Colin Reed

Biography

From Blackpool Uk. Am beyond 60yrs old now. Not had a career, but have had plenty of different jobs at different social levels. I enjoyed being an archaeologist and my self-employment in building work, as well as a short spell as a toymaker. Educated at boarding school and also on the streets of Europe.
I have a wife,two sons and two grandsons.

Smashwords Interview

What are you working on next?
Catching up on and re-writing everything that has been written but unpublished to date, including new stories, new ideas. Reviewing my first book, 'Jimmy Bucklesmith' and writing a second part to it.
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Life; you've got to get on with it. Family responsibilities. Up for work early morning. When not at work there is usually time to get up early enough to continue writing on PC, before the busy day resumes.
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Books

In Heaven's Glorious Bosom
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Price: Free! Words: 4,440. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Uncle Arthur is about to be revived from his untimely death of some years since. Dog Merdo is about to challenge death at the same time. Death is the only place that the two socially different people, could ever possibly meet in the equality of the soul of each human individual. While Uncle Arthur's vision of bosoms is only ever figurative, Dog Merdo's is more practial and direct.
L for Louisa
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Price: Free! Words: 2,410. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Fortune favors no-one in particular. It has no morality. Sometimes it favors the righteous, sometimes the clever, sometimes the foolish and sometimes the unworthy.
The Lion and the Cheesegrater
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: March 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
(4.00)
From the depths of a stuttering marriage, Hayley’s husband suddenly and inexplicably began to shower her with gifts. Hayley and her Svengali friend Ottilia could only guess what it was that he wanted off her. An adult topic but below 18.
Coming Clean
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,200. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Opportunity can be teasingly presented by either a guiding angel or a devil, and it is the choice or the impulsion of the individual to accept or reject the invitation.
The Queue for the Bog
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Price: Free! Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: January 21, 2014. Category: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
(4.00)
Nathan didn't like queues and when he arrived at the museum he found just that. But the girl he had come to see, made him think about himself, and the queue could be very valuable to him if he were to join it.
Yer Main Ingerland Man
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,450. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When it comes to personal survival, the human being is faced with the moral decisions of self sacrifice or self preservation. Heroes and saints usually opt for self sacrifice, but not always.
Skipdoll
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 92,100. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2013. Category: Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Life at home on the farm for Jade Marie, in her last year at school, has become extremely difficult. Relationships, both at school and at home, have become strained, and she has become isolated and introspective. But, when a doll, retrieved from a builder's skip, comes into her life, it appears to dramatically speed things up to its own conclusion.
The Man o' the Woods
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
To most people, the Man o' the Woods is a mythical creature that has never existed, and never could. It was Bram and Bradley Trimps' ambition to prove everybody wrong by bringing back, along with their own fame, incontrovertible evidence that the scientific world could not deny.
Last Orders at Waterloo
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
(5.00)
After arriving back from a drinking contest in the pub one night, Dave is surprised to find that his long time partner, Belinda is seductively waiting in the bedroom, but then finds out that it is not really him for whom she is waiting.
Identikit
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,960. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
(3.00)
Putting all your energy into daily, physical survival can leave some important aspects of self unconsidered, and ignoring these can have extreme consequences.
Masterpiece
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,990. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2013. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » General
A short story. Love is expected to last but, when relationships break down, each person has their own way of hurting, and their own way of redressing the balance, sometimes through reparation, and sometimes through reprisal.
The Proud Black and White Speckled Hen
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2013. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals
A short, children's, precautionary tale, which suggests the dangers of exercising too much pride.
The Four Ringtones of the Apocalypse
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Price: Free! Words: 1,170. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2013. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(5.00)
Flash fiction. A light-hearted angle on irony. Music might feed the soul - but often only according to the listener's own diet plan.
Jimmy Bucklesmith's Unexpected Day Out
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 146,840. Language: English. Published: December 16, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
A young boy has to quickly learn how to survive on the streets of a congested, urban environment in a post industrial world. With bad legs to contend with, he sees how others deal with being human, when the technology is available to easily change body parts to escape or enhance their status. His success is tested in the lonely darkness of the day's end when physical survival is all that matters.

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Smashwords book reviews by Colin Reed

  • Smashwords Style Guide on Dec. 16, 2012
    (no rating)
    without the the invention of the stirrup my ancestors would not have even arrived yet....without the invention of the wheel, I couldn't have driven to the library....without the written word there would be no library....without the Style Guide I couldn't have published; Nice one! - it's that important...it keeps the written word rolling along....
  • Other Shoes, Other Feet on Dec. 30, 2013

    Attention holding narrative, content and style.Enjoyable read. Very.
  • Single Guy, Lonely Grill on Dec. 30, 2013

    Quick, quaint read - but dark, too, where humour often disguises pain.
  • A Halo Too Deep (a flash fiction story) on March 19, 2014

    It might be irrational to believe in myth but entirely rational to feel invited by a smile.....but which is the safer option? Excellent quick read. Weird though? Ironic perhaps - and great with it!