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!


Please vote for me!

I recently entered a writing competition organised through Narrative Imperative. Founded in 2018 by a group of friends, Narrative Imperative is a creative platform that engages New Zealanders in policy and advocacy.Through the lens of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), its advocates for everyday voices to influence Government policy and decision making.Narrative Imperative… Continue reading Please vote for me!



Pilferers International Association “Why am I here?” “You’re here to answer some questions, and it’ll be in your best interests to answer them honestly. Tell the truth, and you’ll be out of here before you know it.” Seb looked around the room; it was a drab grey rectangular box without windows. The only light was… 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!

Roly Andrews - Author

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…suffer unbearably,’ Fly suggested.

I grimaced, Fly was right, and I was sure that if he had a mouth, he would have been grinning.

‘Fuck Off,’ I spat again in desperation – ‘bastard,’ I screamed at him.

‘I can help,’ Fly proffered.’ Tell me you want to end it, and I can make it happen.’

Tears welled. I started to cry, ‘go away leave me be.’

I knew I was done; I knew my time was close, but I wasn’t ready to give it away just yet. I just wasn’t prepared.

‘What would you give for more time?’ Fly asked as if he could read my…

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The Super Killers Ball

I’m an anti-vaxxer and Covid denier. A mighty proud one to boot. So much so, that last month I stood in the General Election. I polled 211 votes but would have polled more if people weren’t afraid to be associated with me. People are scared these days you see, afraid to speak their real minds,… Continue reading The Super Killers Ball


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…