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This is a list of short stories, poems etc that I've written over the years. Some have been published in magazines or anthologies or on websites. - C. A. Broadribb.


My Fiction

Most of these stories are included in my ebooks. See the 'My Books' tab. I write all of my own material - I don't hire ghostwriters. I take my own photos, too.

  • Three Haiku (misc poems, 35 words, 2021)
  • Pavilion Pandemonium (spec-fic, 1604 words, 2021)
  • Common Sense (humour, 402 words, 2020) - published in the Stay A While anthology
  • Three Good Whiffs (sci-fi, 695 words, 2020) - published in ZineWest 2021
  • Quirky Qwerty (experimental, 229 words, 2020) - published in the NWG Pop-Up Zine and Expression 1 and NWG anthology 2020
  • COM.E.D.-19 (humour, 346 words, 2020) - published in NWG anthology 2020
  • Change and Rearrange (sci-fi, 645 words, 2019) - published in the 9000 Miles Away anthology
  • Adventure in Dragonland (children's fantasy novel, 12,032 words, 2019)
  • Whoever's Counting has to be LOUD (misc, 728 words, 2019) - published in ZineWest 2020
  • Real Romance (humour, 613 words, 2019)
  • Sorrowful Sorrow (humour, 597 words, 2018)
  • Couches and Chairs and Couches (humour, 616 words, 2018)
  • Party Party (humour, 373 words, 2018)
  • The Secret Beach. (misc, 2708 words, 2018)
  • Moon. Peace. Between. (sci-fi, 793 words, 2018) - published in ZineWest 2018
  • Hackett's Heroic Hacking (humour, 500 words, 2018)
  • That Play (misc/constrained writing, 285 words, 2018)
  • Love at the Sewage Treatment Plant (humour, 493 words, 2018) - won second place in the NWG Valentines Day mini-competition
  • It's Our Policy (humour/constrained writing, 897 words, 2018)
  • Eating Mango Sandwiches in Nigeria (humour, 500 words, 2018) - longlisted for the So Bad It's Good competition, published in NWG anthology 2018
  • Blood (misc/constrained writing, 473 words, 2018)
  • Christmas Chaos (humour/constrained writing, 1832 words, 2018)
  • An English Gentleman (humour, 533 words, 2017)
  • Meeting Samantha (humour, 646 words, 2017)
  • Spatial Irony/Ironic Space (misc, 242 words, 2017) - published in NWG anthology 2018 and in the 41 Arguments Avant La Lettre anthology
  • A Matter of Perspective (misc, 179 words, 2017) published in the Between Dusk and Dawn anthology
  • Hope in a Bottle (misc, 330 words, 2017) published in the 41 Arguments Avant La Lettre anthology
  • Floor Zero (sci-fi, 701 words, 2017) - came fourth in the 2017 Nov Sydney Freecon competition and published in the Eve's Gift And Other Stories competition anthology
  • Danger - Link Box (sci-fi, 754 words, 2017) - published in ZineWest 2017, received commendation certificate
  • Parrot Lady (misc, 2793 words, 2017) - won third place in City of Rockingham Short Story Awards, published in Westerly
  • Police Informant (crime fiction, 635 words, 2017) - published in ZineWest 2019
  • Birthday Party (misc/constrained writing, 1547 words, 2017)
  • The Mobile Avengers 3: Dunedoo Dilemma (humour\crime fiction, 3277 words, 2016)
  • Pink Socks (misc, 1247 words, 2016) - published in Tamba
  • A Purpose (crime fiction, 794 words, 2016)
  • An Angel or Two (humour, 626 words, 2016) - published in NWG Anthology 2017
  • MORDS (humour, 1239 words, 2016)
  • The Test (spec-fic, 903 words, 2016)
  • A Library Yarn (humour/constrained writing, 493 words, 2016) - published in NWG Anthology 2016
  • The Suppressive Paper (misc poem, 190 words, 2015)
  • Danger: No Safe Place (misc, 204 words, 2015) - published in ZineWest 2015
  • The Shawl Woman (spec-fic, 1769 words, 2015)
  • Xam (spec-fic, 2130 words, 2015)
  • Be Careful What You Wish For (humour\spec-fic, 1263 words, 2015)
  • Strawberries (misc, 1860 words, 2015)
  • The Dinner Party (spec-fic, 1741 words, 2015) - published in Writing Parramatta
  • Shoot Max! (spec-fic, 957 words, 2015) - published in Short and Twisted 2016
  • The Square (misc, 191 words, 2015)
  • The Castle (misc, 492 words, 2014)
  • Damien's Patient (humour, 99 words, 2014)
  • Wisdom From the Web (humour, approximately 12,000 words, 2014) - Self-published as an ebook on Amazon
  • A Call to Arms (crime fiction/constrained writing, 4310 words, 2014)
  • Foreign Wisdom (misc, 188 words, 2014)
  • Rat (crime fiction, 565 words, 2013) - Published in ZineWest 2013
  • Snake (misc, 146 words, 2013)
  • Wise Sayings (humour, 877 words, 2012)
  • Street Scene (humour, 86 words, 2012) - published in Short and Twisted 2013
  • Dr Greene's Patient (humour\sci-fi, 97 words, 2012)
  • The Professional (humour, 1336 words, 2011)
  • Wewould Swimming Centre (misc, 787 words, 2011) - published in NWG Anthology 2015
  • The Button (humour, 1000 words, 2011) - published in Short and Twisted 2012
  • Beach Photo (humour, 90 words, 2011) - published in Short and Twisted 2012
  • Snowie (humour, 434 words, 2011) - published in Short and Twisted 2012
  • Sunshine (spec-fic, 1833 words, 2011) - published in 21D magazine, issue 4
  • The Writers' Festival (spec-fic, 1070 words, 2011) - published in Short & Twisted 2016
  • The THING (humour, 1440 words, 2011)
  • The Girl From Davey's Deli (parody poem, 88 lines, 2011)
  • The Tribunal (sci-fi, 3493 words, 2011) - published in Narrator NSW\ACT summer 2011
  • The Ghost Bus (horror, 589 words, 2010) - published in NWG Anthology 2016
  • Email From Azbekhistan (humour, 790 words, 2010) - received a special commendation in the Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2010, published in ZineWest 2014 and received a joint Editors' Award
  • Shopaholics (parody of my own The Nun and the Assassin poem, 48 lines, 2010)
  • Robbery (crime fiction, 180 words, 2010) - Short-listed for the 2017 Words of Wyndham Writing Competition (flash fiction section) and published in the competition anthology
  • An Exciting Incident (crime fiction, 369 words, 2010)
  • Activity (misc, 124 words, 2010)
  • The Search for Barrit (speculative fiction, 3389 words, 2009)
  • The Nun and the Assassin\The Assassin and the Nun (crime fiction poem, 48 lines, 2009) - won the innovation category of the Scarlet Stiletto Awards 2009, published in One Surviving Poem anthology 2019
  • The Centre for Demonic Studies (misc poem, 401 words, 2009)
  • Mistaken Identity (spec-fic, 500 words, 2009) - published in NWG Anthology 2012 and on the Anti-Sf website #136
  • A Higher Buzzing (humour, 560 words, 2009)
  • Too Good to be True (humour, 1351 words, 2008)
  • Three Heroes (fantasy, 1004 words, 2008) - published in Ripples #21
  • Aliens (spec-fic, 2001 words, 2008)
  • White Nonsense (humour, 500 words, 2008) - published in NWG Anthology 2016
  • The Lazy Writers' Society (humour, 955 words, 2008)
  • The Tiles and the Mouse (misc, 618 words, 2008) - published in ZineWest 2011
  • Census Evasion (speculative fiction, 2089 words, 2008)
  • The Mobile Avengers 2: Melbourne Mayhem (humour\crime fiction, 2191 words, 2008)
  • Five Views (crime fiction, 697 words, 2007)
  • The Wardrobe Picklers (misc, 500 words, 2007) - published in Short and Twisted 2011 and Hopscotch and on the Anti-Sf website #121
  • Pickling in a Wardrobe (misc poem, 15 lines, 2007)
  • The AppEvalComm (speculative fiction, 1460 words, 2007) - published in Short and Twisted 2009
  • The Whale (speculative fiction, 445 words, 2007) - published in Ripples #9 and on the Anti-Sf website #118
  • Red (humour, 485 words, 2007) - published on the Anti-Sf website #125, NWG Anthology 2013
  • A Birthday Surprise (children's story, 256 words, 2007)
  • Gwen's Naughty Magic Wand (children's story, 379 words, 2007)
  • Where's My Magic Wand? (children's story, 349 words, 2007)
  • And Granma Said (misc, 152 words, 2007)
  • Secret Family Business (satire, 900 words, 2006) - published on H2G2 website 2006
  • The Wildlife Sanctuary (science fiction, 1624 words, 2006) - published in The Write Angle Nov/Dec 06
  • Aunt Agatha and Uncle Henry (new version, children's adventure story, 4060 words, 2005)
  • The Mobile Avengers 1: Sydney Sisterhood (humour\crime fiction, 2743 words, 2005)
  • The Pest Exterminator (humour, 1984 words, 2005)
  • A Spooky Inheritance (misc, 1024 words, 2005)
  • Waratah (misc, 671 words, 2005)
  • My Virtual Secret Admirer (romance, 1169 words, 2005)
  • Nice Day For A Murder (murder mystery novella, 30,218 words, 2004) - first chapter published on the Pixel Papers #30 website 2005, self-published through Seaview Press, self-published on Amazon as an ebook
  • No Way Out (crime fiction, 1383 words, 2003)
  • Singing Midget (humorous poem, 9 lines, 2003) - published in NWG Anthology 2012 and in the Broadkill Review e-publication 2007
  • Working for Harry (crime fiction, 6256 words, 2002)
  • Darkness and Light (crime fiction, 3216 words, 2002) - published on the NYWF website 2002, Books Online website 2003, Pixel Papers website 2005, RMSED website 2015
  • Where Were You? (misc, 648 words, 2002)
  • Corporate Email Policy (humour, 236 words, 2001)
  • The Job Interview (humour, 2979 words, 2001) - published on the NYWF website 2002
  • Virtual Reality (science fiction, 2652 words, 2001) - published in Ripples #8, received a highly commended certificate in the Katharine Susannah Prichard Sci-Fi/Fantasy Awards 2004
  • 3:45pm All Stations to Central (misc, 632 words, 2001)
  • Love Thy Neighbour (humour, 3695 words, 2001)
  • R0:0 (science fiction, 3257 words, 2000) - published in Ripples #10
  • A Beautiful Morning (satire, 629 words, 2000) published in NWG anthology 2019
  • Dreams in Rented Rooms (misc, 234 words, 2000)
  • Marketing Team (misc, 334 words, 2000)
  • Memories of Island Life (misc, 2300 words, 2000)
  • Court (humour, 1470 words, 1996) - Published on Arcadia BBS
  • A Story from The Post BBS and Wild Thoughts BBS (multiple authors, humour, 24,588 words, 1993-1996)
  • Are You a Penguin? (quiz, humour, 1995) - Published on Arcadia BBS
  • Vixen's Guide to Truth and Wisdom (humour, 500 words, 1995) - Published on The Post BBS and/or Wild Thoughts BBS
  • Vixen's Guide to Sysop Grovelling (humour, 297 words, 1993) - Published on The Post BBS and/or Wild Thoughts BBS
  • Vixen's Guide to Spiritual Enlightenment (humour, 654 words, 1993) - Published on The Post BBS and/or Wild Thoughts BBS
  • Vixen's Guide to Greater Godlinesss (humour, 491 words, 1993) - Published on The Post BBS and/or Wild Thoughts BBS
  • Vixen's Guide to Godliness (humour, 406 words, 1993) - Published on The Post BBS and/or Wild Thoughts BBS
  • How to Become a Black Belt in Karate (humour, 469 words, 1992)
  • The Charity Collector (humour, 337 words, 1989) - published in NWG Anthology 2014
  • The Big Bad Wolf (humour, 74 words, 1989)
  • Gudrun and Dierbran (fantasy, 2129 words, 1987)
  • John Cindarella (fantasy, 1987) - I no longer have it
  • Story about an office working foiling a criminal's attempt to bomb a building (inspired by a Vic-20 computer game!) (misc, 1987) - I no longer have it
  • Skit about an interesting sociological experiment (humour, 1987) - I no longer have it
  • Battle of the Deities (children's story, humour/metafiction, 4554 words, started 1986, finished 1994) - included with the self-published Sarah's Adventure
  • Sarah's Adventure (children's adventure novel, 11,692 words, started 1986, finished 2002) - self-published through Seaview Press
  • Explorer (science fiction, 2475 words, not completed, 1986)
  • Struggle Against the Environment (humour, 1985) - I no longer have it
  • St George the Dragon Fighter (fantasy, 1982) - I no longer have it
  • The Fake Fish Factory (misc, 1981) - unfinished - I no longer have it
  • Aunt Agatha and Uncle Henry (original version, misc, 1980 or 1981) - unfinished - I no longer have it
  • The Missing Link of the Seven Seas (misc, 1980) - unfinished - I no longer have it
  • The Water Monster (fantasy, 266 words, 1979)
  • Nip (misc, 35 words, 1976)
  • The Search For the Circus Things (fantasy, 212 words, 1974) - published in NWG Anthology 2014
  • Ship Song (misc, 186 words, 1972)