Short Stories

THREE

Three by David Christopher Johnston was first published by UK publisher, Bandit Fiction, on 6 January 2021. It is a comedy romance about a widower who reluctantly attends a speed-dating event at his local village hall.

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THE TRUTH ABOUT SANTA CLAUS

The Truth About Santa Claus is a festive comedy story by David Christopher Johnston. When Holly, aged six, discovers her parents have been telling fibs about the Easter Bunny, she starts to wonder if the man with the big white beard and red suit is make-believe, too. So with the help of her school friends she decides to investigate.

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THE INFINITE WOES OF BEING A HERO

The Infinite Woes of Being a Hero by David Christopher Johnston was first published by UK publisher, Bandit Fiction, on 5 August 2020. It is satirical fantasy story about a knight in shining armour who hates his job and longs to quit. Stallions, princesses and heroic knights cross with social media, networking dinners and HR in a humorous swipe at the modern workplace, class prejudice and fairy tales.

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THE MAN IN THE RAIN

The Man in the Rain is a light-hearted mystery story by David Christopher Johnston. As Nathan and Cassie wait for a bus during a storm, they notice a strange man lurking in the shadows across the road. Who is the mysterious man? What is he doing? And when is the damned bus going to arrive? 

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LAST DAY

Last Day is a short story by David Christopher Johnston. It is a romantic tale of a devoted husband and his memories of love.

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EIGHTY-FOUR

Eighty-Four is a poem by David Christopher Johnston about the Western societal depiction of “masculinity” and “manliness”, and the role they play in male suicide. 

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WARD 31

Ward 31 is a short story by David Christopher Johnston. It is a tale of insomnia, boredom, pain and humour beneath the watchful eye of a ticking God. 

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