World Tree (Flash x 4)

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As Man got older and his children grew up and had their own, he grew to resent the gods and their rule over his life more and more.

“How is it that they are forever young while I age and fade away?” he asked. “How is this fair?”

The unfairness of it sat so bitterly in his stomach that he was unable to eat or sleep … Continue reading

Divine Twins (Flash x 4)

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They say the first beings in the world were the Weavers, although they didn’t have their forms – because no story exists without a beginning, a middle and an end, and the world cannot exist without a before, a during and an after. But the first two forms were the Divine Twins made of Air and Water. No-one knows who made them or what came before. … Continue reading

Published: Fool If You Think It’s Over

Fox Spirit Books [External Link] published Fool If You Think It’s Over (in paperback) on Sunday 29th January, 2017. You can buy copies from Amazon.co.uk here: [External Link] (Or your local version, just look the title up – if you have no objections to Amazon)

When the Kindle format is available, I’ll but a link to Amazon.co.uk here (Other Amazon sites are available…)

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Novel, horror / dark fantasy (in the Fur-Skins world)

The Secret Ingredient (Flash)

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Rob inherited his family’s failing dairy farm sometime in our university drunken haze years. He was one of those that fell by the wayside in our quest for meaningful adulthood in the city – any city. Lilla grew up to be a journalist. She’d fallen into working at some barely existent magazine while trying to get her dream job in publishing. She didn’t get the dream job … Continue reading

Once, Upon Reflection (Flash)

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Once, I knew a girl who didn’t like mirrors.

She told me so, apologetically, when I brought her back to my room. I dragged the throw Mum had given me from under the single bed and covered the mirror that came with the room.

“It’s okay,” I said, trying to be reassuring. “Lots of people find their reflection disconcerting.”

She frowned at me. “It’s not that.”

“Sure … Continue reading

Insomnia (Flash)

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Laurie never did sleep well – and she always manages to disturb me when she’s restless. I’ve never been sure whether or not she does it on purpose. So tonight is a night like any other, then, with me dragged from the warm and comfortable bed by the creak of floorboards under her pacing feet.

I say nothing, not even wiping the early stages of sleep from … Continue reading

Published: African Monsters (Fox Spirit Book of Monsters 2)

Fox Spirit Books [External Link] published African Monsters on Tuesday 15th December, 2015. This very special book is only available as a paperback through Amazon. The Amazon.co.uk link is here: [External Link] (Just look the title up in your more local version, if you have no objections to Amazon and aren’t in the UK.)

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Anthology, horror / dark fantasy

Ten Inch / Silent Sonata (Flash)

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The Background

This is a piece of flash fiction written following a Twitter brainstorming session (Storified here: [External Link]) as part of The Future Fire’s [External Link] ten year celebrations (Indiegogo campaign here: [External Link])

The Story

I had a love who was a vinyl collector before it was cool. Or after it was cool and before it was cool again. … Continue reading

Published: A Pack Of Lies

Fox Spirit Books [External Link] published A Pack Of Lies (in paperback) on Friday 26th June, 2015. You can buy copies from Amazon.co.uk here: [External Link] (Or your local version, just look the title up – if you have no objections to Amazon)

The kindle format of the ebook has been available since Monday 6th July, 2015. You can buy copies from Amazon.co.uk here: [External Link] (Other Amazon sites are available…)

Ebooks will also be available from Spacewitch, and this post will be updated accordingly when they are.

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Booklikes page here: [External Link]

Novel, horror / dark fantasy (in the Fur-Skins world)