Short stories

If you’d like to read some of my short stories and flash fiction, here are the ones which have been published to date.  They’re listed in reverse chronological order. To read further, have a look at the Books section of the website.


‘The Projectionist’, in Firewords Quarterly issue 7, October 2016

‘At The Crossroads Of The World’, in Time (FlashDogs Volume 3) (available from Amazon, in print and ebook)

‘Gap’, runner-up at Faber Academy’s QuickFic competition, 22/1/16

‘The Dragon’s Tune’, in This Body I Live Inedited by Kate Garrett (Pankhearst, 2015)

‘Why Black Cats Are Unlucky’ and ‘Lantern Carving’, in Frightful Tales for All Hallows’ Eve: FWG Hallowe’en Drabbles, October 2015

‘The Other Girl’, in Fine Linen, Autumn 2015

‘Lazy Sunday Morning’, in Firewords Quarterly issue 5, October 2015

‘Unflinching’, winner of Writing Places’ September flash fiction contest, 1/10/15

’10 Rules for the Full Enjoyment of Stately Homes’, runner-up at Faber Academy’s QuickFic competition, 28/8/15

‘Daughter’, runner-up in the Bewitched micro fiction competition, at the Pankhearst blog

‘Just the Two of Us’: the runner-up story in HeadStuff’s Lacomic Cup

‘Two Seconds’, in Solstice: Light (FlashDogs Volume 2) (available from Amazon, in print and ebook)

‘The Lights Never Go Out’, in Solstice: Dark (FlashDogs Volume 2) (available from Amazon, in print and ebook)

‘On The Button’, for The Write-In, as part of National Flash Fiction Day 2015

‘Tang’, part of the National Flash Fiction Day 2015 Flash Flood, in Flash Flood Journal

‘Owt for Nowt’, in Out of this Word: Stories and Poems for Children from the Cheshire Prize for Literature 2014 (University of Chester Press)

‘Boys and Girls of Summer’, winner at Faber Academy’s QuickFic competition, 15/5/15

‘Silence’, at Journal of Compressed Creative Arts (Matter Press), published 11/5/15

‘After Happily Ever After’, part of the 2015 Flash Flood, in Flash Flood Journal, and at The Penny

‘Motion Carried’, runner-up at Faber Academy’s QuickFic competition, 27/3/15

‘Petrol Rainbows’, in FlashDogs: An Anthology (available from Amazon, in print and ebook)

‘Re-Entry’, in FlashDogs: An Anthology (available on Amazon, in print and ebook)

‘Paradise Island’, in No Love Lost, edited by Kate Garrett (Pankhearst, 2014) (available in print and ebook)

‘Fright Night’, in Trick or Treat: The Sirens Call eZine #17 (Sirens Call Publications, 2014)

‘Big Night Out’, in Jack o’Lantern Tales of Treats and Tricks: Hallowe’en Drabbles (ebook available from Amazon)

‘One Careful Owner’, on the ReadKirklees blog

‘The Maker’, in Paper Swans iPamphlet 4 (free download as PDF or via iBooks)

I contributed two stories to Geowriting, part of the Brighton Digital Festival 2014. Mine are about Manchester and Northwich and the full list of writing is here

‘In The Year Of Jubilee’, in Flash Fiction Magazine

‘Rattle and Hum’, at ABC Tales (where it’s got a cherry-pick!)

‘London Falls’, part of the London Short Fiction collection at Londonist

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The featured image is Buttons and Stars by Orin Zebest, which is shared under Creative Commons license 2.0.

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