Welcome to Phillip’s Short Stories page!
You will find tales of love and of prejudice, passion and fear, jealousy and wonder, deception and devotion; characters to despise or to inspire. You can share in their mirth and wonder, travel on new adventures, wallow with them, or uncover their deepest secrets, even their fantasies.
Allow a reality television personality to take you on a trip through the “Calamari”; a rogue Sat Nav to trace an impossible route for a weary traveller; a father and boy stranded in the South Pacific ocean; a mother who would do anything it takes to save her family from destruction; a man who is trying to formulate an equation to freeze time; a madman building a new town in a swamp; three drunk ‘ladies’ attempting to outwit each other; and much more . . .
Whichever story you choose, he hopes that you enjoy it.
When two adversaries meet beside her grave, conflict seems inevitable. Only one of them might yet be able to grant Amelia her dying wish.
Walking home, late at night, anyone could be following you. Could it be your Valentine?
Three (slightly) scary stories for Christmas. Have yourself a merry little horror . . .
The end of something can never be the end of everything.
Christmas Eve has been a horror for Prudence. All she wants is to go home to bed. After a day such as she has had, it surely won’t be that simple.
How far would you go with a stranger?
A man is promised the greatest wealth imaginable. But first he must give his life away . .
Former sergeant Jacob Helland is on the run, evading justice for crimes committed against inmates at Parchman Farm Penitentiary. A mysterious Englishman has employed a bounty hunter to track him, determined that Helland be held accountable for his felonies against the constitution. As the bounty hunter closes in, he begins to realise that disappearing isn’t Helland’s motivation for elusion.
An unprecedented series of terror attacks have hit Europe: exploding mobile phones that release lethal gases. As the news of loss of life unfolds, Gwen Blissett realises that she has ordered one of the deadly devices.
We all need a special place to go to when we’re down. As Jeremy struggles to process the greatest loss of his life, he seeks answers from an ancient pine.
The party girl of the office, Jodie’s late nights have to stop if she wants to keep her job. Usually it’s just a hangover that shocks her in the morning. Not this morning . . .
It is the time of war. Marie has been sent away, to ensure her safety. But in a changing world, all must change.
Colin Babb has a penchant for prostitutes, but has found himself tiring of the same routines. He feels that it’s time to try something new and exciting. So he books a session with Madame Colti.
Augustus Drake has an ambitious dream, which nothing will stop him achieving . . . except, maybe, his madness
A ghost story for Christmas.
It’s more dangerous when the lights are on.
It can take losing everything to appreciate what you’ve got.
What starts as a game can end with vengeance.
Even when you all live beneath one roof, how well do you really know your family?
In the cold mist, revenge will be done
Andy Durden was already having a bad day. But it’s about to get much worse . . .
Ever felt like you’re on the journey from hell?
Would you trust a stranger who came to stay?
When you have little left to do in life, what else is there to do but drink?
He loves Louise. Louise loves him. So what could possibly come between them?
On a freezing night, Arthur has gone missing from his home. If he can’t be found before sunrise, surely he will perish in the cold.
Life is often tougher than you make it on yourself. Not for Mal.
Where is there to hide when the wild bites back?
When you step on to the wrong turf, you’ve got be prepared for anything: fight or flight?