Reliable Joe sometimes fancies herself as a writer of short fiction. Then again, she also fancies Corn Flakes with warm milk and a dollop of neapolitan ice cream on top, so anything goes. Still, if you're a fan of speculative or horror fiction or you've just got nothing better to do in the next ten minutes, feel free to browse through a few of her stories.

NB: All works of fiction on this website are the copyright of Reliable Joe and are the author's own work. Any similarities to any other works or to real persons or situations are entirely coincidental.

Six word story

Riding the highway to nowhere fast.

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Six word story

One point of view trumps another.

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Six word story

Some doors are best left closed.

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Six word story

Big mouth. All smoke. No fire.

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Six word story

My ship has sailed. Fuck that.

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The Content Producers

“The guidelines are clear Jack,” the Line Manager’s face remained rigid with displeasure as he placed a copy of the Junior Content Producer’s Manual down on the desk between them, next to the report Jack had generated for his six … Continue reading

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The Nadir

The submersible traveled slowly down. It had to in order to adjust to the immense pressure which would cause it to implode if we progressed too fast. Looking to my left, past the pilot of our tiny vessel, Dr Pietro … Continue reading

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Joyce Town

Dana Gibbs had been driving too long. “You two, stop it now!” she raised her voice above what she thought was an acceptable register as her ten year-old son Jackson kicked the back of her seat for the umpteenth time. … Continue reading

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No Hard Shoulder

The Mona Vale Road in Sydney, Australia, is a notorious stretch of highway running between the residential suburbs of Mona Vale on the Northern Beaches and St Ives on the North Shore. Almost completely enveloped by dense bushland and devoid … Continue reading

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Game Dead

Josh ran a chunky finger over the embossed texture of the letters, examining them closely. He then lifted the cheque to his face and smelt it, not that he expected its smell to give anything away. The cheque had arrived … Continue reading

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