Where to find my stories

There are a few places where you can find some of my short stories. Most are free, some require a modest fee. Either way I hope you enjoy them.

 

I have a number of short stories published by Ether Books. Ether Books publish for mobile platforms so you can read them on your phone or tablet. Most are free.

http://catalog.etherbooks.com/Authors/730

 

White Rabbit run the excellent spoken word night, Are You Sitting Comfortably. I’ve had a few of my stories read at White Rabbit events and you can listen to two of my stories, together with others, on these two podcasts.

http://whiterabbitpresents.podbean.com/e/heroes-and-villains-2/

http://whiterabbitpresents.podbean.com/e/midnight-feast-halloween/

 

I was honoured to have a story of mine published by the online literary magazine, The View From Here. Sadly, the magazine has closed now, but before they pulled down the shutters and locked the door I was further honoured to have my story chosen as one of the fiction editor’s 3 favourite submissions. You can read my story, Lane End, here.

http://www.thefrontview.com/2014/10/fiction-editors-3-favourites-lane-end.html

If you write and you’ve not discovered Faber Academy’s Friday Quickfic you’re missing out on a great writing exercise. (Almost) Every Friday at 9.50 in the morning the academy post an image or a sentence as a writing prompt. Submit your flash by 2:50 in the afternoon and wait to see if your story gets picked as a runner-up or winner. I was delighted to have one of my entries chosen.

http://www.faberacademy.co.uk/news/2016/05/quickfic-270516-the-winner/

Adhoc Fiction run an ongoing flash fiction competition. A one-word prompt is posted on Wednesday, and you have a week to write a 150 word story. While you’re looking for inspiration you can read through all the previous week’s entries and vote for the ones you like. The winner is posted each Wednesday, the prize being a free entry for the Bath Flash Fiction award.

http://adhocfiction.com/ (scroll down for 1st June, Mother Knows Best to see my winning entry)

 

Doorditch is an Instagram project. You can find pictures of the many colourful, not-so-colourful or interesting-looking doors in the Shoreditch area. The idea is to get a piece of flash fiction to live behind each door. This is one I did a few years ago but there are still doors requiring stories.

http://www.doorditch.co.uk/post/35498577490/old-flame-he-shudders-to-recall-the-sweet-smell

 

You can also find me on Wattpad (though I’m not there very often), where I posted a story called the Eye Of The Storm. This was written as a response to Margaret Atwood’s story, The Freeze-Dried Groom, as part of a competition Wattpad ran.

https://www.wattpad.com/story/25663227-the-eye-of-the-storm-a-freeze-dried-fiction-entry

 

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