Robin Gilbert


I was born and bred in South Wales. From 2007 until 2015 I lived in Brisbane but the possums won and I was forced to return home, where I now live broken but not without hope with my wife and two children. I am the Director of a games development company.

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Price: Free! Words: 6,270. Language: British English. Published: October 12, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Horror » Occult
A schoolboy is kidnapped. His powerful, wealthy father enlists the aid of a strange old man prepared to do whatever is necessary to get him back, even exploiting the unusual gifts of a sweet, young girl...
Moving On
Price: Free! Words: 1,130. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Poetry » Spiritual
What are we but voices, inside a madman’s head?
County Caught
Price: Free! Words: 45,830. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
An hilarious novella length tale with a vast cast set in the shire of Pue Damlla on the skirts of the strange and magical Vastgreen Forest. A tale of bloody murder that sees the first stumbling introduction of the revolutionary protojudiciary where twelve strange folk are charged with separating the victims from the villains from the barbers!
Price: Free! Words: 3,980. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
A spinster devotes herself to a shamefully selfish form of charity work, until the day a stranger enters her world...
The Belar (A Tale from the Gateway Worlds)
Price: Free! Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
On Davox, the second moon of the Gateway World of Utainium, the Belar, majestic shepherds of the runeyan live peacefully. But now their adopted world is filling with Watchers from the home world of Omni, Watchers who, usually, take whatever they wish...
Looking Back on the Summer of ‘87
Price: Free! Words: 3,600. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Mary is alone when her car breaks down on some god forsaken back road in the middle of nowhere. Then she hears singing and follows it... to discover something quite unexpected.
Price: Free! Words: 12,030. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
(4.00 from 1 review)
A badly beaten prostitute dreams of a fantasy world in which she is a princess... or is Elysia the world in which she truly belongs and her current existence a nightmare?

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  • The Waiter on July 27, 2011

    Sweetly sad and touching.
  • Semicolons and Colons: A Guide for the 21st Century on Aug. 29, 2011

    Informative and amusing. Everything you want from non-fiction.
  • The Watchman on Nov. 15, 2011

    A brilliant little tale, evocative and thought provoking. A short, sharp punch to the mind that leaves you wishing there was more back story... yet happy to go about your day imagining a back story all of your own.
  • The Clockwork Doll on March 27, 2013

    Beautifully written and wonderfully heart breaking.
  • My Ten Best Short Poems on May 09, 2013

    I love Lenny’s insight, emotion and wit; “Tracing the edge of happiness” is simply a wonderful way of looking at things. If pressed I would say that, “When They Ask” was my favourite.
  • From Your Head To A Gazillion Hands on Oct. 24, 2013

    As a veteran and professional programmer of many languages, I decided recently that I want to write apps (as a hobby). The plan is to buy a cool iMac & install Xcode, learn Objective-C, the OpenGL ES Framework, the Cocoa Touch frameworks, Quartz, etc. etc... This eBook made me think twice, in a good way! It highlighted the difference between my envisioned approach, which probably comes from my working class background where the ‘I must work for a living’ attitude dominates, to the more entrepreneurial approach whereby you create the ideas and have others execute the details for you while overseeing at a higher level (which is also work, I know, but more white collar than blue collar, as I see it). That revelation, combined with the other insights contained therein gave me heaps of new ideas! Thanks Dane. I'm now off to your website to subscribe to your mailing list...