Russell Kightley

Lethe's Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,090. Language: English. Originally Published: August 30, 2015 by Russell Kightley. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Would you know if you'd shifted to another universe, or even to another body? A new word appears, and a new life opens. And you ask yourself, "How long have I been here?" Lethe's Road's a cozy, psychological story, with a dash of time travel, set in an altered Canberra, in a baking, Australian summer. A small family notices a subtle change in their world. Then the journey begins…
Qualia, Pierce, & the Time Ship: A Marriage in Four Parts
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 44,480. Language: English. Originally Published: June 14, 2018 by Russell Kightley. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Qualia is an elderly widow, dying alone in her bedroom. Suddenly, she's a young housewife in a psychiatrist's office, explaining how she's hearing voices in the walls of her house—and how her husband, Pierce, is ignoring her. There's something wrong with her world. No one wants to take her money, except for her disbelieving psychiatrist—and Pierce pays for him. Did Pierce write the book to...
Yesterday Makers: A Story from a Time Machine
Price: $3.50 USD. Words: 32,720. Language: English. Originally Published: July 24, 2016 by Russell Kightley. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Paxton wants vengeance, and his time ship—which he barely understands—can give it to him. And all without the paradoxes. But there's less to Paxton's world than he realises—much less. Pierce is Paxton's mentor. Pierce is smart and charismatic and highly evolved, but he can't help Paxton. And Pierce has bigger fish to fry. A creative act—a weird collaboration between a woman and a...
Time Aerials: A Time Travel Diversion
Price: $4.50 USD. Words: 70,360. Language: English. Originally Published: June 21, 2015 by Russell Kightley. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A dying man's life flashes past as science fiction stories created by his panicked brain. Trying to make sense of its imminent demise, the brain spins tales of monster flies, and time machines, and weird factories, and a library of unreachable books. As it fights to stay in the past, forever circling its final moments, the dementing organ casts itself as The Great Mind, a god-like entity at the...
Global Replace & Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,770. Language: English. Originally Published: January 13, 2020 by Russell Kightley. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Urban, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Two wives share a house divided. A writer writes himself a sexy new partner. A backseat driver's trapped. An elevator runs out of floors. And clothes control the man. Short, sharp jabs into your mind. Philosophical sci-fi quick reads.
Retro Virion: A Tale of Lunacy & Loss
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,160. Language: English. Originally Published: April 22, 2021 by Russell Kightley. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A man spirals into madness, believing he's in touch with prehistoric animals, the unborn, and the dead. The world around him teeters on a knife-edge, threatened by a nightmare virus that destroys everything in its path. The unreliable narrator, who's immune to the plague, takes you on a journey into the broken heart of existence, to a fractured consciousness as big as the universe itself, and...
Café Street & Other Stories
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,440. Language: English. Originally Published: December 21, 2020 by Russell Kightley. Categories: Fiction, Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Inspired by the Australian bushfires and the global pandemic of 2020, this small collection of easy to read short stories will give you a serious jolt. A busy street becomes an eerie café. An unimportant man chats to his television. The best-laid plans for a green and vegan world go wrong. A man wakes up as a woman, or so he thinks. A plague party with neighbours. A bad-news addict, a...