The Story of the Inner Self

Posted on June 6, 2016 in Stories

stories of meditation

When I was younger I had the idea that when you travelled somewhere far away where no one knew you, you had the opportunity to reinvent yourself. With no one around you to remind you of who you were or…

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The Three Thieving Demons

Posted on May 12, 2016 in Stories

fox in the snow

This is the story of three demons who sat around at the end of the world wondering what they could steal from the humans, what would they miss the most?

The answer was… stories.

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The Magician

Posted on May 10, 2016 in Stories

magic story

The Magician walked the winding mountain road towards the village, passing into the shadow of the towering volcanic peaks and observing out of the side of his eyes the commotion his arrival was causing. He walked on slowly towards the…

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Man in a Box

Posted on February 19, 2016 in Stories

tramp, homeless man in a box

Jonathan Spencer felt that his wife didn’t understand him at all. There he was, working every hour God sent to meet the mortgage payments on their pretty little house in the suburbs, putting food on the table for his children…

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The Story of the Sphinx

Posted on January 18, 2016 in Stories

sphinx story

It the mountain village of Singulus it was considered extremly bad manners to ever speak to anyone. In Singulus, a person was valued by how much they knew and to tell someone anything was to imply that you knew more…

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The Man Who Fell in Love With the Moon

Posted on December 29, 2015 in Stories

man in love with the moon

Of all the stories of broken-hearted lovers, none was ever quite so tragic as the man who fell in love with the moon. It all began in the park one evening as he sat on a bench, shrouded in self-pity,…

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Hands of Life

Posted on December 19, 2015 in Stories

healing hands of eternal life

Leonard Leben was born into a wealthy family in 1521. His father died of typhoid leaving Leonard and his mother alone in a large mansion in the English countryside. Leonard’s mother transferred all of her love for her husband onto…

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The Character Who Got Away

Posted on December 6, 2015 in Stories

writer, storyteller

For some years now I’ve been focusing on writing short stories that I can perform for an audience. Storytelling is for a writer what a concert must be for a musician and it revolutionises the creative process as I get…

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A Night in Fairyland

Posted on November 28, 2015 in Stories

Some years ago I tried to settle down for a while. I’d met a blonde German girl who was prepared to take on the task of domesticating a traveler and we moved into a little apartment together in Berlin. I…

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Lionel Liskin and the Society of Thieves

Posted on November 14, 2015 in Stories

story of thieves

When Lionel Liskin was born everyone gathered in the delivery room cried out in excitement ‘It’s a boy!’ and were rather disconcerted when Lionel detached himself from his mother’s breast and corrected them: ‘You mean to say he‘s a boy….

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Katya and the Moonlight Dancers

Posted on October 15, 2015 in Stories

moonlight on lake

The lake on the other side of the hill held secrets most of the villagers didn’t want to know. But when Katya, a young Russian girl heard the birds singing there one night, she had to go and find out…

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The Man Who Could See Demons

Posted on July 15, 2015 in Stories

Blu monster berlin story

Berlin is a city where you expect to see everything. With the cheapest beer available for 45 cents, there are people drinking everywhere at midday. Artists, hippies and travellers from all over the world scratch out a living and hang…

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The Story of the Dream Walker

Posted on July 2, 2015 in Stories

story of dreams

Alison work up one morning and was startled to find that her hair was soaking wet. She pressed her hand to her forehead to check for fever but found none and neither were her bedsheets moist with sweat as sometimes…

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The Story of the Dream Gypsies

Posted on May 23, 2015 in Stories

There are times in our lives when we don’t know who we are any more. We leave behind who we thought we were and find ourselves wandering unknown, nameless roads, drifting aimlessly until we find somewhere to settle, someone else…

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The Painter

Posted on July 17, 2014 in Stories

the most beautiful sunset in the world is on a greek island

High above a village on the Greek island of Kalos, there lived an old painter in a small stone house that he’d inherited from his father along with an orchard of olive trees which he harvested alone, allowing him to…

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The Greatest Love Story of All Time

Posted on October 19, 2013 in Stories

love story

When Elsa Schenkel came of age there were no shortage of suitors. Her family was wealthy and respected and could trace their family tree back for 12 generations. Moreover, it was generally agreed that Elsa was one of the most…

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The Story of Simon Simonov

Posted on September 24, 2013 in Stories

Niyazov, president dictator of Turmenistan

The day that Simon Simonov won the presidential election was the happiest moment of his life. ‘For my part I wanted only to be a humble shepherd,’ he declared. ‘but who can deny it is is the will of the…

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The Story of the Painter

Posted on December 19, 2012 in Stories

the most beautiful sunset in the world is on a greek island

  High above a village on the Greek island of Kalos, there lived an old painter in a small stone house that he’d inherited from his father along with an orchard of olive trees which he harvested alone, allowing him…

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The Almost Complete Audio Stories

Posted on June 2, 2012 in Stories

Here are some of my latest stories to listen to as you’re falling asleep, on a bus or just in the mood for a bit of imaginative storytelling. I’ll be adding more stories from time to time and eventually make…

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The Tale of the Dragon

Posted on December 28, 2011 in Stories

hokusai's japanese dragon

The sounds of the men drinking and laughing in the garden of the tavern echoed off the surrounding mountains and carried down to the fields where the women had been harvesting the crops since dawn. The drunken howls of laughter…

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Hitchhiker at the Crossroads – Travel Comic

Posted on December 17, 2010 in Stories

hitchhiking travel comic

With the wonderful artwork of Daniela Petrozzi, this is my first comic – a voyage through themes of hitchhiking, immigration, Mexico and the old blues story of heading down to the crossroads… To make it full screen click on ‘menu’…

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The Tale of Abu Hasan and the Fart – 1001 Nights

Posted on November 30, 2010 in Stories

Although it was ancient wisdom that marriage was joy for a month and misery for a life, yet everyone agreed that Abu Hasan should marry. With a healthy personal fortune, a keen wit and a generous heart, he was quite the most eligible bachelor in Baghdad…

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Salim and the Flying Carpet

Posted on October 15, 2010 in Stories

flying carpet story

Our story concerns a kingdom deep in the Middle Easy, long ago, ruled by an old sultan whose wise and compassionate rule had won the respect and love of all the people of his land. But no one rules a…

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