David Bond


Born in Stretford, Manchester, I am living in Sale and working in Stockport (both near Manchester, that wet place with the football teams).

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 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!

Smashwords Interview

Who are your favorite authors?
Hunter S Thompson, Thomas Hardy, Terence McKenna, Stephen King, Umberto Eco, Graham Hancock, Steve Coogan (as Alan Partridge; the best book ever written?)
What inspires you to get out of bed each day?
Caffiene withdrawal headache
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Where to find David Bond online


Lavender Boy
Price: Free! Words: 2,150. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Dom Johnston is pretty much your average heterosexual male – except for one key difference – when the time is right he uses the secret rejuvenating powers of lavender moisturiser and concealer to metamorphose into a not so average superhero – Lavender Boy! But what happens when the concealer is no longer concealed, and Lavender Boy is a secret no more?
Rusty Tractor Blackbird
Price: Free! Words: 1,550. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
This is a truly surreal little tale, based on a real story, about a chance conversation between a rusty tractor, Bradley, and a blackbird, Jesse. The two characters discuss the nature of consciousness, amongst other things. That’s about it.
Price: Free! Words: 2,820. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
‘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
Price: Free! Words: 3,290. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
‘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
Price: Free! Words: 2,200. Language: English. Published: May 7, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom, Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
'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
Price: Free! Words: 1,530. Language: English. Published: April 19, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
‘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
Price: Free! Words: 3,240. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » General
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    blackbird    blitz    chocolate    comedy    computer game    consciousness    dark    diary    ego    football    funny    ghost    horror    humour    lavender    miser    money    parachute    politics    power    railway    sims    skydive    superhero    the sims    thought    tractor    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
  • 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!
  • Adam The Office Ninja on Oct. 06, 2016

    Very funny - good dialogue and metaphor - my favourite being "He only ever showed up when you’d rather be shot out of cannon into a pool full of razors " Enjoyed it!