Daftness

Sometimes I forget that I find it fun to play with words. I’m working on my novel, and work is exactly what it feels like. Thanks to Visual Verse  for setting a picture prompt and a word and time limit for me to enjoy. My fiction “In a Flap” went up yesterday.

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New flash up at The Ilanot Review

I like the Editor‘s note for The Ilanot Review’s summer edition. They asked for submissions for a “hybrid” issue and wanted something different – work that “rejected labels.” The journal is packed with good words from super smart writers like Elaine Chiew, Sarah Hilary, Jonathan Pinnock, Angela Readman and Nuala Ni Chonchuir. It’s pretty damn […]

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Kill Author – Dorothy’s Shoes

I’m pleased that Kill Author have published “Dorothy’s Shoes”. My flash is an entirely fictional account of the suicide of Dorothy Edwards. The actual details known about her life, writing, and suicide are the kind one does not forget. Her suicide note is shocking. I keep wondering what happened to her shoes. I’ve had several responses to […]

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Tiny things

My teeny story “Glimmer” is in a new magazine called “What the Dickens” – you can read it here, alongside words by Kirsty Logan, Angela Readman and Sandy East (amongst others).I like wigleaf very much. It’s the coolest, smartest lit kid on the block. They just tweeted “Pre-written Facebook statuses (to save people time): “I’m rich!” “I’m […]

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4 things

I read my new story – “The Mothers” – at Sparks and it is now available to read here.  I am chuffed to have a story in the second issue of Fractured West. It’s a delicious publication – cute but with bite. This is how gorgeous my short story case at Brighton Waterstone’s looks: And this is […]

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