About bmcatt


I'm a software developer who's taken to doing some writing over the past couple of years. This started when i wanted to preserve a whole collection of family "stories" to ensure they would continue to be passed down through the generations.

After starting to write that, I decided I wanted to try my hand at some short-story fiction writing. I've turned out a few stories so far (which I hope readers enjoy). As I get more ideas, more stories will flow.

Oh - please feel free to suggest tags (or even changed genres) for any of my works. All input is greatly appreciated!

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The Worry Stone

My life fell apart when I was ten -- and that night will stick with me forever. It was mid-summer and Mom and Dad wanted a weekend to themselves. I was spending it with my grandparents -- Dad's parents. We'd had a good time with a quiet day -- just Grandma, Grandpa, and me. That evening, one of their friends, Gene, came by to visit. We were sitting in the kitchen, drinking tea and nibbling...

Added 09 Dec 2019 | Category Drama | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 344 | 1 Comment

Tales From The Nowhere Pub: The Captain's Visit

Captain Llewellyn Gavin Crayford — “Captain Crayford” to many, “Cap” or “Cap’n” to most of his crew, and “LG” to his friends — disembarked from his ship, Running Light , with a sigh. Most of his crew were already off the ship, glad to have some shore leave. His ship was now officially down for maintenance for at least a week, with just a rotating skeleton crew for the duration. The...

Added 06 Aug 2017 | Category Fantasy | Votes 0 | Avg Score 0 | Views 918

Tales From The Nowhere Pub: The Nowhere Pub

I was sure I had walked down this side street hundreds of times. How could I have never seen this pub before? All right, granted, there wasn’t even really a sign for it. There was just a very tattered-looking board sitting off to the side of a front window that was so caked with dirt it was impossible to see through. Even so, mate, how the hell could I have missed a pub that was within...

Added 05 Aug 2017 | Category Fantasy | Votes 0 | Avg Score 0 | Views 935


I was her first, and she was my last. I know that’s overly cliched, but it was the absolute truth for both of us. I don’t recall, exactly, the very first time that I saw her. She was working at a local market as a cashier. The owner seemed to rotate regularly through pretty girls from the local school. I had frequented there for close to a decade and a half, although I never asked how he...

Added 05 Jun 2016 | Category Romance | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 1,104 | 2 Comments

The Mission

I stopped at the entrance counter, looking around and noting the guards and security cameras — just as I expected and knew would be here. The guard behind the counter looked up from his desk. “Yes? Can I help you, sir?” Reaching into my jacket, I flashed my identification badge. “Jarrod Fletcher. You should be expecting me. They told me I had to take a look at the elevators. There’s...

Added 20 Jan 2016 | Category Action | Votes 0 | Avg Score 0 | Views 1,069

Notes From A Friend

He sat there, staring at the page, stunned by what he saw, thinking, “But … he’s been my best friend since college. This … This can’t be right.” Edward Miller had just gotten back from his latest trip, this time to Japan. The hired car had taken him from the airport to the office, so he could report in and then drive his own car back home. It was as he’d been checking his mail slot that he...

Added 16 Jan 2016 | Category General | Votes 3 | Avg Score 5 | Views 803 | 2 Comments

Just Another Summer Day

It was going to be a typical late July day. Rather than spending the whole summer stuck in day camp, Mom and Dad had offered that I could stay most of it at my grandparents’ house. Their house was an hour and a half away, and I’d been told it was right on the border between the suburbs and rural farmland. Just about every time we were there, grandma or grandpa would talk about how the...

Added 15 Jan 2016 | Category Thriller | Votes 1 | Avg Score 5 | Views 912 | 1 Comment

A House To Call Home

He pulled into the driveway and saw that the realtor was already there, leaning against the door of her car, waiting for him. She smiled and walked over to his car as he parked, grabbed his jacket and stepped out. “Mr. Bradburn?” she said, holding out her hand. He nodded and shook her hand, starting to look around while she continued talking. “Amanda Williamson — Amanda.” “Please, call...

Added 14 Jan 2016 | Category General | Votes 2 | Avg Score 5 | Views 964 | 1 Comment

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Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
02 Aug 2020 00:20
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
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Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
02 Aug 2017 00:30
Happy Birthday from the team at Stories Space.
02 Aug 2016 00:30

Welcome to my world thanks for the add
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