Yard Fail

Yard Fail

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by Simon Haynes
     
 
When Ralph Swindon tinkers in his workshop, the whole world holds its breath ...

A 2700-word short story.

Trivia: Features the characters from Sleight of Hand.

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I was rinsing my hair when Jenny hammered on the door, yelling something about an accident at Ralph's place. Despite the hot water I felt a sudden chill.
"Is he

Overview

When Ralph Swindon tinkers in his workshop, the whole world holds its breath ...

A 2700-word short story.

Trivia: Features the characters from Sleight of Hand.

--

I was rinsing my hair when Jenny hammered on the door, yelling something about an accident at Ralph's place. Despite the hot water I felt a sudden chill.
"Is he okay?" I yelled.
No reply.
I killed the taps, shoved the clingy curtain aside and stumbled from the shower. Half blinded, I slipped and groped around the bathroom until I found the towel. I wiped the soap from my face, wrapped the towel round my waist and ran for the hall. I know the kind of things Ralph messes with in that workshop of his, and an 'accident' could have levelled the street.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940032877301
Publisher:
Simon Haynes
Publication date:
11/16/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
478,432
File size:
163 KB

Meet the Author

Simon Haynes is the author of four Hal Spacejock novels, a number of articles on writing and publishing, and several short stories, one of which collected an Aurealis Award in 2001. He divides his time between writing fiction and computer software, with a daily 25-40km bike ride to blow the cobwebs away.

Born in the UK and raised in the south of Spain, Simon emigrated to Australia with his family in 1983. He's a founding member of Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, and lives in Perth with his wife and two children.

His goal is to write fifteen Hal Spacejock books before someone takes his keyboard away.

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Yard Fail 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good short read. Likeable, interesting characters dealing with a difficult situation and each other. Rather liked the ending.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Better than many.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good short story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting short story. Good read.