Part Three I walked Comment Dog to the nearest subway. He took the lead; he always does that! “Are you thinking what I’m thinking,” I asked? He stared at me, said nothing. “Yep…” I thought. “Do your poochie pal’s still play all night poker at ‘Shifty Sal’s?” Comment Dog nodded. “Well, let’s see if Bunny… Continue reading Blogger Man and Comment Dog take on the Twisted Twitter Woman
The Return of the Legends! Six years ago, I toyed around with the idea of a comical serialisation. I’ve always enjoyed comics and crime stories (as well as the ridiculous, of course). So, I thought it would be cool to develop a couple of characters – hence Blogger Man and Comment Dog Man. At the… Continue reading Return of the Legends
From Runanga to Rome is a bloody long way! Especially when you’re a wet-behind-the-ears, twenty-four-year-old priest about to embark on three more years of theology studies. From the moment I flew over the beach before landing jet lagged at Leonardo da Vinci Airport, I felt like a fish out of water. Just as I had… Continue reading An audience with the Pope
In these awful days of Delta Covid, I thought it timely to reprise a story written in January. Is this how it started...? The Super Killers Ball I picked up the envelope by the front step. It stunk, looked and felt grimy. I wasn’t expecting anything and wondered if I should take it down to… Continue reading The Super Killers Ball
Felix the Field Mouse Farmyard Parable Felix the Fieldmouse was lying in the corner of the Hayshed. It was afternoon, and he was enjoying the warming rays of the sun stealing through the gaps and holes of a rusty corrugated iron wall. With a belly full of grain, he was kicking back, taking a break.… Continue reading Farmyard Parable
I recently wrote a commission piece for a retiring C.E.O. This was well received and will now feature on the back cover of that organisations staff handbook! I was absolutely delighted and honoured to be asked - and then stoked that this work will be published.
A 100 word story Disappointment Her hand is warm, her skin soft. She shrugs her shoulder, her hair dances. Over my shoulder, I hear violins shredding the night. “Not tonight,” she says, is that okay?” “Of course,’ I lied, knowing tomorrow will never come. “Thanks for your time; I appreciated it.” “I did too. Will… Continue reading Disappointment
Better times are coming - a 300 word story “I remember the day the men from the North came. My friend was in the army, and like all the others, he was dead twenty minutes after the invasion started.” “C’mon, tell me more about the North men, like you did last night.” “I’m not sure… Continue reading He rā ki tua
mock-up of 2021 Narrative Imperative Book My short story Evelyn's Garden will be published within a collection of writing focusing on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. I received the following email this week. Mōrena,We hope you’re having a lovely week.Firstly, thank you so much for putting in so much effort since voting opened -… Continue reading Great Publishing News!
300 word flash fiction Its been done before - but here's my version. Extraction The man behind the mask smiled. “That should do it! Shouldn’t feel a thing. Remember what I said, though; different people react in different ways to the anaesthetic.” Blinded by the lights above his face, Lex replied, “I’ll have to take… Continue reading Extraction
Pilferers International Association Seb looked around the room. It was a drab, grey, rectangular box without windows. The only light was from a single bulb dangling on a frayed wire from a twelve-foot-high ceiling. Two men sat opposite him—an old fat one, a guy with a moustache, the good cop! And a tall, young, skinny… Continue reading P.I.A.
https://videopress.com/v/DrGDaJIN?resizeToParent=true&preloadContent=metadata Return of the Water Deer Check out Return of the Water Deer - the exciting sequel to The cry of the Kuaka. Now available at: Amazon: Return of the Water Deer (The Iju Tilogy Book 2) - Kindle edition by Andrews, Roly . Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com. Smashwords: Smashwords – Return… Continue reading Return of the Water Deer
Here's an oldie - but a goody! Time Flies Fly rotated and tilted its bulbous head. It was looking at me. I was too mangled to shoo or wave it away, in too much pain to really care. “Do you want to die?” Fly asked. “Fuck off,” I spat. “You might linger for hours .… Continue reading Time Flies
I've been to China, but I wouldn't want to live there! Just look at the traffic! When I lived in England, I nearly pooped myself when I accidentally came across the 'Magic Roundabout' in Colchester! Then I giggled all the way back to London. What an utterly and perfectly absurd creation of civil engineering! And then,… Continue reading A world of traffic
In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Can’t Drive 55." https://youtu.be/tb8jkjlP89M 'Time you straighten right out,' taken from The Specials cover of the Dandy Livingstone song - Rudy, a message to you. The time was twenty three hundred hours. Commander Wilbur grimaced his brow now sweating. He had tried everything he'd learnt at the… Continue reading Time you straighten right out
Last Sunday afternoon I was driving the Rav 4 down Tahunanui Drive along the seashore, windows down, stereo blaring, wind blowing through my graying unkempt hair. Lost in memories and dreams of my lost years I inadvertently put my foot down. The speedometer soon reaching 70km ph. Within minutes, looking up at my rear vision… Continue reading A cautionary tale – don’t do what I did!
I love the English language and I love to have a laugh. If you were to ask my family and friends they would tell you I have a very strange sense of humour - perverse even. I'm a guy who doesn't need an audience to generate a chuckle. In fact, often I can and will burst into… Continue reading It’s just an idiom you knuckle head!
Interview with Roly Andrews (you can read more of this interview by clicking on the following link). https://www.smashwords.com/interview/andyhay001 What is the greatest joy of writing for you? Being in that oh so rare space, were everything comes easy and you can watch the words dance across the screen and take on their own lives, fills… Continue reading Smashwords interview with Roly Andrews
It’s funny how your behaviour changes when you’re being watched! For the last 6 weeks I've been spending one day a week working in Blenheim. The hour and a half haul over the Whangamoa’s and Rai Saddle to the Wairau Plains beyond might be a pain for some, but I love it. I like driving… Continue reading Look out, you’re being watched…