A story written for the Liars’ League Christmas special, performed by the fantastic Tony Bell on 8 December 2020. You can watch it here.
The Black Hole of Westminster
A story about vanishing monuments inspired by controversies over imperial artefact theft. It was shortlisted in the Retreat West short story competition and published in their How to Hold an Umbrella collection in September 2020. The book is available from Amazon here.
A man decides to have his head frozen after he dies, but the future is not as he expected. Performed at the Liars League ‘Infinity & Beyond’ night in June 2019 along with four other largely sci-fi themed stories and performed by Tony Bell. Tony’s fantastic performance is up on YouTube.
A story written for Popshot Magazine’s ‘Light’ issue, about an inventor who is not what he seems. Published in issue 18 of Popshot in October 2017 along with a stunning illustration by Nick Taylor. The issue was also reviewed by UK Lit Mag Review.
A story told from the perspective of a character in a computer role-playing game akin to 1987’s Dungeon Master who begins to question the rote nature of his existence. Published by CartridgeLit in their NextGen Temple issue on 11 July 2017.
Inspired by the Hans-Christian Andersen story The Shadow but with added social media, this story was published on the website of The London Magazine on 19 July 2016
The Veil of Stars
I’m very grateful to the award-winning Lighthouse for picking up this story for their twelfth issue in July 2016. Much less conventional than my usual work, this piece uses space travel as an extended metaphor for dementia. Available to buy here.
This featured a galaxy of aliens and a predictably topless Vladimir Putin. It was a semi-finalist in the Broken Pencil Indie Writers’ Deathmatch in January 2016, which was a fun – if exhausting – battle for votes. Available online and also in print with a beautiful illustration. You should buy the print version and ideally subscribe to Broken Pencil. as it’s an excellent magazine with some of the best comics I’ve ever seen.