Author Archives: Alan James Keogh

About Alan James Keogh

I am a 24 year old writer who somehow tricked U.C.D. into giving me not only a degree in English and Classical studies, but an Hons Masters in Creative Writing too. Visit my blog where I post short stories twice a week (Monday and Wednesday) and an installment of a serialised novel on Fridays. I did consider writing this in the third person, as though it was written by someone else, but Alan is not comfortable writing in the third person as it seems kinda creepy and unbalanced so Alan decided it was probably best to write in the first person. He hopes it went well for him.

Welcoming the End. Flash Fiction.

Mary carefully lowered herself into the chair, once she was sitting she let out a small sigh of relief. Everything hurt these days, she reached out and picked up the hand mirror sitting on the small table beside her, carefully … Continue reading

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The Deal. Flash Fiction.

Gail looked out at the trees, it was there, she could feel it watching her, lurking in the shadows. After a few minutes the feeling left, Gail turned and went into the house, “It’s getting bolder.” “Well, what did you … Continue reading

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Loss. Short Story.

Danny looked at himself in the hall mirror, he turned his head this way and that, then tried smiling. It looked wrong, too bright, too manic. He let his face relax and tried again. Better. “Morning! Yes, it’s a beautiful … Continue reading

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Oracles. Short Story.

Happy St. Patrick day! Hope everyone has a good day! I’m not up to much today, just going to have a relaxed one. I always find Paddy’s day can be a bit stressful, town is always packed and it’s a … Continue reading

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No Short Story Today.

Hi everyone, I’m unexpectedly sick today so there won’t be a short story, not to worry, we’ll be back on track Friday. Hope everyone is having a good week!

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Vacation. Short Story.

“I think…I think someone is out there.” “Oh ha-ha John, stop being a dick. We both know there’s nothing out there. You tried that the last time too remember?” “Yeah, no I know, and I was joking then but I’m … Continue reading

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To Another World. Flash Fiction.

“And you’re sure it’s safe?” “Life is full of risks honey, there’s no guarantee. It does what it does.” Josie looked at the small plastic baggie, it was filled with a brownish powder, excitement was bubbling up in her chest, … Continue reading

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