Stuart Page

Biography

I'm an English and Creative Writing graduate who lives in Todmorden, U.K. I've been a waiter, an English teacher, and a supermarket checkout boy. Through all of that, I have continued to write fiction of many genres. I spend my spare time playing the guitar and swearing at video-games.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
The first story I ever wrote - that I really took seriously - was probably this crappy fantasy epic that I took on for nanowrimo when I was seventeen. It was all swords and fireballs and melodrama.

Or...no. Wait. Was it the crappy horror/gay romance that I wrote in secret, late at night, around the same time? Was that the first one? Oh, man. I think it was. That one was really bad. Really funny, but really, really bad. It had a ghost, and an axe murderer, and a compulsive boy left alone by his parents in a big house, and his friend who came to stay who was in love with him.

I quit both of the above stories due to plot holes that I didn't know how to fill. I wonder how they would turn out, though, if I tried to write them now?
Describe your desk
Absolute trash pile.

The place where organisation comes to die.

"Stuart, there's three dirty cups on your desk now. Jeez!"

When the world ends and alien archaeologists excavate the ruins of this planet, they will find my desk atop a mountain of ash, and think it an alter, a place of worship. They will think that humans prayed to clutter and lived by mess. They will tell horrible tales about us to their children.

You've probably seen worse. Probably seen better, too.
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Where to find Stuart Page online


Books

Sunrise on Birdcage Walk, and Other Flash Fiction Stories
Price: Free! Words: 2,760. Language: British English. Published: January 15, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay
(5.00)
Sunrise on Birdcage Walk, and Other Flash Fiction Stories is a short collection made up of 25 multi-genre pieces, all at 99 words each. These bite sized experiences are perfect for when you crave the feeling of being swept up into another world, but you just don't have the time to invest in bigger works.
Ms. Wilder's Package
Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General
(3.00)
A man, grounded by a muscular injury that he can't seem to recover from, has given up on returning to the life that he once lived. But then a postal worker stops by his house one morning and gives him a neighbour's package to care of, triggering events that will change him forever and prompting the question: what does it take to truly begin healing?

Stuart Page's tag cloud

comedy    drama    fiction adult    gay    humour    lgbtq    parody    poetry    romance    satire    short story    suspense   

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Smashwords book reviews by Stuart Page

  • Shadow People on Nov. 20, 2017
    (no rating)
    I enjoyed reading Shadow People. Elancharan Gunasekaran has made something really interesting here. I loved some of the haikus. Other will probably take a few more reads to grow on me. I liked the overall vibes, though. I also liked the running theme of prowling shadows, (if they are real,) doing good or bad or just being there and doing something. It was interesting and atmospheric. Some favourites: 10pm late night call blood in urine - On my back kisses delivered in fury - 1am bed is a chair no pillow They were really strong visually. I've downloaded Shadow People to read again in the future and will likely return to the author for more.
  • A Taste Of My Thoughts Amid Those Crazy Cats on Nov. 20, 2017
    (no rating)
    Cats are nuts. Or is it only these ones? Heh. This is an enjoyable, quick read with good energy and imagery! It made me smile. Favourite bit: "So I throw toys around like Santa Claus But I don’t chant ho-ho-ho I scream go-go-go" I dunno. I just liked that a lot. Anyways, I will happily check out more of your work after this, Steve. Thanks for the nice read.
  • The Unknown and Other Stories on Feb. 01, 2018
    (no rating)
    The Unknown and Other Stories is a collection of three emotional short stories about leaving painful relationships behind and moving on. The ideas work. I happily read until the end. They need some more proofreading, however - particularly the second story. Keep up the hard work, Rachelle!