By Scott Wilson
Word Count: 344
"Look officer”, he said, “I was checking the attic insulation, and I found this blood stained bayonet taped to the roof. I bought the house a year ago and I have no idea how long it has been there”.
“A likely story, Sonny-Jim,” said P.C Gruelkracken. “You’re an ‘uman spy now ain’ ya?”
“No, human... I am all orc. Ma was the handmaiden to the royal princess and dad was chief guard in the Red Skull Battalion.”
“Wha’ ya doin’ with ‘uman stuff in the attic then, hey?”
“Like I already told you, I found it when I was doing a spot of renovating. Why would I report it to the city guard if I was a human spy?”
P.C Gruelkracken tilted the torch forward so that the light from the blazing flame shone directly in the criminal’s eyes. He held his hand up to shield his eyes. Well he would have if they weren’t manacled to the stone floor of the interrogation room. As it was, all he managed to do was almost dislocate his shoulders and singe his eyebrows when he jerked forward.
“’ang on, governor,” Gruelkracken said. “You wanna try an’ add attempted escape to the charges?”
“Look, I am the one who came to you,” the prisoner said.
“That’s not ‘ow I remember it. Way I see it; I brought you in as a suspect for the leader of the HASNOT’s.”
“What the hell is HASNOT’s?”
“Don’ play dumb wit’ me. Everyone knows about the Human Alliance of Supporters and Not Orc Types. And you bear a splittin’ resemblance to their leader.”
Gruelkracken pulled a gag over the prisoner’s mouth and bound it tightly.
“Save your whinnin’ for the Cap’n. You can’ get yourself out of this, governor. Orc’s don’ beg for mercy, so you’ll make yourself look like a HASNOT if you try an’ deny it.”
The prisoner’s eye flared open in realization of the predicament.
“An’ this arrest will finally give me the street cred to get that promotion I been af’r.”
The Fringe is open to submissions of poetry, flash fiction and short stories of any genre. Stories accepted will be published online in our Ezine and also in the monthly pdf magazine.
We are also open to submissions from artists for inclusion in the magazine.
Submissions should be in RTF format or in the body of the email. Send email submissions only to email@example.com
Currently we only offer payment for one story selected as the feature story in the monthly pdf magazine only. The successful author will be contacted to organise payment via paypal for a $5AUD payment. Authors of other accepted stories published on the webzine and in the pdf copy will receive a copy of the pdf version of the mag the story appears in.
We are open to unpublished and previously published stories up to 40,000 words in length.
About The Fringe Magazine
Here at The Fringe Magazine we publish Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Poetry in all genres and reviews of books, roleplay games, music and movies.
Our variety seems to be hiting the mark with over 100,000 views of our Online Magazine with a good spread across all articles.
Our variety seems to be hiting the mark with over 100,000 views of our Online Magazine with a good spread across all articles.?xml:namespace>From surveys we've conducted, our readers are like most people and enjoy reading all kinds of books, both fiction and non-fiction.
With over 350 readers visiting our site each day, we listen to the voice of the masses and try and procure books in all genres to review. To date, we have reviewed over 600 books, including; non-fiction reference, music, art, photography, gardening, cooking, Self Help, architecture, design, biographies and roleplay games.
We also review fiction in all genres; Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Historical Romance, Paranormal Romance, Horror, Crime, Thriller, Comedy, Western. We also publish Author Interviews, Paintings, Sketches, Art Work, Art Work by Susie Wilson, and non-fiction articles. The only thing you won't find at The Fringe Magazine is a bad review, if we don't like something, we won't put up a review at all.
You will also find music and dvd reviews and the occasional interview with musicians and actors.
- ► 2011 (753)
- ► 2010 (403)
- Passion for Orestes
- Bath Cotillion
- Charity Begins at Home
- Juju Logi and the Three Snarfleblasts
- My Story
- A Good Night Out
- Flight From Hell
- “OOZE AND AAAAHH’s”
- Randy and the Giant Pink Possum
- Bad Imitation Hemingway
- The Cork of Sealing
- Lizzie's Drama
- Fallout Boy
- Scent of the Valley
- That's A Nice Ring
- Little Lost Josh
- HOORAY - Looks Like, Um, A Wizard To Me
- Life's a Cliché!
- Lessons Aesop Never Taught
- My Cool Grand-Ogres
- Green Alien Salad
- April's Mummy
- The Surprise Garden
- A Crazy Night at the Library
- Lonnie Barrett’s Detective Agency
- HOORAY - Pete's Priceless Potions
- Looks like, um, Magic to Me
- Nothing Hurts Like Those Close to You
- The Blood Bucket
- Pete's Priceless Potions
- That’s Life, Trent
- HOORAY - Men at Arms
- Men at Arms
- Orc Justice
- Terry Pratchett
- Zombies Galore
- Round and Around
- Hooray - He Who Has Power, Has Power
- Hooray - Grave Disorder
- Hooray - Anthology Builder
- Hooray - Visions
- Hooray - After Midnight
- A Whisker And Tail has been published by Static Mo...
- Rock World
- Cycle of Madness
- Down in the Mines
- Reel Life
- ▼ January (49)