Contributor’s copy arrived. Very happy to be within these handsome covers.
Silly Google, dun even know its Sraya Day t’day…. I am a creature of habit and habits, and given that day has come round yet again, here is my alleged poem yet again, with the same introduction as before … … Today is Australia Day. You can tell by all of the people walking around […]
Contract just signed, and I am very happy that my dark weird story, Blur, shall be appearing in ProleSCARYet. Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of the manager of your local call centre? ProleSCARYet: Tales of Horror and Class Warfare : monstrous bosses, jobs from literal Hell, working class folks fighting back against great […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Ideas are far more powerful than guns. We don’t allow our enemies to have guns, why should we allow them to have ideas? – Joseph Stalin Until a man is twenty-five, he still thinks, every so often, that under the right circumstances he could be the baddest motherfucker in the world. If I moved to […]
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, […]