Blogger Man and Comment Dog take on the Twisted Twitter Woman

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

Return of the Legends

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

The Super Killers Ball

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

Farmyard Parable

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


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

He rā ki tua

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

Great Publishing News!

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!


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.

Return of the Water Deer 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 @ Smashwords: Smashwords – Return… Continue reading Return of the Water Deer

Time Flies

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

A world of traffic

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

Time you straighten right out

In response to The Daily Post's writing prompt: "Can’t Drive 55." '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

A cautionary tale – don’t do what I did!

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!

Smashwords interview with Roly Andrews

Interview with Roly Andrews (you can read more of this interview by clicking on the following link). 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

Look out, you’re being watched…

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…