Short Stories


The Magic Ball

30th January 2020
By Eric Kwame Sacket
Short story

When If and Then Becomes Now

29th January 2020
By Alisha
Indi 2020 short story competition, for love of the game

The Cotton Lee Dairies Mystery

6th January 2020
By M L Duffy
An Ashton Sherlock Holmes Adventure

A Lifetime with Ira

2nd January 2020
By Kanchana Vinay
A Short Story about the everlasting wheel of time

The End

31st December 2019
By David E. Gates
Short Story by David E. Gates

Learning Something New

30th November 2019
By Jason Garden
Even a simple meal can be strange

Spire Shire (Abridged)

19th November 2019
By Nigel James Wilson

The Sable Lane Catering Company

9th November 2019
By Keith Anthony Baird
A short story which pushes the limits of a reader's endurance in its telling of a very macabre tale.

Passing Through (A Short Horror Story by P.J. Blakey-Novis)

8th October 2019
By P.J. Blakey-Novis
An entry in the Indipenned 2020 short story competition

Frankenstein 2.0

31st October 2018
By Mel Small
In celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelly’s novel Frankenstein, A Modern Prometheus, a short story by Indipenned founder Mel Small


17th July 2018
By Mel Small
In celebration of 100 years of the RAF here`s a short story by Indipenned founder Mel Small.

An Exclusive Excerpt From My New Book, Local Author Writes Book. OUT NOW.

9th June 2018
By Will Nett
An exclusive excerpt from my new book, available next week.

The Darlington Substitution (Chapter 12)

21st May 2018
By Mel Small
The final chapter: With Charles Darlington's plot to steal the Eligius Chapel treasure foiled, the great detective, Sherlock Holmes, explains all... As tends to happen in these situations.

The Darlington Substitution (Chapter 11)

13th May 2018
By Mel Small
Chapter 11: In the penultimate installment Holmes and Watson head to Eligius Chapel to snare their prey...

The Darlington Substitution (Chapter 10)

5th May 2018
By Mel Small
Chapter 10: The investigation turns on its head when Sherlock Holmes realises the a single misinterpreted fact has skewed their view. On realising this Holmes and Watson head to a place outside Holmes

The Darlington Substitution (Chapter 9)

18th April 2018
By Mel Small
Chapter 9: When Holmes finally gets to hear Watson`s interview with Charles Darlington the most innocuous of facts re-orientates the investigation. Who is Eligius Chapel and how can a dead man help?

The Darlington Substitution (Chapter 8)

7th April 2018
By Mel Small
Chapter 8: Following their meeting with Charles Darlington, Holmes and Watson get a visit from Detective Inspector Lestrade. Lestrade`s warning of is widely ignored...

The Darlington Substitution (Chapter 7)

31st March 2018
By Mel Small
Chapter 7: With Holmes` tenacity unwavering a reluctant Watson is dragged along in an investigation he feels they should abandon. The trail leads them to Charles Darlington and scampi and chips

The Darlington Substitution (Chapter 6)

25th March 2018
By Mel Small
Chapter 6: Against prevailing instinct, Doctor Watson heads to Drake The Bookshop for a book signing. Whilst there he meets a fellow author with some new insight into Charles Darlington.

The Darlington Substitution (Chapter 5)

15th March 2018
By Mel Small
Chapter 5: With Sherlock Holmes` investigation gathering pace, he and Watson head to the Southern Cross for a meeting with Holmes` old pub quiz nemisis, Mick Richardson.

The Darlington Substitution (Chapter 4)

5th March 2018
By Mel Small
Chapter 4: It's the day of Watson radio interview broadcast, but before BBC Radio propels him to superstardom he has to negotiate a book signing at WHS Teesside Park.

The Darlington Substitution (Chapter 3)

27th February 2018
By Mel Small
Chapter 3: It's Watson's big day and he heads to Broadcasting House for his interview with BBC Radio Tees. Can he grasp the opportunity and kick on his career as a writer to the next level?

The Darlington Substitution (Chapter 2)

20th February 2018
By Mel Small
Chapter 2: With Watson ebullient at his forthcoming appearence on the radio he hopes his friend, Sherlock Holmes, will join him. No chance. However, there is something to pique Holmes' interest...

The Darlington Substitution (Chapter 1)

14th February 2018
By Mel Small
Chapter 1: With Doctor Watson's literary career starting to take off, a chance meeting with a fellow author in O’Connell's gives him an idea on how to get his work in front of a whole new audience.

What`s in a Name?

25th December 2017
By Mel Small
Joe and his pregnant wife, Mary, face a race against time to ensure their first born child is born in the promised land.

Elves of Myst: Festivity

18th December 2017
By Fiona Jeeves
A short story, from the magicians of Myst

What are Short Stories About?

10th June 2017
By Indipenned
Indipenned short stories help indie writers to demonstrate their work and build a following in the independent publishing world.  Short stories can be single postings or weekly serialisations