Short stories

Grim Fairy Tales

'Vintage Smith. Well written, mordant. Juicily entertaining. And most with endings you'll never see coming.'
PEN AND EAR

'Grim is the word. A joyful collection for twisted minds and good fun.'
MOVING FINGER REVIEW

Outlandish, extraordinary, bizarre. Stories to amuse and intrigue...

My latest collection of grim, quirky tales. I've had a ton of fun with these.

In Tattoo, a young girl tattooed by Picasso becomes an art-collector's obsession.

In Smart Move, a Duke whose neighbours are a famous rock band, discovers the perfect way to silence them.

In Hannigan, a young man who falls in love with an elderly woman never suspects why they're so compatible.

In Deep Water, the inhabitants of a residential cruise ship become the only life left on the planet.

In Elephant, a magician that can make anything instantly disappear requires his new assistant to murder someone to ensure she doesn't give away his methods.

In Genie, a 10,000 year old genie, weary of arranging sexual trysts and murders, tries to retire from the world. But is landed with one last assignment.

In Metal Fatigue, when metal everywhere begins to degrade, a con escapes from prison. Only to find himself stymied when he tries to recover his stash...

And so it goes... Twelve absorbing shock and awe tales.  (32,000 words)   Price just $1.99. Use our secure shopping cart here: