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Taking Off Her Clothes

Danielle wakes up to the fact that she's too conformist. Can Roger cope? By Andrew Starling. R&D series. 3900 words.

Blue Seaweed (Indica)

On holiday in India, the pair view the world from a different perspective. By Andrew Starling. R&D series. 4000 words.

Statements of the Famous*

Sherlock Holmes wonders why we need to know the opinions of famous people, and gets to meet Fatboy Slim. By Andrew Starling. Sherlock Holmes Dance Mix series. 4900 words.

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Ritual Circuits

Computers and microchips are a bit soulless. But maybe a little spiritual history can become embedded inside them. By Andrew Starling. R&D series. 3700 words.

The Lost Soul

A series of mysterious notes leads the protagonist to commit a terrible crime against a diminutive victim. By Tadeusz Deregowski. 1800 words.

The Gift

This isn't fiction. It's a eulogy for my father. It's also quite emotional. By Andrew Starling (1993). 1100 words.

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The Dissatisfied Voter*

Sherlock Holmes investigates a contemporary issue - how valuable is your vote in a modern democracy? By Andrew Starling. Sherlock Holmes Dance Mix series. 5100 words.

The Determined Existentialist*

A client asks Sherlock Holmes why he hasn't aged, even after a hundred years. The answer, of course, is that Holmes is a fictional character. But what about his client? By Andrew Starling. Sherlock Holmes Dance Mix series. 4700 words.

A True Story

A lawyer travelling in a taxi follows his instincts and suffers a puzzling experience. By Tadeusz Deregowski. 600 words.

The Bloody Sock and Other Tales

It's surely a bad day when you can't even commit suicide successfully. By Tadeusz Deregowski. 1400 words.

Meeting Mam

Danielle, herself born through a teenage pregnancy, invites her boyfriend round when her mother is going out. By Andrew Starling. R&D series. 2400 words.


Roger and Danielle in old age, still contemplating sex. By Andrew Starling. R&D series. 1400 words.


Here, they're an affluent but bored couple who come across a strange and sexy ritual at a Scottish inn. By Andrew Starling. R&D series. 3600 words.

Show Me Yours

Adolescence arrives, and the pair watch seagulls going through their courtship rituals, after first checking out the differences in their own bodies. By Andrew Starling. R&D series. 2700 words.

My Coach, Your Mobile Crane

An unconventional love affair, from the old days of new age travellers. By Andrew Starling. R&D series. 1400 words.

Pathetic Dragons

Mankind doesn't always think in the long term when it comes to energy resources. We were probably no wiser thousands of years ago. By Andrew Staling (1994). 1200 words.


* Stories marked with an asterisk are published in French in the collection "Sherlock Holmes Dans Tous Ses États", ISBN 978-2-7436-1734-9, Éditions Payot et Rivages, Paris, www.payot-rivages.fr. French language rights belong to this publisher.

More stories by Andrew Starling are available on Tinhat.com, including a Snow White remix, Sherlock Holmes overwhelmed by a computer, and the tale of a child hacker.

To find short stories by other authors, visit the Foxglove short story links page.