Polaroid – A Retrospective of Short Stories

Retrospective – noun – an exhibition or compilation showing the development of an artist’s work over a period of time

I have no recollection why I started this blog, Harlequin Ink, back in 2014. Perhaps I dreamed of writing the great Australian novel and posting it online? Maybe I secretly wanted to be Charles Dickens and create a character as memorable as Scrooge from A Christmas Carol. Whatever the reason, it’s almost 2020 and I’m still posting stories online. Polaroid is a collection of six short stories. An instant snapshot inside my creative mind over the last six years. The stories cover subjects dear to me…love, death, music and writing, childhood dreams, God and lust. I hope you enjoy these short stories as much as I loved revisiting them 😊 Cheers Noel 🥂

PS. Please pick any story you like and read!

An Imperfect Christmas

You can’t enjoy a perfect Christmas without first experiencing one or two imperfect ones, right? 🎅

The Unofficial Death of Larry Bird

Larry Bird is on the wrong side of forty, hasn’t had a stand-up gig in years and can’t get laid. It’s just another shit day in Melbourne! 🦅

Breaking the Code – A Writer’s Life

A true story – The habit of putting words down day and night is going to be a lifetime problem, I decide 📚

Unfinished Symphony

Suppose you met God in a nightclub in Chicago, what would you tell him about love? 💔

Crab Claws

There’s a Chinese shop on Exhibition Street full of succulent dishes full of sexual delights. Why not order their sweet ‘yummly’ crab claws🦀

Set Fire To Your Birthday

Jeez! Another year older 🤨 Adele is singing Skyfall somewhere in the distance. It’s time to blow up the birthday cake 🔥

About the author – Noel Anderson is putting the finishing touches on his feature film script Sammy & Dave and recently adapted Henry James’s classic ‘The Turn of the Screw’ into a gothic play, simply called ‘Ghost Story‘. Noel has directed over 50 theatrical productions.