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Jaime Faulkner

Jaime Faulkner writes fiction, including novels and short stories, specializing in flash fiction / short-shorts (i.e. really short stories), and modern, fun poetry. Jaime is originally from the United Kingdom, but moved to the USA several years ago where he now lives with his wife, Raechel, who is also a writer, and their two Labrador Retrievers, a yellow one called Sunny and a black one called Midnight. Jaime has a wide range of interests, including word-based puzzles such as cryptic crosswords (both compiling them and solving them) and Scrabble, and is an avid reader, which he uses as inspiration for their off-beat stories, many of which have an unexpected twist at the end (something that his peculiar mind loves creating, thanks in part to having read Roald Dahl’s bizarre short stories as a teenager).

Story: Going To The Dogs


Lisa Rose

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It is in your face the whole time and I have to admit I knew well before the end, but still the ending is great. If you have the time, please read my story, 'Drift Away' and leave a review, letting me know if you like it.

KD from CA

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I really like Jaime's writing - every time I read one of his stories I end up with a grin on my face. The clues are there - not too obvious, but hanging around the edges of the story. And while there's a kind of grisly humor to many of the stories - and this one is no exception - I do like the twists that are built-in. He writes a compelling story using a minimum of space.

David Holmes

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Well done. A classic story-telling style with a bit of an Agatha Christie feel to the set up. Not a lot of sudden twists to the story, but more of a lurking feeling of something going on - and then it gets you. Not a standard ending, but it works well.

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