Sun. Mar 3rd, 2024

Un-Tall Tales — short fiction

Cover of Un-Tall Tales by Chris Page

Un-Tall Tales is Chris Page’s collection of short fiction, flash fiction, poetry, and odds and ends, all in one slim volume with lots of white space, short paragraphs, and easy-to-read short sentences. 

The collection includes The Freebie, which was first published in The London Magazine in 2002. 

What’s in Un-Tall Tales for you?

The Freebie 

Short story: Is Billy Freeb the world’s most innovative musician or is he the world’s laziest man? Is he a genius or is he a plonker? Billy’s 15 minutes are upon him — will he survive?

Cats Die 

Short story: Middle age and disillusion are creeping up on our hero and he plans to take it lying down. His adulterous plan could bring him release or ruin. Or, of course, nothing in particular.

Poems 

Poetry: These poems, as all good poems should, explore underpants, teeth, chickens, and tombstones.

Dumb Novel

Short story: A lot of dumb novels are big hits, but in this story the hero becomes the biggest of hits for the dumbest novel he didn’t write.

Escapology

Short story: Houdini did it, so why not our hero? Well, he’s not Houdini, is he. On a whim, he has himself chained, locked in a box and dropped through a hole drilled in the Arctic ice cap. Will he survive? 

Bog 

Flash fiction/Spoof blog: Extracts from a weblog by an author on the go. Talking cats, sausages, new uses for bananas, nuclear explosions in the office, sex on trains, more sausages — is it real or is it made up? You decide.

Un-Tall Tales is available, as are all Chris Page’s other stories, from the author’s Amazon page

And Un-Tall Tales [note to SEO manager: am I repeating the title enough?] has a site of sorts of its own, where you can read extracts and see other bits and bobs.

Un-Tall Tales spoof banner

All books available in paperback from Amazon, and ebook from Kindle and Apple Books — or direct from the author(email link).

Amazon/Kindle North America

Amazon/Kindle UK

Amazon/Kindle Japan

Or try your preferred regional Amazon/Kindle.

Apple Books [No, the sporty books on the Apple Chris Page page are nothing to do with me but have become conflated by name!]

Or read short samples of each book:

Weed

Sanctioned

Another Perfect Day in Fucking Paradise

King of the Undies World

The Underpants Tree

Un-Tall Tales (Will open separate site in new window)