Paperback, Kindle eBook, audiobook

Audiobook (alternative site)

To Cut a Short Story Short: 111 Little Stories (254 pp.)

Amazon U.S., Amazon U.K.

Audible U.S., Audible U.K.

Bound in Morocco (42 pp.)

Amazon U.S., Amazon U.K. 

Audible U.S. Audible U.K.

REST OF THE WORLD: please use your local Amazon store and Audible site (you should still be able to use the two Audible sites above though.)

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1st June 2017

I’m very pleased and excited to announce that the ‘best of my blog,’ in the form of 111 stories, has just been published on Amazon in paperback as To Cut a Short Story Short: 111 Little Stories.

All the stories have been rechecked, and revised where applicable, and the book has over 250 pages. It also includes a 4000 word ‘bonus story,’ a ‘horror comedy,’ which will NOT be appearing on my blog. It is priced at just £8.99/$10.99.

A Kindle eBook version is also available at only £3.69/$3.99, and features a clickable contents list for quick access to any story.

In both versions the word count for each story is given in the contents table for ease of selection.


A young magician in a pub opens his hands to release a cloud of tropical butterflies; a female bookseller is forced to attend a dance in drag to atone for a misdemeanor; a lonely man searches for a mysterious woman on a cruise; four school friends experience terror on a caravan holiday, and a macabre stranger wanders the streets at midnight, stealing dreams.

Ranging from just 100 up to 4000 words, these and 106 other memorable little stories are found in this eclectic and tantalizing collection by Simon J. Wood.

To Cut a Short Story Short preview

[22nd Nov 2017] I’m very pleased to announce that an audiobook of To Cut a Short Story Short: 111 Little Stories is completed and now available on Audible, Amazon, and on iTunes too. Angus Freathy’s ‘voices’ really bring the stories to life!

Also, I’m excited to announce that Angus Freathy has also produced Bound in Morocco as an audiobook. It is available through the same outlets as given above. It was released on 21st Nov 2017 and I think it’s a thrilling rendition!

Angus Freathy bio/samples

Angus Freathy audiobooks/samples

Bound in Morocco


The longest story on my blog (which is not included in the collection above) has recently been published separately in paperback and Kindle eBook. Entitled Bound in Morocco, it has 42 pages in the print version. It is priced at just £4.69/$5.99 for the paperback and only £1.99/$2.99 for the Kindle eBook.


Marcus Slater decides to forgo the cold, wet, wintry weather of England to join a walking party in the sunny climes of Morocco. There, against a backdrop of the curious, ancient towns of southern Morocco he meets the enigmatic Sylvia and finds himself embroiled in a game he cannot possibly afford to lose.

Bound in Morocco preview

Both books have wonderful covers and the paper quality is lovely. Highly recommended, and they make the perfect gift too! 🙂

Both books are available in paperback, Kindle eBook, and audiobook form on Amazon, worldwide.