Like a Dog
- Inspired by Franz Kafka’s The Trial and to an extent by Jon Ronson’s So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed, this story was shortlisted for the Retreat West 2018 competition and published in RW’s Future Shock anthology in September 2019. The ebook can be bought from Retreat West’s site and the print edition from Amazon.
- 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.
- This story about a disgruntled D&D dungeon master was performed by actor David Mildon for the Liars’ League Halloween event in October 2018. David’s epic performance can be watched here.
- Published in the debut issue of A Million Ways magazine in May 2018. Available to buy here.
The Machine Room
- 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.
- Inspired by TV talent shows and the refugee crisis, and published by Litro in their Britishness issue in March 2016.
- 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.
- Aliens. Babies. Allegory. Published by 3:AM Magazine, on 28 March 2013.