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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Yes indeedy, friends, my short story Ten In The Box And You Can Touch Me has now appeared in Issue 4 of Darker. Go have a read of this scare-lightful Hallowe’en story! Woooooooo-oo! Aiee!


Oh yes indeedy, my short story The Patron Saint of Cloven Meat has appeared courtesy of the beautiful people at Atticus Review. I am very proud of this story. It is horrible. Go have a read and tell me what you think.


Yes indeed, fresh from the success of their September show the Risky Proximity Players will return to The Loft Bookshop for a night of Hallowe’en stories! It promises to be a night of terror and unease and apocalytpo-shock! You’ll see nothing else like this!

Do come along, doors open at 7:30 and the show commences at 8. AND IT’S FREE!

The vast majority of my stories begin life as a word document hastily pasted to the desktop of my computer with no information entered except the title.

They dwell in the warm shallows of my desktop for a time, flirting coquettishly with their enticing blankness until either a story coalesces around the title or, a more likely scenario, they are rounded up in threes and fours and dumped into the Marianas Trench that is my ‘Ideas’ folder, where they languish in the cold and dark for the rest of eternity. A very few are plucked from these depths in infrequent trawlings, and I marvel at the strange abyssal creatures dragged up– all mouths and translucent pouches…

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Hurrah! My short story Dinner With The Pigeon Prince has been published in the very last issue of The Battered Suitcase ever, Volume 4, Issue 2. You can purchase it here or you can read it for free here. Either way, it’s a splendid lump of Pigeon-shaped prose. Why not dress as the Prince and run through the streets reciting it?