My short stories

This page details my published short stories – most have been published on genre and literature magazines and websites, and some I’ve ‘self-published’ on this site. There’s also some which have been originally published elsewhere but aren’t freely available to read online, so I’ve republished on here.

I write both speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, horror etc), and more mainstream ‘realist’ fiction. Where available, the title links directly to where you can read online, or if it is available to buy I’ve included separate links of where to buy.

The Alpine Garden Club

GENRE: General Fiction

This is my first published short story, back in April 2019. A case of mistaken identity provides an opportunity for one person to try something new.

This is available to read on the online literary magazine, Cabinet of Heed.

Mosaic

Christmas in the Trenches

GENRE: Historical Fiction

In December 2014, World War One was raging across the cold, muddy trenches of Western Europe. When the soldiers signed up a few months earlier, they thought they would be home by Christmas when in reality the war would go on for another four years. On Christmas Day 1914 however, soldiers on both sides laid down their weapons and celebrated Christmas together in no man's land.

This story is about that day, and how it changed lives for many decades after.

My short stories

This page details my published short stories – most have been published on genre and literature magazines and websites, and some I’ve ‘self-published’ on this site. There’s also some which have been originally published elsewhere but aren’t freely available to read online, so I’ve republished on here.

I write both speculative fiction (sci-fi, fantasy, horror etc), and more mainstream ‘realist’ fiction. Where available, the title links directly to where you can read online, or if it is available to buy I’ve included separate links of where to buy.

Books

The Alpine Garden Club

GENRE: General Fiction

Published: May 2019

This is my first published short story, back in April 2019. A case of mistaken identity provides an opportunity for one person to try something new.

This is available to read on the online literary magazine, Cabinet of Heed.

Mosaic

GENRE: General Fiction

A day out on the allotment with his granddaughter unearthed lots of beautiful pottery fragments, hidden in the soil since the pottery factory closed down, but also could they also show a deeper meaning?

This story was inspired by a day down on the allotment.

Christmas in the Trenches

GENRE: Historical Fiction

In December 2014, World War One was raging across the cold, muddy trenches of Western Europe. When the soldiers signed up a few months earlier, they thought they would be home by Christmas when in reality the war would go on for another four years. On Christmas Day 1914 however, soldiers on both sides laid down their weapons and celebrated Christmas together in no man's land.

This story is about that day, and how it changed lives for many decades after.

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