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This is a list of short stories, poems etc that I've written over the years. Some have been published in magazines or anthologies or on websites. - C. A. Broadribb.


My Fiction

Most of these are included in my ebooks. See the 'My Books' tab.

  1. Sorrowful Sorrow (humour, 597 awords, 2018)

  2. Couches and Chairs and Couches (humour, 616 awords, 2018)

  3. Party Party (humour, 373 words, 2018)

  4. The Secret Beach. (misc, 2708 words, 2018)

  5. Moon. Peace. Between. (sci-fi, 793 words, 2018) - published in ZineWest 2018

  6. Hackett's Heroic Hacking (humour, 500 words, 2018)

  7. That Play (misc/constrained writing, 285 words, 2018)

  8. Love at the Sewage Treatment Plant (humour, 500 words, 2018) - won second place in the NWG Valentines Day mini-competition

  9. It's Our Policy (humour/constrained writing, 897 words, 2018)

  10. Eating Mango Sandwiches in Nigeria (humour, 500 words, 2018) - longlisted for the So Bad It's Good competition and will be published in their ebook. Published in NWG anthology 2018.

  11. Blood (misc/constrained writing, 473 words, 2018)

  12. Christmas Chaos (humour/constrained writing, 1832 words, 2018)

  13. An English Gentleman (humour, 533 words, 2017)

  14. Meeting Samantha (humour, 646 words, 2017)

  15. Spatial Irony/Ironic Space (misc, 242 words, 2017) - published in NWG anthology 2018

  16. A Matter of Perspective (misc, 179 words, 2017) published in the Between Dusk and Dawn anthology

  17. Hope in a Bottle (misc, 330 words, 2017)

  18. Floor Zero (sci-fi, 701 words, 2017) - came fourth in the 2017 Nov Sydney Freecon competition and published in the Eve's Gift And Other Stories competition anthology

  19. Danger - Link Box (sci-fi, 754 words, 2017) - published in ZineWest 2017, received commendation certificate

  20. Parrot Lady (misc, 2793 words, 2017) - won third place in City of Rockingham Short Story Awards

  21. Police Informant (crime fiction, 619 words, 2017)

  22. Birthday Party (misc/constrained writing, 1547 words, 2017)

  23. The Mobile Avengers 3: Dunedoo Dilemma (humour\crime fiction, 3277 words, 2016)

  24. Pink Socks (misc, 1247 words, 2016)

  25. A Purpose (crime fiction, 794 words, 2016)

  26. An Angel or Two (humour, 626 words, 2016) - published in NWG Anthology 2017

  27. MORDS (humour, 1239 words, 2016)

  28. The Test (spec-fic, 903 words, 2016)

  29. A Library Yarn (humour/constrained writing, 493 words, 2016) - published in NWG Anthology 2016

  30. The Suppressive Paper (misc poem, 190 words, 2015)

  31. Danger: No Safe Place (misc, 204 words, 2015) - published in ZineWest 2015

  32. The Shawl Woman (spec-fic, 1769 words, 2015)

  33. Xam (spec-fic, 2130 words, 2015)

  34. Be Careful What You Wish For (humour\spec-fic, 1263 words, 2015)

  35. Strawberries (misc, 1860 words, 2015)

  36. The Dinner Party (spec-fic, 1740 words, 2015)

  37. Shoot Max! (spec-fic, 957 words, 2015) - published in Short and Twisted 2016

  38. The Square (misc, 191 words, 2015)

  39. The Castle (misc, 492 words, 2014)

  40. Damien's Patient (humour, 99 words, 2014)

  41. Wisdom From the Web (humour, approximately 12,000 words, 2014) - Self-published as an ebook on Amazon

  42. A Call to Arms (crime fiction/constrained writing, 4310 words, 2014)

  43. Foreign Wisdom (misc, 188 words, 2014)

  44. Rat (crime fiction, 565 words, 2013) - Published in ZineWest 2013

  45. Snake (misc, 146 words, 2013)

  46. Wise Sayings (humour, 877 words, 2012)

  47. Street Scene (humour, 86 words, 2012) - published in Short and Twisted 2013

  48. Dr Greene's Patient (humour\sci-fi, 97 words, 2012)

  49. The Professional (humour, 1336 words, 2011)

  50. Wewould Swimming Centre (misc, 787 words, 2011) - published in NWG Anthology 2015

  51. The Button (humour, 1000 words, 2011) - published in Short and Twisted 2012

  52. Beach Photo (humour, 90 words, 2011) - published in Short and Twisted 2012

  53. Snowie (humour, 434 words, 2011) - published in Short and Twisted 2012

  54. Sunshine (spec-fic, 1833 words, 2011) - published in 21D magazine, issue 4

  55. The Writers' Festival (spec-fic, 1070 words, 2011) - published in Short & Twisted 2016

  56. The THING (humour, 1440 words, 2011)

  57. The Girl From Davey's Deli (parody poem, 88 lines, 2011)

  58. The Tribunal (sci-fi, 3493 words, 2011) - published in Narrator NSW\ACT summer 2011

  59. The Ghost Bus (horror, 589 words, 2010) - published in NWG Anthology 2016

  60. Email From Azbekhistan (humour, 790 words, 2010) - published in ZineWest 2014 and received a joint Editors' Award; received a special commendation in the Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2010

  61. Shopaholics (parody of my own The Nun and the Assassin poem, 48 lines, 2010)

  62. Robbery (crime fiction, 180 words, 2010) - Short-listed for the 2017 Words of Wyndham Writing Competition (flash fiction section) and published in the competition anthology

  63. An Exciting Incident (crime fiction, 369 words, 2010)

  64. Activity (misc, 124 words, 2010)

  65. The Search for Barrit (speculative fiction, 3389 words, 2009)

  66. The Nun and the Assassin\The Assassin and the Nun (crime fiction poem, 48 lines, 2009) - won the innovation category of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2009

  67. The Centre for Demonic Studies (poem, 401 words, 2009)

  68. Mistaken Identity (spec-fic, 500 words, 2009) - published in NWG Anthology 2012 and on the Anti-Sf website #136

  69. A Higher Buzzing (humour, 560 words, 2009)

  70. Too Good to be True (humour, 1351 words, 2008)

  71. Three Heroes (fantasy, 1004 words, 2008) - published in Ripples #21

  72. Aliens (spec-fic, 2001 words, 2008)

  73. White Nonsense (humour, 500 words, 2008) - published in NWG Anthology 2016

  74. The Lazy Writers' Society (humour, 955 words, 2008)

  75. The Tiles and the Mouse (misc, 618 words, 2008) - published in ZineWest 2011

  76. Census Evasion (speculative fiction, 2089 words, 2008)

  77. The Mobile Avengers 2: Melbourne Mayhem (humour\crime fiction, 2191 words, 2008)

  78. Five Views (crime fiction, 697 words, 2007)

  79. The Wardrobe Picklers (misc, 500 words, 2007) - published in Short and Twisted 2011 and Hopscotch and on the Anti-Sf website #121

  80. Pickling in a Wardrobe (misc poem, 15 lines, 2007)

  81. The AppEvalComm (speculative fiction, 1460 words, 2007) - published in Short and Twisted 2009

  82. The Whale (speculative fiction, 445 words, 2007) - published in Ripples #9 and on the Anti-Sf website #118

  83. Red (humour, 485 words, 2007) - published on the Anti-Sf website #125, NWG Anthology 2013

  84. A Birthday Surprise (children's story, 256 words, 2007)

  85. Gwen's Naughty Magic Wand (children's story, 379 words, 2007)

  86. Where's My Magic Wand? (children's story, 349 words, 2007)

  87. And Granma Said (misc, 152 words, 2007)

  88. Secret Family Business (satire, 900 words, 2006) - published on H2G2 website 2006

  89. The Wildlife Sanctuary (science fiction, 1624 words, 2006) - published in The Write Angle Nov/Dec 06

  90. Aunt Agatha and Uncle Henry (new version, children's adventure story, 4060 words, 2005)

  91. The Mobile Avengers 1: Sydney Sisterhood (humour\crime fiction, 2743 words, 2005)

  92. The Pest Exterminator (humour, 1984 words, 2005)

  93. A Spooky Inheritance (misc, 1024 words, 2005)

  94. Waratah (misc, 671 words, 2005)

  95. My Virtual Secret Admirer (romance, 1169 words, 2005)

  96. Nice Day For A Murder (murder mystery novella, 30,218 words, 2004) - first chapter published on the Pixel Papers #30 website 2005, self-published through Seaview Press, self-published on Amazon as an ebook

  97. No Way Out (crime fiction, 1383 words, 2003)

  98. Singing Midget (humorous poem, 9 lines, 2003) - published in NWG Anthology 2012 and in the Broadkill Review e-publication 2007

  99. Working for Harry (crime fiction, 6256 words, 2002)

  100. Darkness and Light (crime fiction, 3216 words, 2002) - published on the NYWF website 2002, Books Online website 2003, Pixel Papers website 2005, RMSED website 2015

  101. Where Were You? (misc, 648 words, 2002)

  102. Corporate Email Policy (humour, 236 words, 2001)

  103. The Job Interview (humour, 2979 words, 2001) - published on the NYWF website 2002

  104. Virtual Reality (science fiction, 2652 words, 2001) - published in Ripples #8, received a highly commended certificate in the Katharine Susannah Prichard Sci-Fi/Fantasy Awards 2004

  105. 3:45pm All Stations to Central (misc, 632 words, 2001)

  106. Love Thy Neighbour (humour, 3695 words, 2001)

  107. R0:0 (science fiction, 3257 words, 2000) - published in Ripples #10

  108. A Beautiful Morning (satire, 629 words, 2000)

  109. Dreams in Rented Rooms (misc, 234 words, 2000)

  110. Marketing Team (misc, 334 words, 2000)

  111. Memories of Island Life (misc, 2300 words, 2000)

  112. Court (humour, 1470 words, 1996)

  113. A Story from The Post BBS and Wild Thoughts BBS (multiple authors, humour, 24,588 words, 1993-1996)

  114. Are You a Penguin? (quiz, humour, 1995)

  115. Vixen's Guide to Truth and Wisdom (humour, 500 words, 1995)

  116. Vixen's Guide to Sysop Grovelling (humour, 297 words, 1993)

  117. Vixen's Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (humour, 654 words, 1993)

  118. Vixen's Guide to Greater Godlinesss (humour, 491 words, 1993)

  119. Vixen's Guide to Godliness (humour, 406 words, 1993)

  120. How to Become a Black Belt in Karate (humour, 469 words, 1992)

  121. The Charity Collector (humour, 337 words, 1989) - published in NWG Anthology 2014

  122. The Big Bad Wolf (humour, 74 words, 1989)

  123. Gudrun and Dierbran (fantasy, 2129 words, 1987)

  124. John Cindarella (fantasy, 1987) - I no longer have it

  125. Story about a failed attempt to bomb a building (misc, 1987) - I no longer have it

  126. Skit about an interesting sociological experiment (humour, 1987) - I no longer have it

  127. Battle of the Deities (children's story, humour/metafiction, 4554 words, started 1986, finished 1994) - included with the self-published Sarah's Adventure

  128. Sarah's Adventure (children's book, adventure, 11,692 words, started 1986, finished 2002) - self-published through Seaview Press

  129. Explorer (science fiction, 2475 words, not completed, 1986)

  130. Struggle Against the Environment (humour, 1985) - I no longer have it

  131. St George the Dragon Fighter (fantasy, 1982) - I no longer have it

  132. The Fake Fish Factory (misc, 1981) - unfinished - I no longer have it

  133. Aunt Agatha and Uncle Henry (original version, misc, 1980 or 1981) - unfinished - I no longer have it

  134. The Missing Link of the Seven Seas (misc, 1980) - unfinished - I no longer have it

  135. The Water Monster (fantasy, 266 words, 1979)

  136. Nip (misc, 35 words, 1976)

  137. The Search For the Circus Things (fantasy, 212 words, 1974) - published in NWG Anthology 2014

  138. Ship Song (misc, 186 words, 1972)