The Online Short Stories are fictional stories written by Matthew Reilly but have not been published.

Short Stories[edit | edit source]

Related to Novels[edit | edit source]

Roger Ascham and the King's Lost Girl[edit | edit source]

In this special prequel to The Tournament, Roger Ascham, the unorthodox tutor of Princess Elizabeth, is tasked by King Henry VIII with a most unusual and dangerous mission.

Roger Ascham and the Dead Queen's Command[edit | edit source]

When her life is threatened by an anonymous assassin, the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth I knows there is only one man she can trust to find the killer before he strikes: her unorthodox childhood tutor and mentor, Roger Ascham.

Jack West Jr and the Hero's Helmet[edit | edit source]

Jack West Jr. Adventurer. Scholar. Warrior. He is known for his cool head under pressure . . . and also for the battered fireman’s helmet he has worn throughout his adventures. This is the story of how he got it.

Unrelated to Novels[edit | edit source]

Complex 13[edit | edit source]

Did the Soviet Union have its own Area 51? Discover the mysteries within.

The Dead Prince[edit | edit source]

Name of the Rose meets Basic Instinct in this old-world thriller.

Time Tours[edit | edit source]

Mitchell Raleigh is once again in trouble when his Time Tour goes horribly wrong…

The Rock Princess and the Thriller Writer[edit | edit source]

An is-it-or-isn’t-it-autobiographical romance tale, starring Mitchell Raleigh.

Altitude Rush[edit | edit source]

Altitude Rush first appeared in Girls’ Night In 2: Gentlemen by Invitation in 2001. What do two master thieves do to get across Manhattan in broad daylight when they can’t touch the ground?

A Bad Day at Fort Bragg[edit | edit source]

Bad Day at Fort Bragg is a short story Matthew Reilly wrote in 2001 for the Bulletin. When a by-invitation guided tour of the Fort turns into an ambush executed by disgruntled Delta Force soldiers, Mitchell Raleigh, thriller writer, must use his researched military knowledge to help save his life.

The Mine[edit | edit source]

A four-part tomb-raiding adventure that includes all things distinctively Reilly! From mutant animals to deadly traps, can Australian archaeologist Dr. Jessica Chase escape The Mine?

Rewind / The Fate of Flight 700[edit | edit source]

Written two years before the film Memento, Rewind is the screenplay for a short film that plays out in reverse. If any aspiring film-makers would like to make Rewind into a short film, Matthew advises that they are welcome to do so — on one condition: that he gets to see a copy of the finished product! It has been produced at least once, in 2004 by independent filmmaker Andy Stark.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • These stories are all available to view on Matthew Reilly's website.
  • The name of Mitchell Raleigh, a recurring character in some of the stories, is a play on Matthew Reilly's own name.

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