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Archive for March, 2012

The Chair is published

‘The Chair’ was ‘shortlisted’ for the Asham Award but has remained unpublished until now. I am really pleased that it will appear in the debut issue of Cigale Literary Magazine. It is the story of a chance meeting between two people who would not normally expect to connect, and about making choices; about how we never […]

Three Dark Steps and the Parrot is published

Read my story ‘Three Dark Steps and the Parrot’ in the wonderful Medulla Review. It is about a woman whose reality is gradually being eroded and she finds herself changing into a parrot. I hope you enjoy it. Here’s the link:

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

There Once Was a Woman Who Tried to Kill Her Neighbour’s Baby This is a marvellous collection of short stories by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya. To find out my reaction to these surreal fables, read my article on the experience below: From the moment I began the first story, I was compelled to read with the same […]


Hi and thank you for visiting my blog. It will, in time, become more interesting but I hope you find something entertaining. Eventually it will be a diary of my writing activities, ideas and efforts: serious, mischievous or otherwise. I’m likely to write about other matters as well, what’s the point in limiting myself in […]

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