The dark is rising

I have a new story up at Bandit Fiction. It’s an apocalyptic tale about the world running out of light and people having to stay at home all the time because it’s too dangerous to go out. Needless to say, given current events, it feels very apt. It’s called The Darkening and you can read it here.

I was very impressed with the editing my story received from the Bandit team. It made a big difference to the quality of the final version.

I was also pleased to find out that another story of mine, The Visitants, was ‘highly commended’ by the 2020 Exeter Short Story Prize and on the shortlist of three for the Trisha Ashley Award. The search for a home for this story continues, but this is very encouraging, so hopefully it will be out in the world soon.