Tag Archives | Short Stories

Double Story Release Bonanza!

I’ve not had much news to share here recently – OK, I could have gone on about winning the BSFA Award, but I kind of blanketed social media with my joy over that at the time – but in the last week I’ve had not one but two stories see print. Actually, one of them […]

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A year of patronage

More good stuff to celebrate, although not unexpected; I’ve now been on Patreon for a full year. It still gives me a genuine warm and fuzzy feeling to know people are willing to give up some of their hard-earned dosh to help me get my stories out there. Partly in general exuberance, but mainly because […]

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Short stuff good

This year hasn’t seen much action on the novel front, though I’m hoping that’ll change next year. I have had two very different short stories published, firstly ‘Liberty Bird’ (a space opera inspired by a trip to the Lake District – no really) appeared in Newcon Press’s Now We Are Ten anthology, while ‘A Dormitory […]

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From the Vaults

I’ve a fondness for alternate history. My first professionally published story, ‘A Path to the Sun’ (which you can read for free here), is alt. history, so when the editor of the fabulously titled ‘Mammoth Book of Tales from the Vatican Vaults‘ asked me to contribute a story, I was delighted. The conceit is that […]

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Wicked Women

Just back from a lovely week away with Beloved to find my contributor’s copy of the Fox Spirit Books anthology Wicked Women waiting on the doormat (sorry about the Am*zon link, it’s not stocked in many places). My contribution is a retold fairytale (sort of), but I’m looking forward to reading the other stories, as […]

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Short story sale

I’m pleased to announce that I’ve sold a story to the fantastically titled ‘Mammoth Book of Tales from the Vatican Vaults’, due out in spring 2015. The premise behind this anthology is that the Catholic Church might have kept a few things secret down the years … but now the truth can be told. Lots […]

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Free Fiction, get it here.

Although the free story I put up a few weeks ago, The Path to the Sun, has been present in a hidden achievement kind of a way since my new site went live, there’s now an actual menu option to take you to it, and more. So far there are three short stories accessible under […]

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