Pete Armstrong

Pete lives in a leafy suburb in Central Sweden. He spends his days in blue jeans, looking after children, and writing stories.

His short stories have appeared in numerous journals, including the Wells Street Journal, Strukturriss and Strands Magazine. He came second in the Sydney Hammond Memorial SS Competition, and was a finalist for LISP, and twice for New Millenium. He won a micro competition for Globe Soup.

In spare time he reads lots of contemporary fiction and plays a little Bach on the guitar. He has written a book of irreverent hiking anecdotes.

Pete loves to hike through Swedish skog, but tries not to bump into moose. Again. 

Published and Commended Work
Breakfast, short story, Sydney Hammond Memorial, 2nd place, autumn 2023
Even the Darkest Night, chapbook, Cinnamon Press, winter 2022
Night Walk, short story, Wells St Journal, autumn 2022
Chicken Rag, short story, Globe Soup, autumn 2022
Bullet short story, Strands, spring 2022.
Cocktails and Candy Canes short story, Liars League, winter 2021.
And Then a Man Sat Beside Me on the Bench short story, Strands, autumn 2021.
Darkness and Discord short story, LISP, finalist, autumn 2021
A Whole Moment of Bliss short story, Segora, summer 2021.
Even the Darkest Night will End, short story, Strukturriss, summer 2021.
Another Chronicle of a Death Foretold, short story, Strands, april 2021
Enquiry Desk, flash, Art Ascent, Winter, april 2021
Every Sweep has his Day, short story, New York Midnight, march 2021
Fate's Dice, short story, Strands, january 2021
Shyness, flash, Red Planet Magazine, december 2020
Dynamism of Dogs on a Leash, flash, Art Ascent, Animals, december 2020
Beer and Girls and Eric Bristow, short story, Wells St Journal, autumn 2020
Food Chain, micro, Globe Soup, Survival, october 2020
The Ghost Tour, flash, Strands, september 2020
After the Concert, flash, Art Ascent, Abstract, august 2020
Skog, micro, Globe Soup Micro, A Favourite Place, winner, june 2020
Pizza Parlour, flash, Art Ascent, Sensuality, june 2020
Beware the Strides of March, hiking anecdotes, spring 2020
Water, short story, New Millennium, finalist, 2020
Richard's T Shirt, flash, Vernal Equinox 2019
Time, short story, New Millennium 2018
My Neighbour, short story, Vernal Equinox 2018

Book Reviews

All the world's forests are different: Scottish pine on a frosty morning; English oak dappling the sunlight; giant Canadian firs shouldering their blanket of snow. Swedish skog is beautiful, each living tree stretching tall for its share of light, those fallen now rotting, returning their nutrients back to the common land. Everywhere is blanketed with green moss, painted onto every rock by trolls in the night. Birdsong fills the air. Tiny creatures rustle under ground cover, burying themselves in the hoofprints of bigger beasts. With each breath you smell the land of Midgård, protected by the gods.

Pete Armstrong


Pete wrote his first web page by hand in a text editor, before personal pages on the internet existed. Times have moved on, but Pete hasn't. This web page was written by hand in a text editor.
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