Colin Marks


British writer Colin Marks (born 1970) has so far only published a handful of short stories electronically, reaching #4 in the Amazon short story category. He is currently working on a novel which is due to be released in 2013.


Twisted Tales
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,280. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
'Twisted Tales' from Amazon #4 Short Story author, Colin Marks, presents eight unique stories united by endings with a twist. It features three new short stories and edited versions of his existing five shorts. This collection contains the following stories: 'Wind in the Trees', 'Old House', 'The Man Who Could Replicate Himself', 'Dying With My Children', 'The Operation', 'To Kill the President'
Bunny O'Sullivan and the Hawk
Price: Free! Words: 1,960. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Animals » General, Fiction » Children’s books » Short Stories
Bunny O'Sullivan is a friendly rabbit who gets along with everyone. When a hawk sees him and his family chomping on Farmer Stubbins's cabbages, will Bunny O'Sullivan be able to get everyone back to the safety of their burrow before the hawk decides it's time for lunch? "Bunny O'Sullivan and the Hawk" is a short tale (1,600 words) for toddlers and young children.
The Operation
Price: Free! Words: 4,160. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(3.00 from 1 review)
A late night knock at a door starts a ‘Kafkaesque’ tale of confusion and frustration in this latest 4,000 word short story from British writer Colin Marks.
Dying With My Children
Price: Free! Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
(4.67 from 6 reviews)
A wealthy business man is dying, laying on his bed surrounded by his children. He reflects on his life and his relationship with his children in his final moments. This 2,700 word story is the third of three fast-paced intelligent short stories from British writer Colin Marks.
To Kill the President
Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2011 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
A father returns from work to find a cryptic note on his bed. Is his son going to kill the president? And can he stop him in time? This 2,000 word story is the second of three fast-paced intelligent short stories from British writer Colin Marks.

Colin Marks' favorite authors on Smashwords

A.D. McFadzean
Latest book: A Lesser Hero.
Published January 25, 2012.

Smashwords book reviews by Colin Marks

  • Pinochle or Strip Poker? on June 05, 2011
    (no rating)
    Hi Ernest, thanks for the reviews. Yep, I did correct the last version based on your comment, thanks for that - two friends of mine both missed that :) I wanted to say thanks but I couldn't find a contact address for you, so sorry about this 'back door' method here! C
  • The Sunflower That Roared on June 15, 2011

    Nice story, I read it with my 7 year old daughter and we both liked the pictures and the words :)
  • Battle Field on July 01, 2011

    I'm sorry, I really didn't get this!
  • Time and Money on July 17, 2011

    Excellent. Very professionally written, and a very good, fun story! Top marks! :)
  • Wetter on Aug. 01, 2011

    I'm surprised the main character wasn't more shocked with the events and tempted to do something about it, but a minor point. It reads very well, very professional, and certainly worth a look!
  • Fiscal Constraints on Sep. 01, 2011

    I do like your writing :) Another fantastic short story, now I've got to find time to read the novel!!!
  • Hostile Witness, a Josie Bates Thriller on Feb. 27, 2012

    'Hostile Witness' was very engaging. The writing was intelligent, the characters were well formed and Rebecca's obvious knowledge of the legal process made it all entirely believable. It ended with a fizzle, rather than a bang, but even so, I'd recommend it, especially for those who like court room dramas.