Short Stories

Apathy – An abstract short story that attempts to display depression in an alternative approach.

© A. L. Plumb 2020


Between Minds – A three part short story in progress. Arthur Twindragon is a vigilante, though he is not quite the same as the ones you might know. He can swap his soul with that of another, allowing him to control the body of the criminals he chases. Of course, they have control of his body in that time too, but he often puts enough damage on them with their own hands before they realise what is going on, and before he swaps back into his own body to finish the job. One day however, he stumbles upon an enemy that is quite different from his normal criminals. Rather than having to hunt him down like any other criminal, this one challenges him to a one on one duel. Something is clearly off, yet Arthur accepts the challenge regardless, only to find that this foe is far more dangerous than he initially anticipated…

© A. L. Plumb 2020


The Light of Greed – A father/son duo are met by a stranger who tells them tales of an ancient treasure hoard hidden deep within the Himalayan mountains. Being on the poorer side of life, the duo happily decide to go on a quest to claim some of this treasure for themselves, so as to provide them the wealth they so desperately need. Only thinking of how much they could potentially gain, they don’t even consider how much they could lose when met with the hoard’s mythical guardian…

© A. L. Plumb 2020


The Last Night of Christmas – With anger and sadness being at an all time high all over the planet, our favourite jolly, overweight present bringer concocts a plan to bring the balance back in the favour of joy. However, his plans meet a speedbump in the form of his ancient nemesis…

© A. L. Plumb 2020


Angel of Death – Nightmares and reality are more deeply intertwined than many realize. Sometimes the monsters we spawn within our minds can join our world, and the fact you created them doesn’t always stop them from hunting you down…

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Valentine’s Dismay – A day of love for most. A day of heartbreak for some. A day of devastation for two, when their plans to finally admit their love to one another are interrupted by a bloodthirsty vampire. The soul of her desired lover stolen, Emily throws herself into the path of darkness to get it back. She will do anything to become reunited with her beloved, even if it means sacrificing her humanity…

© A. L. Plumb 2021


The Path of Nightmares – Dreams and nightmares. Some say they are the mind’s way of unravelling its unconscious thoughts, some believe them to be visions from another dimension, and then there are those who consider them as a message. Perhaps a threat, perhaps a heads up, perhaps something more. What will you find when you walk down the path of nightmares?

© A. L. Plumb 2021


The Old Gods of Desolation Side Stories

These stories are intended to be read after reading the book “The Old Gods of Desolation”. You can read them before if you wish, but they likely won’t make much sense.

The Exile of Blade – A short story that gives some more details on Blade’s exile, how he met his mercenary friends, and how he ended up serving Lord Ferumcertaele in Lutum.

© A. L. Plumb 2021



The Witch of Rapunzel – Chapter One
We’ve all been raised to believe that Rapunzel was a kind woman, a woman who was locked away against her will, a woman who only wanted love, waiting in her tower to be saved by her dashing prince. What we weren’t told were the more sinister reasons behind her entrapment. Why it was that a supposedly defenceless child was locked away far from anyone’s grasp. Was it to protect her from the dangers of the world? Or was it perhaps the other way around…

© A. L. Plumb 2021


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© A. L. Plumb 2020


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