David Bond

Biography

Born in Stretford, Manchester, I am currently travelling around Australia doing odd jobs in return for accommodation, and I recently started writing short stories as a means of self-expression. Writing something that really resonates with people is the dream. It would also be nice if writing could support me financially, but that's a long way off yet!

My first published story here on Smashwords is 'Life and Death on the Tracks', a dark little tale that won second prize with the Darker Times fiction competition. My second published story is the humorous 'The Sim Diary', which won an honorary mention in the Five Stop Story fiction competition. Any praise or criticism can be directed to 'd-bond-34@hotmail.co.uk' and you can find a link to my travel blog below! Thanks for reading!

P.S. You can find my stories on the Darker Times website here (http://www.darkertimes.co.uk/winners/ss-runner-up-2-dec-2013.aspx) and the Five Stop Story website here (http://www.fivestopstory.com/read/story.php?storyId=5913)

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Hunter S Thompson, Thomas Hardy, Terence McKenna, Stephen King. I'm sure there's more but can't think of any right now...
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Being able to get one step closer to write something that people really enjoy reading. I like to make a little progress each day.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find David Bond online


Books

SkyDie
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Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
‘SkyDie’ is a disturbing short comedy and a parody of backpacker culture. The reader sees Liam, an average backpacker, witness his friends’ gruesome fall from grace thanks to a horrific skydiving accident. Fearing police intervention, and despite numerous setbacks along the way, Liam is nevertheless determined in his grand plan: to dispose of the bodies and to get home as soon as he can.
Mister Miser
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Price: Free! Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
‘Mister Miser’ is a dark little tale that sees the title character, a tight-fisted billionaire, shocked into submission by an overnight revolution of hearts and minds that renders wealth and power meaningless concepts. A series of frank exchanges between Mister Miser and his loyal servant, Mr Banks, sees Miser face up to a difficult choice - the outcome of which could destroy a perfect new world.
A Sweet Blitz
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Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Category: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
(5.00)
'A Sweet Blitz’ is a short but sweet wartime fable. A young girl, Sarah, is given some advice from her mother: ‘never accept gifts when you do somebody a favour’, advice which Sarah subsequently ignores given the lure of chocolate. Haunted by paranoia and guilt, Sarah eventually seeks solace in the forbidden bounty that drove her mad. She is appalled by what she finds, finally learning her lesson.
The Sim Diary
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Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
(5.00)
‘The Sim Diary’ is a humorous short story that gives the reader a peek into the tragic yet comical world of a video game character whose life story is found within a virtual diary hidden within the case of a popular video game. The little man deals with a series of unfortunate incidents that certain video-gamers may be familiar with, until he is ultimately left alone in his virtual home.
Life and Death on the Tracks
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Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
(5.00)
Life and Death on the Tracks' is a dark little tale documenting an ageing train driver and his wife. The decline of Harold’s railway line mirrors the decline of the man, until the line shuts and Harold goes missing. Mourning and horror ensue for his wife Mary amidst reports of ghostly figures roaming the tracks. Eventually, Mary heads to the old railway to investigate the mystery for herself.

David Bond’s tag cloud

backpacker    backpacking    billionaire    black comedy    blitz    chocolate    comedy    computer game    dark    diary    ego    funny    ghost    horror    miser    money    parachute    politics    power    railway    sims    skydive    the sims    train    travel    video game    war    world war two    ww2   

David Bond's favorite authors on Smashwords


Smashwords book reviews by David Bond

  • The Watch on April 02, 2014

    Entertaining read, and not just because of the mystery man but also because of the main character's dysfunctional relationship with her parents. Worth reading
  • The Ghost Who Tried to Love Me on April 02, 2014

    Wierd and wonderful, and suitably scary. Interesting reading about Taiwanese Ghost Month too!
  • Slow Down on April 02, 2014

    Gory and gruesome, and all the better for it! Builds tension quickly and effectively.
  • The Familiar Man: A Short Story on April 02, 2014

    Really well written and suitably horrifying, creating some gruesome images in the reader's head! Interested in the full length novel too.
  • Cold Stairs on April 02, 2014

    Sharp, to the point, yet full of suspense. Smart story in a small package.
  • The Sensitive on April 02, 2014

    Chilling stuff, with a good cover to match!