Come, let us depart from reality … something a little odd by me appearing in the latest edition of Jersey Devil Press – A Locked Room Mystery.
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.
NOW AVAILABLE HERE My story, Grooming my Grandfather, will appear in the next edition of Vastarien. Though of course the events of this weird story are not in any way related to facts of real life, it remains very personal to me, and I am grateful to Jon Padgett and the Vastarien team for selecting […]
My third alternative universe Apollo story is now running free in the wilds of sf magazine land – “The Bride of the Blob” appears in the latest issue of Andromeda Spaceways Magazine. I’ve been aiming at that market for some time, very happy to have landed there. The story doesn’t have Sonny and Cher, but […]
Numb-bats Body artfully draped Wrist carefully exposed Window opened just a little A late night pose . Trap wary though jaded Set the scene Lure them in . Room ransacked Car carjacked Best of all that morning Feelings stolen away . Cheap furry buddhas Bodhi-bat-vas Take away nirvahna Delivered every night . Take it all […]
I. Billy Be a hero The rest of us will creep out the back Our wives were happy Our kids were happy They didn’t care about Billy After all, their Dads came back. II. The night Chicago died There was nothing good on TV I went to bed early and missed it all. Dammit! III. […]
INTERNATIONAL BURNS DAY I thought that it must have been International Burns Day with the victims on parade, their different scars on display. Marks I had not seen before. Hair up, showing pigmentless flesh below the ear. Flashmark along the arm. Puckered skin running down the rear of a shoulder. Are these the marks that […]
I can remember the first time I was asked to provide a short bio, not having published anything before, and all I can say is that I am sort of glad that the print magazine it was in is now out of print, and the website it was stuck in now appears to have drifted […]