Free Stories

Welcome to the Free Stories page, where we hope you will find interesting short stories and anecdotes to whet your appetite! All are free and easy to download without having to leave any details. Please scroll down and enjoy!

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CALL THE FIRE BRIGADE!

‘Like Peas In A Pod’ – My Alerter & Me!

JD Morgan finally confesses to having been ‘under the thumb’ and having his life completely dominated for twenty-five years by something over which he appeared to have little or no control – that small black rectangular plastic object with a solitary A4 battery which is called a ‘Fire Service alerter’! The author seeks to tell it as it is: life as a Retained Firefighter and the sacrifices these individuals make in to order serve their communities. (1,700 words)

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FREE BOXING STORY

Boxing: ‘This Lonely Place.’ A Tribute To Thomas ‘The Hitman’ Hearns

JD Morgan dedicates this short piece to all persons who have struggled to come to terms with loss in their lives, as he reflects on being greatly affected by witnessing one of his boyhood idols, Five Times’ World Champion, Thomas ‘The Hitman’ Hearns, attempting to pay tribute at the funeral of his father-figure, mentor and trainer, Emanuel Stewart. JD reflects on the emotional anomalies he witnessed when Detroit’s ‘King of the Kronk Gym’ and living legend in the world’s most machismo sport, was overcome by grief, sorrow and tears, openly displaying a side of himself that he could never reveal in the ring. (1,100 words)

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ESCAPE TO ADVENTURE!

The Great Jack London, My Father & ‘Life!

JD Morgan explores the biographical links between his long-since departed father, a proud, but barely-literate Cockney, born within the sound of Bow Bells, Gentlemen’s barber and ‘teller of tall tales’ without equal, to that of one of America’s greatest ever literary figures, world-famous journalist, novelist, adventure seeker and short story writer, Jack London. What linked them? And, why did his father, who could not have read the works of Jack London, advise his teenage son in the late-70s that, “If you really want to know about ‘life’, then read Jack London!”

Sound, sensible and solid advice, one might surmise, except that JD Morgan knew that his father could only read slowly and by sounding out the words individually; so, how did he know so much about the life and works of Jack London? (2,500 words)

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TEACHING ENGLISH ABROAD

Terry The Teacher & The Lady With ‘Bette Davis Eyes’

JD Morgan’s imagination runs wild as he recounts the tale of Terry, his teaching compatriot and fellow football follower in the Middle East, who had a tendency to fantasise about falling in love with his female students, usually at a whim, and then spend hours day-dreaming about the ‘what ifs’… (1,600 words)

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