Short Story

Plot

A series of of complete stories, there wasn’t one theme. Stories Include:
One Little Lie… [#200] –  When Lisa Simpson transfers to a new school, she invents a boyfriend so as not to feel left out with her new friends, who all have them. But when she finds a real boyfriend, the deception backfires.

Lie
(Artist: Carlos Freixas)

Footsteps [#201] – It is Christmas Eve in the Hanson household. But it takes a creepy turn when the family start telling ghost stories and spook the daughters, Katy and Moira. Afterwards the girls get scared when they hear footsteps in the night.

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(Artist: Andy Tew)

New Year Party [#202] – It is a New Year party for ’89. But which ’89?

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(Artist: David Matysiak)

The Key to Happiness [#203] – In the year 1900, orphans Susan and Mary Turner are in the employ of the cruel Mrs Grim who makes them sell violets while going hungry and pockets all the takings. Then they find a mysterious key, which an illusionist promises is the key to happiness.

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(Artist: Juan Solé)

Football Crazy? [#204]- Fiona Carlton falls for Steve. Her friends warn that Steve keeps putting football first and has been dumped by other girlfriends because of it. But Fiona finds her own solution.
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Notes

  • Artists: Various, including: Carlos Freixas, David Matysiak, Guy Peeters, Juan Solé, Andy Tew

Appeared

  • Short Story – Nikki: #1 (23 February 1985) – #237 (2 September 1989)
    • No episodes  in issues; #32, #33, #38, #84, #90, #137, #140, #194, #216
  • Short Story –  Bunty: #1652 (9 September 1989) – #1657 (14 October 1989)

List of Stories

  • For the Love of Dave -Nikki: #1
  • No Time for School! -Nikki: #2 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • “My Treat!” -Nikki: #3
  • Dawn Loves Paul: Pt 1 -Nikki: #4 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • Dawn Loves Paul: Pt 2 -Nikki: #5
  • The Know-All from Planet Pluto -Nikki: #6
  • Roll of Honour -Nikki: #7
  • “I Want That Part!” -Nikki: #8
  • Mean Jeannie -Nikki: #10
  • Top Mark -Nikki: #11
  • The Drip -Nikki: #12 [Artist: Dudley Wynne]
  • Scaredy Cath -Nikki: #13 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Sammy Superstar -Nikki: #14 [Artist:  Robert MacGillivray]
  • Thinking of You… -Nikki: #15
  • *  -Nikki: #16 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • Little Sister -Nikki: #17
  • Vicky Gets the Boot -Nikki: #18
  • “I’ll Make a Fool of Her!” -Nikki: #19
  • The Winner -Nikki: #20
  • Sammy Superstar (2) -Nikki: #21 [Artist:  Robert MacGillivray]
  • Looking for Trouble -Nikki: #22 [Artist: Andrew Wilson]
  • Nick’ll Fix It! -Nikki: #23
  • Blind Date  -Nikki: #24
  • Think Thin -Nikki: #26 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • Do Me a Favour -Nikki: #27
  • Four’s Company -Nikki: #28
  • Love on the Run -Nikki: #30
  • “I’m Bored.” -Nikki: #31
  • The Most Hated Girl in School -Nikki: #34
  • Paula’s Plan -Nikki: #35 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • The Face at the Window -Nikki: #36
  • Tabitha Spells Trouble -Nikki: #37 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Among My Souvenirs…  -Nikki: #39 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • The Paper Chase -Nikki: #40
  • Sally -Nikki: #41 [Artist: Dudley Wynne]
  • Second Best -Nikki: #42
  • “You’ll Never Believe This But…” -Nikki: #43 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • Christmas Special -Nikki: #45 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • “No More Boys!” – Nikki: #46
  • Pam’s Party – Nikki: #47
  • Gran’s Old School – Nikki: #48
  • Sammy Superstar (3) – Nikki: #49 [Artist:  Robert MacGillivray]
  • “It’s a Secret!” – Nikki: #50 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • It’s Safer in Sydney! -Nikki: #51 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Big Bully -Nikki: #52 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • Three Card Trick -Nikki: #53 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • A Birthday for Gilda -Nikki: #54
  • Sammy Superstar (4) -Nikki: #55 [Artist:  Robert MacGillivray]
  • Bossy Bet -Nikki: #56
  • You Know Who Your Friends Are -Nikki: #57
  • Steve Makes a Splash! -Nikki: #58
  • April Fool! -Nikki: #59 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • Beth’s Brother -Nikki: #60 [Artist: Andrew Wilson]
  • A Real Friend – Nikki: #61 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Something Precious – Nikki: #62
  • My Famous Friend – Nikki: #63 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Goodbye Anna! Nikki: #64
  • Mum Mustn’t Know! – Nikki: #65
  • Beth’s Ballet Shoes – Nikki: #66
  • Copycath! – Nikki: #67
  • Game, Set and a Perfect Match! – Nikki: #68
  • Lady’s Lucky Shoe – Nikki: #69 [Artist: Dudley Wynne]
  • Midnight Dancer -Nikki: #70  [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Lucky Silver -Nikki: #71 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • Helen’s Holiday – Nikki: #72 [Artist: Guy Peeters]
  • The Merton Maze – Nikki: #73 [Artist: Barrie Mitchell]
  • The Fan – Nikki: #74 [Artist: Barrie Mitchell]
  • Say it With Flowers – Nikki: #75 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • All for Alan – Nikki: #76
  • Two-Timer! – Nikki: #77
  • Happy Birthday, Hazel? – Nikki: #78
  • Poor Little Rich Pearl – Nikki: #79 [Artist: Barrie Mitchell]
  • A Pony for Penny – Nikki: #80 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • Be Fair to Frank! – Nikki: #81
  • Five Past Five – Nikki: #82 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • No Boys Allowed! – Nikki: #83
  • Pandora’s Rock – Nikki: #85
  • Norma’s New Neighbours -Nikki: #86
  • Blackmail! -Nikki: #87 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • Ruth Sees Red! – Nikki: #88
  • Telephone Friend – Nikki: #91
  • The Girl Who Knew Too Much -Nikki: #92
  • Witch Hunt! -Nikki: #93 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Glimpse of the Future – Nikki: 94 [Artist: Guy Peeters]
  • Best Friend’s Boy  -Nikki: #95 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • Leaving Lucky – Nikki: #96 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Ticket to Romance -Nikki: #97 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • Star of the Show – Nikki: #98 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • Boy Stealer! – Nikki: #99 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • One of the Girls -Nikki: #100 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • The Boy on the Bus -Nikki: #101 [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Little Nuisance -Nikki: #102
  • Come Back Calypso – Nikki: #103 [Artist: Carlos Freixas]
  • Be My Valentine – Nikki: #104 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • For Every Occasion – Nikki: #105 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • A Doll for Laura -Nikki: #106 [Artist: Carlos Freixas]
  • Fay’s Forgotten Friend – Nikki: #107 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • One Lie Too Many – Nikki: #108 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Hidden Star – Nikki: #109 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • Simon Says -Nikki: #110 [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • The Doll – Nikki: #111 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Wanted – One Partner -Nikki: #112 [Artist: Carlos Freixas]
  • Debbie’s Dream -Nikki: #113 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • Just Like Mum! -Nikki: #114
  • Just Good Friends – Nikki: #115 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • Its in the Stars! – Nikki: #116 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • Nothing Out of Three – Nikki: #117,
    • Reprinted in M&J
  • The Rose’s Revenge – Nikki: #118 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • “Lisa of Langham Priory” – Nikki: #119 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • Boys! Who Needs Them? -Nikki: #120
  • Looking After Larry -Nikki: #121 [Artist: Barrie Mitchell]
  • Gemma’s Ghost -Nikki: #122  [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • Wendy Must Win! -Nikki: #123  [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • Secret Friends – Nikki: #124
  • The Boy On The Beach -Nikki: #125 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • No Fun for Frances -Nikki: #126 [Artist: Guy Peeters]
  • Holiday of a Lifetime -Nikki: #127 [Artist: Guy Peeters]
  • Rachel’s Romance -Nikki: #127 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • Debbie Can’t Decide -Nikki: #128
  • It Must be Love -Nikki: #129
    • Reprinted in M&J
  • The Outsider -Nikki: #130  [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • Sally’s So Shy -Nikki: #131 [Artist: Douglas Perry]
  • Double Booked -Nikki: #132 [Artist: Douglas Perry]
  • Opportunity Knocks -Nikki: #133 [Artist: Peter Wilkes]
  • Just One Rosette… -Nikki: #134
  • Oops -Nikki: #134 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • Dancing Girl – Nikki: #135
  • No Fun at the Fair – Nikki: #136 [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Mystery at St. Mary’s -Nikki: #138 [Artist: Norman Lee]
  • The Rivals -Nikki: #139
  • Missing -Nikki: #141 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Mary Luvs? -Nikki: #142
  • Music in her Ears -Nikki: #143 [Artist: Carlos Freixas]
  • Holiday Boyfriend -Nikki: #144
  • I Wish…I Had a Boyfriend -Nikki: #145 [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Suspicion! -Nikki: #146
  • Babysitting Blues – Nikki: #147 [Artist: Guy Peeters]
  • Something Borrowed  -Nikki: #148
  • Lonely This Christmas? -Nikki: #149 [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Before The Year Ends.. -Nikki: #150
  • Double Trouble -Nikki: #151  [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • From Out Of The Mist… -Nikki: #152  [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • The Lonely Pony -Nikki: #153 [Artist: Carlos Freixas]
  • Belinda’s Boyfriend  -Nikki: #155 [Artist: Sean Phillips]
  • It’s Over! -Nikki: #155 [Artist: Guy Peeters]
  • Carla In Charge  -Nikki: #156 [Artist: Sean Phillips]
  • A Valentine For Val -Nikki: #157 [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Snap Encounter -Nikki: #158 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Cathy In Love -Nikki: #159  [Artist: Guy Peeters]
  • A Date – or Else! -Nikki: #160  [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Lucky Stars -Nikki: #161 [Artist: Julio Bosch]
  • The Right Boy for Rona -Nikki: #162 [Artist: Guy Peeters]
  • April Fool! -Nikki: #163 [Artist: Julio Bosch]
  • Easter Teaser -Nikki: #164
  • All For Love -Nikki: #165 [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Puppy Love -Nikki: #166
    • Reprint from Spellbound #4
  • Carolyn’s Career -Nikki: #167
  • One Day In May -Nikki: #168 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • Friday 13th  – Nikki: #169 [Artist: Sean Phillips]
  • Copycat -Nikki: #171
  • U.F.O. – Nikki: #174
  • Wrong Gear – Nikki: #175
  • Love at First Sneeze! – Nikki: #176
  • Seaside Romeo -Nikki: #177
  • Tracey Tennis Ace -Nikki: #178
  • Oh, Brother -Nikki: #179 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • Last Summer… -Nikki: #180
  • Gossip -Nikki: #181 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • Karen’s Big Chance -Nikki: #182
  • Jumping Joan -Nikki: #183 [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Sue In Spain -Nikki: #184
  • The Donkey Ride -Nikki: #185
  • For The Love of Lorrie -Nikki: #186
  • Cradle Snatcher -Nikki: #187 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • Sarah Slips Up! -Nikki: #188
  • Debbie’s Dream -Nikki: #189 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Bob’s Bark! -Nikki: #190
  • The Perfect Boyfriend? -Nikki: #191 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • The Cat Came Back -Nikki: #192
  • Stargazer -Nikki: #193
  • No Time For Wispy -Nikki: #195
  • Skip -Nikki: #196 [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • No Thanks! -Nikki: #197 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • Jealous! -Nikki: #198 [Artist: John Armstrong]
  • Pen-Pals -Nikki: #199
  • One Little Lie… -Nikki: #200 [Artist: Carlos Freixas]
  • Footsteps -Nikki: #201 [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • New Year Party -Nikki: #202 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • The Key To Happiness  -Nikki: #203 [Artist: Juan Solé]
  • Football Crazy? -Nikki: #204 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • Lucky 13 -Nikki: #205
  • The Magic Stones -Nikki: #206 [Artist: Guy Peeters]
  • It’s A Dog’s Life -Nikki: #207 [Artist: Dudley Wynne]
  • Baby Love -Nikki: #208
  • A Tale Of Two Valentines -Nikki: #209 [Artist: Guy Peeters]
  • Mystery at Morlock -Nikki: #210 [Artist: Dudley Wynne]
  • Two Nice By Half… -Nikki: #211 [Artist: Sean Phillips]
  • Two Young? -Nikki: #212
  • Just Purr-fect! -Nikki: #214
  • Time For Action! -Nikki: #215 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • Anything Dave Can Do.. -Nikki: #217  [Artist: Carlos Freixas]
  • Fay’s Fortune -Nikki: #218 [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Don’t Bet On It! -Nikki: #219 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • Brother Trouble! – Nikki: #220
  • How Does Your Garden Grow – Nikki: #221 [Artist: John Armstrong]
  • Too Shy – Nikki: #222 [Artist: Sean Phillips]
  • A Rhyme for Rob – Nikki: #223
  • Just Kidding Around – Nikki: #224
  • Paula’s Problem – Nikki: #225
  • Trusting Each Other – Nikki: #226
  • Blind Date  – Nikki: #227 [Artist: Guy Peeters]
  • Lisa’s Locks  – Nikki: #228
  • Do This, Do That!  – Nikki: #229
  • A Happy Holiday – Nikki: #230 [Artist: Carlos Freixas]
  • Runaway! – Nikki: #231 [Artist: Andy Tew]
  • Sally in the Saddle – Nikki: #232 [Artist: Tom Hurst]
  • Pretending – Nikki: #233 [Artist: Carlos Freixas]
  • Don’t Date Dave? – Nikki: #234
  • Debbie Decides – Nikki: #235
  • Best Friends – Nikki: #236
  • The Haunted Road – Nikki: #237 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Too Nice By Half 
  • Holiday Romance – Bunty: #1652
  • Tara’s Tale – Bunty: #1653 [Artist: David Matysiak]
  • Looking After Lester! – Bunty: #1653 [Artist: Carlos Freixas]
  • It’s a Date! – Bunty: #1653 [Artist: Edmond Ripoll]
  • Dolly Daydream – Bunty: #1653 [Artist: Guy Peeters]

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