Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Reprint! I Am Not Your Doppelgänger in 'Flights of Fantasy'

My fantasy flash piece 'I Am Not Your Doppelgänger,' originally published by The Flash Fiction Press, is out now in the new anthology 'Flights of Fantasy' from Iron Faerie Press.

Dive into a realm where magic knows no bounds, and legends come to life. From the mystical depths of ancient forests to the soaring heights of dragon filled skies, these tales will transport you to worlds where heroes rise, kingdoms clash, and the extraordinary becomes ordinary. Whether you seek epic adventures, tales of mystical creatures, or stories of unlikely heroes, this anthology has it all! Prepare to be spellbound and experience the magic of an entire universe in a single book...

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

Latest Story News!


Dead Bodies Don't Scream (Horror) appeared in Dark Tales 4 (Ed. Dorothy Davies, Gravestone Press), July 2023

You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Chance (SF) appeared in audio at Manawaker Studio Flash Fiction Podcast ep 0823, July 2023

Not the Pizza Girl (Comic fantasy) appeared in The Best of Metastellar Year 2 (Ed. Geordie Morse, Maria Gringa, Melody Friedenthal, Metastellar Press)


Supply, Demand, and Armageddon (SF) will appear in Androids & Dragons Magazine

At the Bottom of the Rabbit Hole, Please Proceed to Checkout (SF) will appear in Paranoid Tree 

The Day My Mum Chucked a Bloke From the Government Through the Wormhole in Our Garden (Comic Fantasy) will appear in Impossible Worlds Quarterly 

Friday, September 29, 2023

Reprint! Not the Pizza Girl in Best of Metastellar Year 2

Out Now! The Best of Metastellar Year Two, featuring my comic fantasy 'Not the Pizza Girl' 

Forty-eight enthralling stories from the most talented new science fiction, fantasy, and horror writers. 

MetaStellar is an online publication focusing on science fiction, fantasy, and horror launched in September 2020, founded by a dozen speculative fiction writers, editors, and artists from around the world. Since then, it's published hundreds of short stories by hundreds of writers, both original fiction, reprints, and excerpts. 

The proceeds from this anthology will help pay for even more original fiction in years to come.

Ebook links here!

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Reprint! We're All Friends Here in Dark Matter 16


Thrilled to announce that issue 16 of the wonderful Dark Matter is now available, featuring a reprint of my story 'We're All Friends Here' 

Aliens! Gangsters! Existential philosophical dilemmas! Check it out in Dark Matter 16 

We're All Friends Here - SF - 4,385 words 

In the old book our film's based on, Kip has a different reaction: he becomes more determined than ever to go out swinging, and the story ends with him getting killed during a huge shootout with the police in a third act packed with gunfire and explosions. Violent nihilism was popular in the twenty-first century.

Thursday, July 20, 2023

New Podcast! You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Chance at Manawaker Studios


My SF story You Pay Your Money and You Take Your Chance, about gambling with the sands of time, is out in audio now at the Manawaker Studios Flash Fiction Podcast, ep 0823. Listen to it here!

Friday, July 7, 2023

Reprint! Dead Bodies Don't Scream in Dark Tales 4


Out now, including my story 'Dead Bodies Don't Scream' - Dark Tales 4 from Gravestone Press. This volume brings you another superb collection of evil thoughts, nasty people, blood guts and torment, in no particular order. Not For Late Night Reading.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Latest Story News!


The Bad Ones are Always the Best (Horror) appeared in episode 468 of Drabblecast and the second issue of The Tentaculum

Nor Any Drop to Drink (Horror) appeared in The Flash of Fangs (Ed. Parth Sarathi Chakraborty, Wicked Shadow Press) 


Dead Bodies Don't Scream (Horror) will appear in Dark Tales 4 from Gravestone Press

Not the Pizza Girl (Fantasy) will appear in Metastallar Year 2 anthology

Reprint! The Bad Ones are Always the Best in The Tentaculum


The second issue of The Tentaculum, the Drabblecast's quarterly magazine of weird fiction, has been released under a creative commons license. That means it's available for everyone to download and read for free! Features my story 'The Bad Ones are Always the Best'

Grab it here

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Reprint! Nor Any Drop to Drink in The Flash of Fangs


My wee vampire story  'Nor Any Drop to Drink' appeared in a new anthology 'The Flash of Fangs'  from the fine folks at Wicked Shadow Press. Out now!



Tuesday, April 4, 2023

New podcast! 'The Bad Ones are Always the Best' at Drabblecast


Glorious artwork by Sheryl Schopher

My horror story 'The Bad Ones are Always the Best' (first published Kzine) has been produced by the fine folks at Drabblecast - take a listen here!


Marty’s grandson takes the cup of tea he’s offered — without saying thank you, mind — and stares at it dubiously, as if he doesn’t know what it is. Marty wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t; kids all seem to be brought up on vitamin water and kale juice, these days. 

‘Drink up,’ he says, nodding encouragingly. Marty’s cuppas are the real thing: brewed until they’re the colour of brick dust and made with full-fat milk, four sugars and a thimble of whisky. ‘It’ll put hairs on your chest.’

Monday, February 20, 2023

Latest Story News!


'What Do You See in This Picture?' (Crime) appeared in The Dark City Magazine, Jan 2023

'Where There's Magic' (Fantasy) appeared in Dragon Gems, Jan 2023

'Inside' (Horror) appeared in Love Me Love Me Not (Black Hare Press) Feb 2023


'We're All Friends Here' (SF) will appear in issue 16 of Dark Matter Magazine, Jul 23

'The Restoration of Carrion Cottage' (Horror) will appear in the Black Hare Press Patreon and Year Five anthology, 2023

'Howling at the Waning Moon' (Fantasy) will appear in Calliope Interactive, 2023

Wednesday, February 15, 2023

Reprint! 'Inside' in Love Me, Love Me Not from Black Hare Press


Very pleased to announce my little 100-word horror story 'Inside' is now available in the marvellous dark drabbles anthology 'Love Me, Love Me Not' from Black Hare Press!

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Reprint! Where There's Magic in Dragon Gems Winter 2023


Out now from Water Dragon Press! Dragon Gems (Winter 2023): tales to warm your imagination during the cold winter months.

I'm thrilled to be included in this inaugural edition with a reprint of my dark fantasy story 'Where There's Magic,' (first published in Kaleidotrope April 2016), about warring twin sisters using the power of death magic in a cycle of murder and revenge.

The anthology also features stories by Christina Ardizzone, Matt Bliss, Gustavo Bondoni, Micah Castle, Nestor Delfino, C. M. Fields, Andrew Giffin, Emma Kathryn, Jason Lairamore, Eve Morton, Lena Ng, S. Park, Arlo Sharp, Mar Vincent, and Richard Zwicker. 

Dragon Gems (Winter 2023) is available now in hardcover, trade paperback, and digital editions from most online booksellers.

Thursday, January 26, 2023

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Latest Story News!


What Doesn't Kill You (Horror) appeared in Dark Tales 1 (Ed. Dorothy Davies, Gravestone Press) Nov 22

Sale or Return (SF) appeared in Planetside (Ed. Eric Fomley, Shacklebound Books) Nov 22

Balloons (SF) appeared in Martian Magazine Issue 7, Nov 22 

Gifted (SF) appeared in Eidolotry Issue 2, Jan 23


The Bad Ones are Always the Best (Horror) will appear at Drabblecast 

Inside (Horror) will appear in Valentine from Black Hare Press

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Reprint! 'Gifted' in Eidolotry Issue 2

From Psycho Toxin Press: This month we shine a spotlight on the darkness that is unique to the United Kingdom. We've got five horrifying tales from the hottest voices across the pond.

Featuring my story 'Gifted

Francie sat cross-legged on the floor. The rough carpet scratched her legs and she shifted position. 

‘Concentrate, please, Francie,’ Dr Lomax said. 

Concentration was a virtue. So was obedience. Francie sat still and focused on the items in front of her: a cotton wool pad, a fifty pence piece, a yellow tennis ball and a large textbook called Gifted: Developing Extraordinary Potential in Ordinary Children by Dr Paulina Lomax. Francie had tried to read it once, to be polite, but she didn’t get very far. She liked the photos of all the brains, though.

Read the rest in Eidolotry Issue 2 from Psycho Toxin Press!