Sample a Selection
of My Short Stories

These few are, with some exceptions, truly short stories - no more than three or four pages, mostly.

Take your time - enjoy!

By all means, please do share with others, if you wish. But, please also: allow all others to read them for free, as you are now. Thanks.


Basketball Blues:  Not everybody likes that game. But some are driven to it.


Parallax Error: Looking in a mirror is always problematic - especially when you're not properly focusing.


Courage: Sometimes it's more gutsy - at a cost - to keep your mouth shut. Tight.


The Major and The Miners: Children learn to do what parents tell them. Unhappily, some of the time, only too, too well.


Want: Needs are usually more urgent than wants. Until you reach a breaking point.


Sundae: Nothing like a good fruit salad with ice-cream - hmmm-yum. But it all depends on how you make it.


Incognito: When making friends, where the truth lies, lies the truth. Always.


Born to Rage: Most try to keep a lid on their anger. But, what if the rage is ... always raging?


Road Kiln: Every animal on a road is a potential casualty, anytime. So, shit happens, sometimes.


Walkers of the world: A nice walk each morning can be very relaxing. And, sometimes even more so.


Doubt: Probably the emotion we most experience most of the time. But only for the uninformed.


T(h)rust: Where trust in one's betters can lead anybody astray. Anytime.


Certainty: Even when you think you know, it just ain't so....


If you have any feedback you'd like to convey, I'd be happy to receive it. Use my Twitter thingy (if you wish) or just email.

Thanks for reading.


Roger's sign off

Roger J. Burke.

Twitter: @mayapan1942

Mixed Mentations

Some Passing Thoughts:

Get the free download of my complete chiastic thoughts in Volume 1, Volume 2 and Volume 3.

Words sounding the same....

Confused by words that sound the same? Almost everybody I've encountered is, sometimes.

They're called homonyms and homophones. And I've maintained a dictionary of them for fifteen years. Click here for more....

Heard about chiasmus?

It's a commonly used language tool. Most people have used it, including you. It's been used continuously for millennia by many of the greatest minds in history.

Join the fun here to see how it works....

Here's the novel app about challenging words used in literary fiction:

It's the app that takes the tedium out of the medium!

Want to go to Papua-New Guinea?

Well ... let me take you there with my non-fiction narrative (aka memoir) about the last years of Australia's colonial life in the 1960s. And where I was a Cadet Patrol Officer from 1961 to 1964.

Read more about it and choose a fully illustrated paperback here or choose the ebook here.

Everybody has an opinion!

Over many years, I've written on a large variety of topics, all of which are here for you to read.

You can browse through the titles here, including one describing in detail how I cured arthritis in my hands. And how, amazingly and inadvertently, the end of a rainbow found me and my wife. I kid you not!

Most people like to see movies....

And I like writing reviews. I've been doing that for years at IMDB.COM. You can read, at IMDB, a few from my entire portfolio here. Or, you can sample a larger selection right here.

Is Terminator coming soon?

The short answer is no. Should you be afraid? Not yet....

For more information, news and articles on that touchy topic, you can read through my roboticswatch blog here at Wordpress.

Novel ideas and stories....

I completed a contemporary thriller, under a pseudonym of Cyrus H. Milton, ten years ago titled Loose Cannon. You can find out more here and get a free copy (PDF) of the original edition.

Here's the short of it.

Short stories are fun to write for many reasons. You can browse all the titles for my shorts here and read them all if you wish.

Note: occasionally, there is foul and profane language and explicit sex in a couple of stories.

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