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Monthly Archives: March 2013

curlew2Lord save us, I must positively reek of Hubris at this point! Howandever, my short story When Love’s Left Out For Us To Find, will, after clearing up a little rights snafu on my part, be published in the near future by the stellar citizens over at Foundling Review.

It’s a delightful story of love, dance, and screaming maniacal birds. Like this gentleman, pictured here. Just who does he think he is?!?  HA HA HA HA. Look for it soon!


image-14-for-jimmy-savile-life-in-pictures-gallery-119800073Well glory be, doesn’t this miracle put ol’ resurrectin’ Christ to shame? I woke up this morning to find not one, not three, but *two* acceptances waiting for me in my inbox. Can you imagine the big smile on me? No! Bigger than that!

Anyway, first up, the good folk over at Dark Edifices have accepted my short story The Big Soft Gentle Man, which is a charming tale of a special day in school, with a cavalcade of silly kiddies and the nonsense they get up to.


Second up, my story Days We Give Up Granddad has been accepted by the lovely people at Literary Orphans. It is an amusing literary jaunt about some silly kiddies and the special games they play under the bed.

I am particularly happy both of these have been accepted, they are both ‘late’ stories, written in some haste and with a more than a soupcon of creative doubt. Delighted that they are both going to such good homes. Hope you like them too!


crooked-teeth Well colour me ecstatic! My short story An Alabaster Fang, a personal favourite of mine, has been published as Story of the Week by the good folk over at The Missing Slate, a particularly fine venue of multicultural and cosmopolitan writing. And there’s me, jammed in amongst them with my big mucky Meath head! Wow! *GRIN*

Alabaster Fang is a heart-warming story of love and triumph and innapropriate mouth-wear. Go have a read of it if you have the inclination. I’m very fond of it, and hope you will be too.


charlie-mccarthy-looking-at-babyHurrah, hurrah, hurrah! Another lovely acceptance! My hilarious short story Francie and Dennis are In Tonight has been accepted for publication by the lovely folks at Deimos eZine.

It’s another of those odd stories, where my concern was filling in the spaces of the world between other stories, and it’s good to know that it works on its own terms.

Expect it to be appear in June, at some stage.

High five, friends.


Electricity_pylonWell glory be, more good news! My short story Boys They Bring Her Down To Break has been accepted for publication by the lovely folks over at L’Allure Des Mots.

I’m particularly happy that this story was chosen as it has a weird resonance with me, redolent of a particular time and place and mindset, that I wasn’t quite sure it would appeal to others.

(It’s basically smut, but well-written smut so it counts.)

Anyway, it will be out in May. I’ll post about it then as well. Until then, keep your chains oiled.


il_fullxfull.361851585_7u1nAhhhh. What a lovely feeling. My first story acceptance in what seems like a very long time. Eight months, maybe? Longer? I’m too scared to go look because of all the Self Esteems. Anyway, this is cause for some Mild Celebration– my short story The  Garden Where We Go To Lump has been accepted for publication. It’s a story that, the more I’ve moved away from it, the more I’ve grown to really like. (No, don’t ask me what it is about, I only wrote the damn thing) I remember the writing of it was tough as anything, I know I contemplated chucking it out a number of times. Well, past Graham, who’s the winner now? Present Graham, that’s who. Unfortunately future Graham, that smug and increasingly bald fecker, is the only one who knows when it will come out.

Anyway, look for an annoucement in the near future when it goes up.

I am delighted.