Stories


Stories on the Go aims to encourage and engage the community in reading. We bring all sorts of literature into daily life and public spaces, offering short reads to those who don’t have much time and may not read often. If you are a published or unpublished author and would like to contribute with a short story we will share it via our platforms and initiatives. Submit any time your flash fiction or short story (up to 2500 words):

      

Includes a Q&A. Any other questions please email us stories@thecommutingbook.org

Stories for Fantasy

First, find a location. Find a shabby farm that keeps its neighbours at arm’s length. Find a house with a rusted roof, with guttering that dribbles dow ...More

Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction
Zoë Meager | The commuting Book
Zoë Meager

September 22   ●  5 min read

John paused and turned away from his screen to glance at the steaming cup of coffee. Something felt a little off but he couldn’t place his finger on ...More

Action & Adventure, Drama, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction
Steven Moe | The commuting Book
Steven Moe

September 22   ●  18 min read

Miraculously the Yellow dagger Somehow appeared on the Table next to the Elevating bottle Really, this was all very strange Yet, started making sense ...More

Fantasy & Science Fiction, Young Writer
Hannah Share | The commuting Book
Hannah Share

September 16   ●  1 min read

Leila stood in the doorway, her little legs shaking in her blueberry pjs. “I don’t want to, Daddy,” she whispered. “Come on, sweetheart,” Michael sa ...More

Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction, Humor & Comedy
Sarah Pratt | The commuting Book
Sarah Pratt

July 20   ●  4 min read

I remember the clock He liked to count down Whether we liked it or not, Whether we smiled or frowned He hung in my house On the nursery wall We saw him as b ...More

Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction, Young Writer
Hannah Burns | The commuting Book
Hannah Burns

September 22   ●  min read

With its face to the black and ass to the blue, orbital scaffolding repurposed for the next generation ship, the Gilman was a thing of impossible u ...More

Fantasy & Science Fiction
AJ Fitzwater | The commuting Book
AJ Fitzwater

September 9   ●  16 min read

Meet her in the forest You’ll find her fascinating She may not welcome you but she has no choice in this The tree which she is forever linked to creak ...More

Drama, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Fiction, Young Writer
Sophia Williamson | The commuting Book
Sophia Williamson

September 22   ●  1 min read

Fox

They didn’t want my name to be conventional. It’s a quick, sharp sound, a sound that belongs with cricket chirps and snapping twigs, brilliant ...More

Fantasy & Science Fiction, Young Writer
Sarah-Kate Simons | The commuting Book
Sarah-Kate Simons

September 16   ●  3 min read