Short fiction2020-10-22T14:56:21+01:00

Short fiction

Read some of my short stories & flash fiction.

El Enano Loco

I suppose I had it coming. People just aren’t good for each other. Maybe I should start by introducing myself and give you a general idea of how I got here. My name is Javier and I’m a petty car thief. I’m not proud of it, but I have this uncontrollable urge to boost cars. Not just any car, only the ones that speak to me. I can’t explain it, but it feels like it wants me to steal it. It’s the only thing I know how to do, […]

July 29th, 2021|


The name Tanabe was displayed in the plastic pouch behind the passenger seat. He drove up and down Greater Tokyo, looking for a new customer to pick up. The weather had cleared up to bright, blue skies, so business was slow. People wanted to walk when it wasn’t raining, and those days were rare in this city. It was as if even crime took a day off when it stopped raining. 

Tanabe was driving to the tunes of his radio, tapping his fingers to the beat. […]

March 22nd, 2021|

Takayama, Jiro

I woke up with excruciating pain in my back. I was lying flat on my stomach on a tatami mat, wearing nothing but a traditional fundoshi. It took me a while to adjust to my new surroundings. Thin pieces of bamboo were scattered on the floor all around me. On my left were low cabinets filled with books on the subject of irezumi. The empty spaces in the cupboards were filled with small statues of Buddha. An old man was sitting on his knees next to me on my right. […]

March 22nd, 2021|

Tequila Smiles When Jazz Notes Cry

It seemed that overnight the people decided they could live without his writing. That it wasn’t necessary for this world. Jack was finished. The readers chewed him up and spit him out, down the river with the rest of the turds. Jack kept burning the midnight oil, trying to find the remains of his muse. Why did it have to leave him like that? He was on top of the literary world before the people decided against him. 

One night it came to him, the perfect […]

March 13th, 2021|
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