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Archive for August, 2016

Story and Poem Shortlisted for Paragram Paradox Prize

  Absolutely delighted to have a poem and a flash shortlisted for the Paragram Paradox Prize. Many thanks to them. Such great news! The list is here if you want to check it out. I’ve been working really hard on a new set of music theory books over the summer holidays and I can’t tell […]

Madam Tulip at Visual Verse

I’ve been thinking about taking up the Visual Verse challenge for a few months and I finally got round to it. My poem ‘Madam Tulip’, inspired by August’s summery image, is now published on their website. Every month they produce a picture, and you’re challenged to write a short piece about anything that the image […]

Peculiar Story up at Flashflood

My flash fiction piece is up at Flashflood. I wrote E.X.O.C.E.T. a couple of days before National Flash Fiction Day at a workshop given by the organiser and all-round excellent chap, Calum Kerr, and wonderful novelist, Claire Fuller. Calum suggested I send it in, which was decent of him. It’s a weird little piece. Click […]

The Laundry at Spelk

  ‘The Laundry’ is up at the wonderful Spelk website. This little story was written as part of the 10 Days Chalk project when I was trying to write a piece everyday, usually late at night. It’s surprising how the day’s dregs cough up oddities.  It’s here if you’d like to read it. When I decided […]

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