Acceptance

Second acceptance for the year, I think that I prefer 2021 to 2020 (wot? its not just me?). I now have an odd little something / something a little odd appearing in the January edition of Jersey Devil Press.

William Gibson reminds us to read Jack Womack

Stealing from the Guardian as I do from time to time, I see that in their regular “The Books that Made Me”, William Gibson, under the heading “The book I think is most underrated” nominates, “Jack Womack’s Random Acts of Senseless Violence. A near future that chillingly predicted the foulest possible outcome of our past […]

First sale of 2021

Not quite the 12 days of Christmas. Two rejections on 23 December, one on 27 December, one on 29 December. Opened the first rejection email of the year on 2 January, only to find it was an acceptance. An excellent way to start the year. Details to follow, but the outline is an “anthology about […]

Podcasts

Why read when somebody else (including me) can do it for you? Put your ears to work, and give your eyes a rest. Here are four stories of mine narrated by me or others, available for your listening pleasure for free out there on the interwebs: Born Free – Tales to Terrify #463 The gods […]

Born Free: it’s back

For your listening pleasure … Big thanks to Seth Williams, Drew Sebesteny and all the folks at Tales to Terrify, who have podcast my story Born Free in edition #463. Thanks especially to Amy Paonessa for her excellent narration of the story of young Susan, who does indeed need a hand in breaking out of […]

2020: the stories

Three stories published in 2020, in reverse chronological order: Grooming my Grandfather appeared just a week or so ago in VASTARIEN: a literary journal (Vol 3, issue 2, Fall 2020) (at the time of writing, the electronic versions are available for pay what thou wilst). I am grateful to Jon Padgett for picking this up, […]