mouse ran through the house, whilst everybody else was asleep. As was his instinct, he began in the kitchen. Oh what a feast! The remnants filled his empty belly til the mouse thought he might burst. After much chewing and licking, he was fully sated, and more than slightly inebriated…

Preston Dirges Nears The End

Preston Dirges Nears The End

In the last instalment of Preston Dirges’ office saga, Preston was briefing a hungover Valerie, and an ever ready Gordon, for the final audit meeting. We join them as the auditor, Thimbleby, is about to arrive…

Preston Dirges and the Need for Chairs

Preston Dirges and the Need for Chairs

Preston Dirges’ office saga nears its conclusion, with Preston and his colleagues preparing themselves for the final audit meeting. And that means finding enough chairs for everybody to sit on…

Preston Dirges and the New Day

Preston Dirges and the New Day

The last episode of Preston Dirge’s office saga featured Tina, working on her comic, drawing her alter ego as she battles her demons. Now events return to Preston, and to Valerie, who is dreading the morning after the night before…

Preston Dirges and the Hero’s Secret

Preston Dirges and the Hero’s Secret

In the previous installment of Preston Dirge’s office saga, he revealed that he is a father – to a drunk and sleeping Valerie. Now we move on to the next day at work, and Tina, who arrives early…

Primeminister Complains to God Over Middle East Policy

Primeminister Complains to God Over Middle East Policy

Last week, the Bishop of Leeds sent a letter to David Cameron, complaining about some of his policies toward the Middle East. That made me think about who the British Primeminister should lobby, when he is dissatisfied with the strategy pursued in the Middle East…