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.

As the clocks chime ten

Final entry, date ??? The fires have started again. Even though they are still hundreds of kilometres away, the scent of burning plastic permeates the air, making a lot of people too sick to leave their homes. I suffer bouts … Continue reading

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A dance in the natural order

Warning: this story may be offensive to some readers. Please do not read it if you are particularly sensitive to suggestions of physical violence. It is not the author’s intention to glorify violence. This is a work of fiction inspired … Continue reading

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The Patent Gene

I was born with a fatal flaw. I have a faulty gene which, left unimpeded, would cause me to waste away. First my muscle tissue would wither, then my major organs would fail one after another, then my heart would … Continue reading

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