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Thursday, 07 June 2018 10:38

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Short Fiction

 ‘The correct hanging of game birds’ - X-R-A-Y Literary Journal (June 2020)

‘Facts of matter’ - Highly Commended in the Litro Flash Friday Competition, June 2020

'Waiting for time to catch up' - in issue 21, New Flash Fiction Review

'First man on the moon- - winner, Lunate 500 competition, May 2020

‘Heirlooms’ – LossLit, June 2019

‘The Third Favourite Wife of The Emperor’ – The Casket of Fictional Delights 2019

‘Snuffing Hearts That Burn Too Bright’ – Spelk Fiction, May 2019

‘Your Sons and Daughters Are Beyond’ – Longleaf Review, 2019

‘The names of stars’ – Retreat West, Nominated for Best of the Net 2019

What goes on in the bushes - The Cabinet of Heed, issue 16, January 2019

How can a woman sleep when the Master is in pain? - commended in Bath Flash Fiction Award 2018

Speaking in Tongues - winner of The Casket of Fictional Delights flash fiction competition 2018

Night Shifts - shortlisted for the Dorset Fiction Award 2018

The Black Dog of Peterloo, at invisibleworks.co.uk

Look Both Ways, (scroll to page 4) at scribd.com

The Mummy's Tale, at bbc.co.uk

 

Poems

‘Auto-da-fe’ - Picaroon Issue 15, March 2019. Please scroll to p. 7

‘Biography of a comet in the body of a dog’ – Riggwelter, issue 21, May 2019. Please scroll to p. 18

'Bede writes a history of the English people' - poem 5.4 of 'Poem of the North'

'A donor’s card', at gettingalongwithgrief.blogspot.com

'The topiary garden', (scroll to page 21) at yumpu.com

'A phase she went through', at melancholyhyperbole.com

'The sum of all meat', at ariadnethread.net

'When you grow up / Fast / Still life with parrots / Personal questions / The ghost of you / Funeral songs', at thefatdamsel.wordpress.com

'The ghost of you', at theintima.org

'Dreaming of panthers' / 'Souvenirs', at thelakepoetry.co.uk

'Defacing the currency', at thelakepoetry.co.uk

'Nursery games', at pbqmag.org

'Cocaine mummy / Dark side of moon / Sir Thomas Aston at the Deathbed of his Wife', at lamplitunderground.com

'Fixing punctures', at melancholyhyperbole.com

'Rubbing brass', at berfrois.com

'Night visitor', at switched-ongutenberg.org

'Away from it all / Wet season', at coldnoon.com

Published in Main Pages
Tuesday, 07 November 2017 13:46

A foxy short story for Hallowe'en...

Thank you to the gorgeous people at For Books’ Sake for featuring my new short story ‘Eye for an Eye’ as their Weekend Read for Hallowe'en…

it’s also a sneak peek into the forthcoming anthology ‘Darkest Midnight in December’ from Immanion Press (December 2017), edited by Storm Constantine.

Read on…

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‘Dark in the Day’

I’m delighted to have a brand new short story – 'An End to Empire' - in this fab collection of spooky tales, edited by Storm Constantine & Paul Houghton!

Click here to order from Immanion Press

“In the blink of an eye, around the corner, The Weird is everywhere. It’s in the bird that turns out to be a fluttering newspaper, that white shoe left in a ploughed field, or the curdling smoke on the windscreen of a car, caused by the fast-moving reflection of clouds overhead. Normal is often weird and vice-versa. We’re used to weird dreams but what about the wide-awake weird? This collection celebrates evocative tales of oddness that span the genres of magic realism, the supernatural, the fantastical and the speculative.

Weirdness lurks beyond the margins of the mundane, emerging to dismantle our assumptions of reality. When we encounter strange intervals, our perception of the natural order is challenged and changed. It is perhaps in those moments, that we glimpse the hidden truth of all things.

Dark in the Day is an anthology of weird fiction, penned by established writers and also those new to the genre – the latter being authors who are, or were, students of Creative Writing at Staffordshire University, where editor Storm Constantine occasionally delivers guest lectures. Her co-editor, Paul Houghton, is the senior lecturer in Creative Writing at the university.
Contributors include: Martina Bellovičová, J. E. Bryant, Glynis Charlton, Danielle Collard, Storm Constantine, Louise Coquio, Elizabeth Counihan, Krishan Coupland, Elizabeth Davidson, Siân Davies, Jack Fabian, Paul Finch, Rosie Garland, Rhys Hughes, Kerry Fender, Andrew Hook, Paul Houghton, Tanith Lee, Lisa Mansell, Kate Moore, Tim Pratt, Nicholas Royle, Michael Marshall Smith, Paula Wakefield, Ian Whates and Liz Williams.
· Paperback: 318 pages
· Publisher: Immanion Press (9 Sept. 2016)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 190773774X
· ISBN-13: 978-1907737749

Published in News
Thursday, 13 August 2020 11:57

Cōnfingō issue 11, 2019

Cōnfingō issue 11, 2019

Includes my flash fiction ‘Quicksand’.

Cōnfingō is an independent publishing house based in Manchester, UK. Creating beautiful editions of new fiction, poetry and art in all forms.

https://www.confingopublishing.uk/product-page/c%C5%8Dnfing%C5%8D-11-uk

Published in Short Stories
Monday, 19 November 2012 13:35

Discovering a Comet (Leaf Books)

Discovering a Comet - Leaf Books 2008

Includes my flash fiction "Sadie Jones Took Me Line Dancing"

http://leafbooks.co.uk/leafs-books/books/products/view/5/8.html

Published in Short Stories
Monday, 19 November 2012 13:45

The Sandhopper Lover and other stories

The Sandhopper Lover and other Stories (Cinnamon Press)

Includes my short story, "Room With A Partial View"

Order from - http://www.cinnamonpress.com/the-sandhopper-lover/

Published in Short Stories
Monday, 19 November 2012 13:52

Wolf-Girls (Hic Dragones 2012)

Wolf-Girls: Dark Tales of Teeth, Claws and Lycogyny, Edited by Hannah Kate (Hic Dragones 2012)

Feral, vicious, fierce and lost… the she-wolf is a strange creature of the night. Attractive to some; repulsive to others, she stalks the fringes of our world as though it were her prey. She is the baddest of girls, the fatalest of femmes – but she is also the excluded, the abject, the monster. The Wolf-Girls within these pages are mad, bad and dangerous to know. But they are also rejected and tortured, loving and loyal, avenging and triumphant. Some of them are even human…

Seventeen new tales of dark, snarling lycogyny. Features Rosie Garland’s short story ‘Cut and Paste’

Order here -  http://www.hic-dragones.co.uk/#/wolf-girls/4565397194

Published in Short Stories
The Darkest Midnight in December: Ghost Stories for the Winter Season

Includes my short story – “An Eye for An Eye”

Shortlisted for BSFA Awards 2017

The ghost story is a Christmas tradition; shadows looming over the brightly-lit tree in a room where logs crackle in the hearth, and the smell of spice and brandy fill the air. Outside the weather is chill; perhaps snow is falling. What stirs in the darkness?

previously unpublished stories from: Storm Constantine, Louise Coquio, Wendy Darling, Nerine Dorman, Rosie Garland, Misha Herwin, Rick Hudson, Rhys Hughes, Hannah Kate.

Order from here - https://www.immanion-press.com/darkest-midnight-in-december

Published in Short Stories
Tuesday, 11 August 2020 14:17

Under The Radar - issue 21, summer 2018

Under the Radar, issue 21 (Summer 2018)

Includes my short story ‘Life on Earth’.

Under the Radar is a place for readers and writers alike to make new discoveries...
Our flagship magazine is at the heart of operations here at Nine Arches Press. It is a lively mix of the best up-and-coming and established poets and writers, as well as reviews and articles.

https://ninearchespress.com/magazine.html

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