Just how virtuous is patience?

I don’t think that I am a didactic writer. I like me some themes. I enjoy politics. Literature is great when it engages with the world. But if I want to read a pamphlet or a manifesto, I have a drawer full, I don’t need to read stories to get an opinion. I like story […]

Baby, cold outside

Dear Reader, the latest edition of BREACH magazine, featuring Australian and New Zealand writers, is available for your reading pleasure. The former group includes yours truly, with my contribution being a weird tale, “Baby, cold outside”. If you are cold outside, what do you want more than anything, baby? I wrote the first draft of […]

Kaleidotropic, dude

Goodbye 2016, but thank you for your last parting gift to me! My story, ‘The Big Reveal’, has just been published in the Winter 2017 edition of Kaleidotrope. Life, death, the great beyond, everlasting misery and terror, crazy parents, gangsters (aka lawyers), what a great way to start the new year / see out the […]

Spoilers

I read Derek Kunsken’s “The Dog’s Paw” in Ellen Datlow’s latest Best Horror of the Year. It is a true horror story, with startling imagery, and a presentation of a topsy turvey world that filled me with unease. I saw today that it is now available for listening on Pseudopod. I am still not sure […]