Arthur Mackeown


My name is Arthur Mackeown, 65 years old, and a British ex-pat living in the hot and dusty Middle East. I first started writing three years ago, and have been published in several e-zines, and a couple of print magazines. My main hobby is travel,and I have spent time in India, Nepal, Turkey, Israel, Egypt and Morocco.My experiences in these places sometimes appear in my stories. I have worked at a variety of jobs, even as a sculptor selling work in local markets. I've also sold the occasional painting, but my dream is to become a full-time writer.

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The Eyes Have
A not-so-romantic encounter

Gold-Short story by Arthur Mackeown
An elderly man leaves everything behind and goes off on the trip of a lifetime.


Lover Boy
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,920. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational
A homeless man develops an imaginary relationship with a woman whose photograph he finds in somebody's wallet.
The Biter Bit
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 970. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Short story. The cautionary tale of Chang, the world's only vampire pekinese dog.
Rocking Horse Paint
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,110. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Short story. The tradition of humiliating and making fun of new workers in a glass factory has unexpected results.
Vampire's Night Out
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,140. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
Short story. A horrified vampire discovers that his new bride is addicted to garlic.
Copper-bottom's Downfall
Price: Free! Words: 1,040. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Short story about the downfall of a school bully.
Can't Catch Me
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,810. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Peculiar graveyard goings-on. Short story about a village gravedigger who tries to persuade a policeman that an angel poked its tongue out at him.
The Yellow Road
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,210. Language: English. Published: August 27, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Semi-autobiographical short story. A small boy runs away from boarding school to escape a cruel teacher.
On The House
Price: Free! Words: 3,380. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » African
Entering the Place of the Dead is easy enough. Getting out is another matter.
The Breakwater
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,080. Language: English. Published: August 26, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Short story. The body of an elderly man is discovered on a lonely beach that can only be approached at low tide by way of an ancient breakwater. How did he get there, and what connects his death to the death of an eleven-year-old boy who fell from this same breakwater and drowned during a deadly game more than fifty years ago?
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,400. Language: English. Published: August 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
A collection of creepy, spooky, and just plain weird tales.
Munch Ado About Nothing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,760. Language: English. Published: August 14, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Fantasy
Who's been eating MY Corn Flakes? The story of a Corn Flake-guzzling monster from Mars.
The Eyes Have It
Price: Free! Words: 990. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
This is a short horror story from my short story collection 'Gold.' It tells of a not-so-romantic encounter between an urban cannibal and a young lady who is not quite what she seems.
Next-doors' Cat
Price: Free! Words: 590. Language: English. Published: August 2, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
This dialogue-only short story is based on an actual telephone conversation between the author and a very irate lady who was convinced he was allowing his cat to urinate in her flower beds.
The Deadline
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,110. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Comedy/Humor
The Deadline is a short story about the editor of a village newspaper who commisions a piece from a famous writer, and gets a little more than he bargained for.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,120. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Short story. This is the story of how a chance conversation with a stranger can change a man's attitude to life.
The Banker of Bread
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,490. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Moshe Cohen is a Holocaust survivor living in Jerusalem. On the face of it he is a perfectly ordinary man, but he has one odd habit: for almost thirty years he has refused to eat any bread but Matzos, the traditional unleavened bread of the Passover festival.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,090. Language: English. Published: June 25, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
If you like comic erotica, tragedy, drama, adventure, horror, or just plain farce, these stories are for you. You will get lost in the back streets of Marrakesh, follow Will Saunders on the journey of a lifetime, shudder at the fate of a most unlucky urban cannibal, and laugh at the pretentions of Chang, the world's only vampire Pekinese dog. And that's not all...

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