Playground

Welcome to my playground!

Here you will find my short stories, design exercises and thought experiments, all of which were made to a very specific brief… scenarios must be randomly generated and abided by as closely as possible. See how well I did (or didn’t) meet the brief each time, below.

The Truth About Rom-Coms

3 little words is a short story series where 3 random words must be generated and used somewhere in the story. See how well I did (or didn’t) meet the brief below. Words to include: orgy, specimen, food. “Just have an orgy already!” The whole cinema went dead silent and shifted their attention from the […]

All the Feels

3 little words is a short story series where 3 random words must be generated and used somewhere in the story. See how well I did (or didn’t) meet the brief below. Words to include: hammer, protest, stab. The look on his face said it all. Danny loved to smash things, but for some reason […]

Close Encounters of the Nerd Kind

3 little words is a short story series where 3 random words must be generated and used somewhere in the story. See how well I did (or didn’t) meet the brief below. Words to include: transmission, commence, production. He was flabbergasted. Never before had this happened, aliens had taken over Drew’s podcast in the middle […]

Gotta Get the Girl, Right?

3 little words is a short story series where 3 random words must be generated and used somewhere in the story. See how well I did (or didn’t) meet the brief below. Words to include: shave, helmet, birthday. With a huff he blew the chin length hair out of his face. It was clearly going […]

Curiosity Killed the Pirate

3 little words is a short story series where 3 random words must be generated and used somewhere in the story. See how well I did (or didn’t) meet the brief below. Words to include: speed, piracy, sustain. Breath, just breath. Try to sustain this life for just a little longer. I keep trying and […]

Don’t Cry War

3 little words is a short story series where 3 random words must be generated and used somewhere in the story. See how well I did (or didn’t) meet the brief below. Words to include: major, frighten, crowd The major was nervous. He couldn’t understand why, he’d never been nervous before in fact he wasn’t […]

Playing the Wrong Game

3 little words is a short story series where 3 random words must be generated and used somewhere in the story. See how well I did (or didn’t) meet the brief below. Words to include: clash, screen, knife You look in the mirror, you’re a beautiful young woman with cascading brown hair that ripples in […]

The Pianist

3 little words is a short story series where 3 random words must be generated and used somewhere in the story. See how well I did (or didn’t) meet the brief below. Words to include: twitch, guilt, bow. It’s always the same dream. It’s the end of my performance, I stand up from the piano […]

The Messenger

3 little words is a short story series where 3 random words must be generated and used somewhere in the story. See how well I did (or didn’t) meet the brief below. Words to include: deliver, gate, reject “Arm the battlements! Close the gate!” “Wait, what? Sir, please I need to deliver this letter, it’s […]

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