NIK MORTON

Writer & illustrator


Published short stories

Updated 22/03/2019

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    HOVER JACK (1971) Parade - Spy adventure

    UNDER-ESTIMATED THE WOMAN (1971) Escort - Crime / Romance

    I DECEIVED MY HUSBAND (1971) Family Star - Confessional

    THE TREE (1972) Competitors' Journal - Romance

    THE MERGER (1972) Parade - Spy adventure

    THE COURIER (1972) Parade - SF thriller

    THE MAN WHO HAD A DATE WITH THE PAST Parade - Mafia / suspense

    THE NATIVES ARE FRIENDLY (1972) Parade - SF twist

    MEET THE WIFE (1972) Parade - Horror

    THE SUNSET (1972) Fiesta - Ghost / horror

    THE WRECK HUNTER (1973) Parade - Adventure

    CAN'T SEE THE WOOD FOR THE TREES (1974) world of Horror - Horror

    THE SANDSTORM (1975) New Witchcraft - Horror

    THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY (1975) The Writer - SF

    MAN'S BEST FRIEND (1975) World of Horror - Horror

    THE TRILBY HAT (1975) broadcast on BFBS Malta

    TEALEAF (1980) Centurion magazine - Naval horror

    THE NAVY'S INN (1980) Centurion magazine - Romance

    THE FIRST IS THE WORST (1981) Death Rays / SciFi

    TALENT QUEST (1983) Auguries - SF

    GIFTS FROM A DEAD RACE (1984) Auguries - SF

    THE HOUSE OF AUNTY BERENICE (1985) Dark Horizons - Horror / Romance

    ON A SHOUT (1985) Cassandra anthology - SF

    WITH MALICE AFORETHOUGHT (1986) Dream Magazine - SF

    THEIR LIVES TOUCHED (1986) Auguries - SF

    UNIVERSAL MIND (1986) Auguries - SF

    DR WIACEK'S MUTUAL REGENERATION MACHINE (1989) Dream Magazine - SF

    ONE LAST GLANCE (1988) Works - SF

    THE RELUCTANT KILLER (1989) Works - SF

    WORKS WONDERS (1989) Auguries - Fantasy

    THE OUTCAST (1989) Gatepost magazine - SF

    OH, WHAT A LOVELY SURPRISE! (1990) Flickers' n'n Frames - Horror

    THE IRASCIBLE DEMON (1990) Peeping Tom - Horror

    DEAD ON TIME (1990) Fantasy Tales - Ghost

    NOURISH A BLIND LIFE (1991) Scribblers' News - Fantasy

    TEN YEARS HENCE (1993) Nova SF - SF / horror

    THE MEMORY FROM A ROOTED SORROW (1994) Maelstrom - SF

    WITH SONGS BEGUILE YOUR PILGRIMAGE (1993) Time Out anthology - Ghost

    TO GIVE AND NOT TO COUNT THE COST (1994) ROM-Aid News - Ghost

    GIVE IN TO LOVE (1994) Auguries - Fantasy

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    THE TRILBY HAT (2003) Portsmouth & District Post - Christmas story

    PHANTOM WITHDRAWALS (2004) Portsmouth & District Post - Ghost

    ONE DAY WE'LL WALK THROUGH (2004) Portsmouth & District Post - Romance

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    THE CREW'S NEST: RUTH'S STORY (2005) Portsmouth & District Post - Romance

    TWO BIRDS WITH ONE STONE (2005) Costa Blanca News - Crime

    WALL OF CONFLICT (2005) Costa Blanca News - Crime

    WRECKED! (2005) The Coastal Press (September) - Crime

    SHATTERED DREAM (2005) The Coastal Press (November) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    BITTER ALMONDS (2005) The Coastal Press (December) - Leon Cazador / Crime

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    OFF PLAN (2006) The Coastal Press (January) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    ADOPTED COUNTRY (2006) The Coastal Press (February) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    CRY WOLF (2006) The Coastal Press (March) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    DRAGON LADY (2006) The Coastal Press (April) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    ENDANGERED SPECIES (2006) The Coastal Press (June) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    NIGHT FISHING (2006) The Coastal Press (September) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    FAIR COP (2006) The Coastal Press (July) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    VILLAGE PRIDE (2006) Torrevieja Another Look II anthology - pastoral

    LUCKY WITH CARS (2006) anthology 39 Emergency Exits - Crime / Humor

    LONELY HEARTS (2006) The Coastal Press (November) - Leon Cazador / Crime

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    BURNING ISSUE (2007) The Coastal Press (January) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    HAMMER AND HONEY (2007) The Coastal Press (March) - French Resistance romance

    BUSKER OF THE TORREVIEJA (2007) Torrevieja Another Look III anthology - inspirational

    WHEN THE FLOWERS ARE IN BLOOM (2007) Torrevieja Another Look III anthology - detective / inspirational

    RELIC HUNTERS (2007) The Coastal Press (July) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    NO TEARS LEFT TO SHED (2007) The Olive Press online - Spanish Civil War grave / Crime

    GRAVE CONCERNS (2007) The Coastal Press (October) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    DUTY BOUND (2007) The Coastal Press (November) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    TIERS OF SORROW (2007) TelmicroMedia Magazine # 21 - Ghost Story

    BUBBLES (2007) Where Legends Ride - western anthology of 14 tales - Express Westerns

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    TRAGIC ROUNDABOUT (2008) The Coastal Press (March) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    PRICKLY PAIR (2008) The Coastal Press (April) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    CRIMINAL DAMAGE (2008) The Levante Journal (mid-June) - Leon Cazador / Crime

    TEST NERVES (2008) Coast Life (July) - as written by Jon F Teifort

    ALL MY LIFE (2008) Siesta Time # 1 (October) - about a Spanish donkey

    BIG NOISE (2008) The Levante Journal (mid-December) - Leon Cazador / Crime

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    FOR VALOUR (2009) The New Coastal Press (May) - Commemorate first VC

    SPEND IT NOW, PAY LATER (2009) Beat to a Pulp webzine (# 23-May) - Debt crisis horror

    THE GEORDIE FLYER (2009) TV Costa Times

    BANK ON IT (2009) The New Coastal Press (June) - Crime / Humor

    FINAL DEMAND (2009) TV Costa Times

    COLD TURKEY (2009) The New Coastal Press (July) - Alan Swann adventure

    I CELEBRATE MYSELF (2009) Beat to a Pulp webzine (# 36-August) - Crime / NYC cop story

    WHAT IS SUSPENSE? (2009) Costa TV Times # 119 - Thriller

    NOURISH A BLIND LIFE (2009) - Reprint ex 1991 - The New Coastal Press (September)

    AN ACT OF WITNESS (2009) Costa TV Times # 123 - Sister Emily in Bosnia

    PIGEON HEARTED (2009) The New Coastal Press (November) - Leon Cazador story

    A GIGANTIC LEAP (2009) Midnight Street (# 13) - Science fiction

    INN TIME (2009) Costa TV Times # 137 - Leon Cazador - Christmas

    REMORSELESS TIME (2009) Telling Tales # 4 Winter 2009 issue - Science fiction

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    CODENAME GABY (2010) Bookawards Competition 2010 (Online) - French Resistance adventure

    ALWAYS THE INNOCENT (2010) The New Coastal Press (January) - Sarajevo, 1993

    THE PROPER THING TO DO (2010) Costa TV Times # 140 - Sinking of HMS Birkenhead, 1852

    PREGNANT PAUSE (2010) Costa TV Times # 141 - Science Fiction twist

    HBT (2010) Beat to a Pulp webzine (# 60-February) - romance twist

    REED SHAKE BY THE WIND (2010) The New Coastal Press (February) - Central American immigrants

    GIVE ME A CHANCE, WILL YOU? (2010) Costa TV Times # 144 - Crime / redemption

    THE LOST (2010) Costa TV Times # 146 - Sci-fi

    TOOTH-WALKER (2010) The New Coastal Press (March) - Action adventure in Labrador

    TAGGED (2010) Costa TV Times # 149 - Sci-fi

    HELL FOR LEATHER (2010) The New Coastal Press (April) - Keith Tyson adventure

    A SHARED EXPERIENCE (2010) Costa TV Times #152 - Easter fantasy

    CREATION MYTH (2010) The New Coastal Press (May) - romance in Australia

    THE MUSEUM OF INIQUITY (2010) Costa TV Times #155 - Murder mystery

    THE CORPORAL'S PUNISHMENT (2010) Ultimate Spanking Xcite books anthology

    MISSIVES TO MINA (2010) Costa TV Times #162 - Dracula pastiche

    AN INTERRUPTED JOURNEY (2010) The New Coastal Press (July) - thriller

    ADOPTED COUNTRY (2010) The New Coastal Press (August)- reprint(2006)/Cazador promotion

    LIGHTS IN THE SKY (2010) The New Coastal Press (September)- reprint(1975)Sci-fi

    THE NEWLY WEDS-1 (2010) TV Choice #12 - 11 September - crime story part 1

    THE NEWLY WEDS-2 (2010) TV Choice #13 - 18 September - crime story part 2

    THE PETITIONER (2010) The New Coastal Press (October)- romance

    SPEND IT NOW, PAY LATER (2010) BEAT TO A PULP Round One anthology reprint of 2009 web-story

    DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE (2010) Beat to a Pulp webzine (November)- scifi twist

    SEWER RATS' ROUT (2010) The Coastal Press (October)- crime/horror

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    THE HOUSE ALWAYS WINS (2011) The Coastal Press (January)- western

    A HEINOUS CRIME (2011) The Coastal Press (February)- John Dee, historical

    THE RECKONING (2011) The Coastal Press (May)- English Civil War, historical

    SILENCE (2011) THE TRADITIONAL WEST - Western Fictioneers anthology

    GONE MISSING (2011) Beat to a Pulp webzine (August)- a day in the life of Leon Cazador

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    BID TIME RETURN (2013) Beat to a Pulp webzine - jungle adventure

    WORD WIDOWER (2013) Pen and Plot Webzine

    NOT SO BARE AFTER ALL (2013) TV Choice magazine

    HAZARD (2013) LIVIN' ON JACKS AND QUEENS anthology

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    SLEEP WELL, MY DARLING (2014) NOIR NATION anthology #4

    PROCESSIONARY PENITENTS (2014) CROOKED CATS' TALES/anthology

    MESCAL MAKERS (2014) WESTERN TALES! #5/anthology

    THE COWBOY IN THE RING (2014) BATTLING MAHONEY and other boxing tales/anthology

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    BREWSTER'S DAILY CHRONICLE: A NIFTY TRICK (2018) THE SHOT RANG OUT anthology

    PREACHER (2018) THE UNTAMED WEST Western Fictioneers Anthology

    BREWSTER'S DAILY CHRONICLE: A NIFTY PHRASE (2018) A DARK AND STORMY NIGHT anthology

    BREWSTER'S DAILY CHRONICLE: AN INTERVIEW (2018) BOURBON AND A GOOD CIGAR anthology

    THE VERY FIRST DETECTIVE: THE KILLING STONE (2018) MYSTERY WEEKLY magazine October

    A REPULSIVE STORY AND A TERRIBLE DEATH (2018) MX NEW SHERLOCK HOLMES PART XII anthology

    THE ADVENTURE OF THE YELLOW PIMPERNEL (2018) NEW ADVENTURES OF SOLAR PONS Anthology

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