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A rant about Denise Fergus and everyone supporting her over James Bulger film Detainment

Have to get this off my chest. As a writer who’s been incorporating real events and people into my short stories and novels in recent years, I’m outraged. Outraged at Denise Fergus’s calls to ban and boycott the film Detainment — and all the media outlets supporting her. As we all know (because she’s in… Continue reading A rant about Denise Fergus and everyone supporting her over James Bulger film Detainment

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Hey 2019. The year Game of Thrones and Star Wars end. And…

... Million Eyes begins! Yes, yes, yes, I totally realise that I’m making it sound like my forthcoming conspiracy thriller novel Million Eyes is going to be the next BIG thing. I’m under no illusions how unlikely and pipe dreamy that is. I’m confident that a lot of people will enjoy Million Eyes given the subject… Continue reading Hey 2019. The year Game of Thrones and Star Wars end. And…

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New plans for “Million Eyes” and my stop-off at Heartbreakville

Well, 2018. I’m not sure how I feel about you anymore. It started off well. First seven months—great. Last five—not so much. Now I’m afraid I’m looking forward to seeing the back of you. After a long-ish hiatus, I’m back. Blog’s going to take a slightly different form from now on, but I’ll get to… Continue reading New plans for “Million Eyes” and my stop-off at Heartbreakville

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I’m now a Grindstone Literary shortlisted novelist!

In case you missed it on Facebook and Twitter, this is a quick post to say that I'm now a very proud Grindstone Literary shortlisted novelist. I entered the first 3,000 words of a new work-in-progress novel called Scuzzling — a conspiracy thriller with religious themes set in a fantasy world — into their international novel competition. It ended up… Continue reading I’m now a Grindstone Literary shortlisted novelist!

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Read my interview with The Ginger Collect

Hello readers! Just a quick note to say that my interview with The Ginger Collect is now available to read on their website. Have a read by clicking the image below. The Ginger Collect recently published my short story, The Quiet Invasion, in Issue 6 of their online magazine. This is the latest of the Million Eyes short… Continue reading Read my interview with The Ginger Collect

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New story “The Quiet Invasion” has been published in The Ginger Collect Issue 6

The Ginger Collect, publishers of "the weird, the new age and the strange", have published my short story, The Quiet Invasion, in their latest issue. The latest of the Million Eyes short stories, The Quiet Invasion is set in the world of Million Eyes, in which time travel is possible but being kept secret by the powers that be. The Quiet Invasion is not,… Continue reading New story “The Quiet Invasion” has been published in The Ginger Collect Issue 6

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Read “The Emancipation of Google” + an interview with me in Theme of Absence

I'm thrilled to announce that my short story The Emancipation of Google has just been published today in Theme of Absence, an online magazine of speculative flash fiction and short stories. Click the image above to read it or go here. At nearly 1,300 words, it's a short read. It's about an unusual encounter between a… Continue reading Read “The Emancipation of Google” + an interview with me in Theme of Absence

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All the places you can read the “Million Eyes” short stories

The Million Eyes short stories are standalone short stories set in the same universe as the Million Eyes Trilogy. Here is a list of all the stories that have been published so far, with little blurbs and links to where you can read them. Rachel Can See Rachel Evans is having memories of things that didn't happen.… Continue reading All the places you can read the “Million Eyes” short stories

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My story “Operation Loch Ness” has been published by Idle Ink

My short story, Operation Loch Ness, has been published by online short story magazine Idle Ink and is available to read for free here. This is the latest of the Million Eyes short stories to be published, following Rachel Can See, Rachel Can Still See, The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller, The Home Secretary is safe,… Continue reading My story “Operation Loch Ness” has been published by Idle Ink

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New flash fiction story “There’s Something About Anne” published and free to read

If you're after a quick read — and when I say quick, I mean it'll take you approximately 15 seconds — then I've just had a new flash fiction story published on ChristopherFielden.com. This story, There's Something About Anne, could also be classed as microfiction. It comes in at 81 words and is part of Christopher Fielden's 81Words… Continue reading New flash fiction story “There’s Something About Anne” published and free to read

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There be changes round these ’ere parts

A new year gets all of us thinking about new things. Resolutions, goals, plans—stuff like that. I’ve just moved house. That’s the biggest new thing I have to share. For the last four years I’ve lived in a town called Aldershot. Famous as the home of the British Army and birthplace of The Hobbit star… Continue reading There be changes round these ’ere parts

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“Rachel Can Still See” has been published in Phantaxis Issue 7

My new short story, Rachel Can Still See, has been published in Issue 7 of science fiction and fantasy magazine Phantaxis. Rachel Can Still See is the sixth of the Million Eyes Short Stories to be published, after Rachel Can See, Paul, The Charlie Chaplin Time Traveller, The Home Secretary is Safe and Who is Rudolph Fentz?  All these stories are set… Continue reading “Rachel Can Still See” has been published in Phantaxis Issue 7