And a year flew by – a blog reanimates like Frankenstein’s monster

Well it's been some time since my last post. With one thing (Brush and Boltgun) and another (Real Life) I'd slowed down on my reading and not managed to pick up books as much as I'd like. With changes this year though, I canned driving to work in favour of taking the train, which gave … Continue reading And a year flew by – a blog reanimates like Frankenstein’s monster

Short story released in Deadzone Dossiers anthology

Hello there, Yesterday was the day that saw Deadzone Dossiers - a Deadzone short story anthology - released, and I'm pleased to say that it includes one of my short stories, Junkerstown. The Anthology is released digitally from Mantic Digital, and can be purchased here for the princely sum of £6.49. Or it was when I wrote … Continue reading Short story released in Deadzone Dossiers anthology

The Boatman rows into Under the Fable

Yesterday I had the pleasure of finding that one of my short stories, The Boatman, part of the Worldeater themed horror stories was published in Under the Fable. Though the indents seem to have vanished on a couple of pages of the story, it's all present, and free to read. So if you fancy a look … Continue reading The Boatman rows into Under the Fable

Planet Nine – The World Eater

I force myself further into the corner of a musty, damp room. Paint peels like ancient scrolls on the mouldering walls that crumble and stick to my hands when I push against it. Planet Nine’s shadow gives the daylight a gloomy look, like an extreme solar eclipse. Dim light comes from the window to my … Continue reading Planet Nine – The World Eater

Tarmac Trepidation

The sun gleamed off the aircraft’s metallic underside. He could feel it radiating heat. His distorted reflection stared back, facial features recognisable, but askew. For a moment, his mirror-image appeared to smile, though he did not. He slowly reached out. He hoped the thin veil that separates this world from the one so often reflected … Continue reading Tarmac Trepidation

Drainpipes for Strike Posts

Today, I’m very pleased to announce that Mantic Games have released their Dreadball Xtreme short story anthology, Drainpipes for Strike Posts. The Anthology is priced at £3.99 and contains stories from such authors as David Guymer, Guy Haley, Mike Hollows and myself, and makes for a great collection of tales set in Mantic Games sci-fi … Continue reading Drainpipes for Strike Posts

A cockpit according to Charles Dickens

Around the start of the Masters (it may have been the first or second semester...) we were asked to do a pastiche of a famous writer. For mine I chose Charles Dickens, and the piece I was writing at the time (and currently re-writing) was Slip Jevans - Hero of the Union. The pastiche is … Continue reading A cockpit according to Charles Dickens