My Writing

On this page I've gathered together some of my writing that has been published, longlisted, commended or in any other way allowed to run free.

Where those pieces are currently on websites I've linked to them, if not, then directly to the piece in question.

Writing (most recently published first)

Knife is part of the City Of Stories Anthology.

How To Take A Beating is in the Blood & Bourbon Anthology and my copy just arrived...

Young At Heart is on Spelk Fiction. A fine home for any story.

At The Yacht Club was one of the pieces on National Flash Fiction days Flash Flood. It was a fun day to watch some great pieces go on line and they are all still there for your enjoyment.

Scarlet Leaf Review have published my story Nothing Happened on their excellent and friendly site.

Blink-Ink publishes flash fiction, not on the web, but in books, and my story, The Arrow, is in one of them.

Statues is now live on The Fall Fiction Press 

Naked on the Train - Flash Fiction by Tom O'Brien
Naked on the Train is now on Reflex Fiction, a very fine site indeed.

How To Take A Beating has been published as part of the Blood & Bourbon Spring Anthology. If you like this story and want more, please go along and support them

I'm very pleased to say that Just a Beer has just gone live on Train.
My short story 'No Judgements' is now on 50 Word Stories.

 The Queen
The Queen has been published on Down In The Dirt's website and will be available in print at the end of 2017

Isn't It Amazing? was published by All The Sins magazine. (The image is from 'Monument for the Worker' by Ricardo Madeira Velosa which is the model for the piece in the story.)

A little while back I entered a competition with Writer's Online. The story is called The Strangest Thing. You can read it along with the judge's comments on their website.

Here's a link to a piece of flash fiction of mine, Potion, published by the very good people at

The lovely people at Highlands and Islands Short Story Association (HISSAC) have a story of mine called The Fall on their website.

Her Off The Telly was shortlisted on the Artificium Website

The Best Photo I Never Took was long-listed for the Colm Toibin award at the Wexford Literary Festival.

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