Tag: short stories

Afraid of the Light by various authors

Some people are scared of the dark. But it’s the light that exposes the secrets. A young boy with nightmares faces up to his demons. A deathbed confession turns the world on its axis. A five-year-old watches his parents bury a body in the garden. A soldier returns from the war to find the horror isn’t yet over. Afraid Of The Light brings the … Read More Afraid of the Light by various authors

Read my latest short story Incy Wincy

My short story Incy Wincy just got accepted by Short Fiction Break literary magazine! It has been published today! http://shortfictionbreak.com/incy-wincy/  @shortfictionbrk Please tell your friends!

Want to read my latest short story?

Want to read my latest short story? It was JUST published by Short Fiction Break literary magazine. Read it here and let me know what you think in the comments! You have no idea!  

A Diet of Werewolves – A Modern Fairy Tale

‘I’m not like other men,’ said Dan. ‘I’m not even like other werewolves.’ ‘I don’t understand Mr Shaffer,’ the psychiatrist shuffled his papers and coughed. ‘…like other werewolves. There is no such thing as a werewolf or lycanthrope as it’s really called. It exists only in myths and legends. Please explain further.’ ‘I can do better than that,’ Dan was slowly sipping a blended … Read More A Diet of Werewolves – A Modern Fairy Tale

Believing in Fairies

In a world where for some people reality is too painful to bear and dreams are as fragile as eggshells, Mia was happy to float between the two. Her world was one of waking dreams. ‘I dream with my eyes open’, she said to the doctor, who was rapidly making notes and tutting a great deal. ‘I walk with fairy folk and elves and … Read More Believing in Fairies

Finally a decision

I’ve been sitting on my story Miss Havisham’s Ghost for over two (or even three) months, unable to go anywhere with it, so I decided the best thing to do was to give up. Not give up on writing the story but on trying to combine the two stories into one. I have done this – bring in something autobiographical – before in a … Read More Finally a decision

Stage of Fools and other stories

‘Stage of Fools’ is a quote from Shakespeare’s King Lear. However, I used it as the title of a short story in which a theatre director decides to stage a production of The Medea, a Greek tragedy by Euripedes. Peter, the director, is a pretentious fool with ideas well above his station and talent. In the meanime his marriage to his French wife, Justine, … Read More Stage of Fools and other stories

The sweet smell of lilies reminds me…

Ok that sounds like an observation. It’s actually another excerpt from An Irrational Fear of Dogs and other short stories. This one is called The Sweet Smell of Lilies. So here goes… Lilies remind me of funerals. Not a very original observation, I hear you thinking. Why not roses or gardenias or boring old Sweet Williams or those plants that everyone loves the smell … Read More The sweet smell of lilies reminds me…

I’m so excited!

Yes I am still going on about my new book which I just self-published on Lulu.com. I can’t wait to get my copies and see what it looks like. I’m so excited! Have a look at An Irrational Fear of Dogs and other short stories Here is yet another extract. This is from a story called The Indulgence: ‘How long have you been dead?’ … Read More I’m so excited!

An Irrational Fear of Dogs and other stories again

Yesterday I self published this as an A4 paperback. That of course is not the right size for a book, more like a magazine! So today I republished in A5 size but it works out far more expensive per copy as it’s 92 pages. Have a look at An Irrational Fear of Dogs and other short stories Here is another extract. This time it’s … Read More An Irrational Fear of Dogs and other stories again

An Irrational Fear of Dogs and other short stories

Well, I finally have my degree after seven years so I thought I would stop being a student and actually publish something. I did this on Lulu.com (self publishing I know but you have to start somewhere and I wanted to see my stories in proper print). I therefore uploaded six short stories under the title An Irrational Fear of Dogs and other short … Read More An Irrational Fear of Dogs and other short stories