Category Archives: Short Story

Short Stories

Crash Day and Traffic

The first novella in my Lightning series is out! Seventeen years ago today, a spaceship from a war-torn planet brought several families of aliens to Earth. They all lost loved ones and gained super powers. They also learnt to hide … Continue reading

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So You Decided to Spontaneously Combust in Front of Your Friends (A Beginner’s Guide)

This is the first of the Tempest side-stories, about a family linked to Lightning but not currently part of the main plot. It’s a taster of the themes and concepts of Lightning, as well as being about an awkward teenager … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Do Not Read

It’s been a little while since I put a short story on this site, so here’s a little something I’ve done to stretch my legs (yes, writing legs, shut up!) and provide a little bit of horror for the season. This … Continue reading

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Dulcie St. Clements & Astronaut Jones in… Spoiled Meat!

I’ve been meaning to start up on the Terribleminds flash fiction contests regularly, to provide content here and be able to flex my creative muscles. I’ve had ideas for the last few week’s worth of contests, but they always go … Continue reading

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The Old Woods Ebook Edition

Another one of my short stories has been converted into an ebook. This time it’s The Old Woods, a tale about a small country village, the power of local legends, two mysterious strangers and the old woods people are called … Continue reading

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The Battle of Jenkins Insurance

It’s midweek, and I sense a lot of you need a pick-me-up. Here’s new short story all about offices and the ghosts who live in them. The Battle of Jenkins Insurance. I’ve been a bit quiet thanks to other projects, … Continue reading

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Welcome! Have some free fiction!

My name is Charles Etheridge-Nunn, a writer of short fiction, articles, reviews and more. I started this blog to house my short fiction and several of my thoughts on my journey towards eventually getting published. I have also been lucky … Continue reading

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