Fiji Beach with Coconut Tree - Robert McGregor, Simon Roberts

Fiction by Simon Roberts

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It’s a great pleasure to finally introduce Robert McGregor to the world. This first effort (Breaking War) started as a short story and quickly grew too long and complex for that form. What has followed is a re-formatting into short chapters. The intent is to develop the storyline into a full novel but Robert was just too impatient and wouldn’t stay in the laptop (even Danielle couldn’t convince him on this occasion!) so here’s a taste of what is hoped will be an enduring character.

There are also other short stories that seek to engage readers with sometimes complex national security topics in an enjoyable way. Hat tip to August Cole and my son, Tim, for getting me started on this.

The stories so far:

Breaking War – 

Why is former high-flying Australian military officer, Robert McGregor, in self-imposed exile since 2011 in an island village in the South West Pacific Ocean. What caused him to become anti-establishment? What happened between him and Canadian fighter pilot Danielle Singleton that caused the abrupt end to their marriage plans and an ongoing awkwardness between them? What role does Robert’s rare condition, synaesthesia, play in answering these and many more questions?
Why is former high-flying Australian military officer, Robert McGregor, in self-imposed exile since 2011 in an island village in the South West Pacific Ocean. What caused him to become anti-establishment? What happened between him and Canadian fighter pilot Danielle Singleton that caused the abrupt end to their marriage plans and an ongoing awkwardness between them? What role does Robert’s rare condition, synaesthesia, play in answering these and many more questions?