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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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Conspiracy Theories

A home-grown conspiracy? The Salisbury attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal

On 4th March 2018, former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury, England, with a Novichok nerve agent. UK Prime Minister Theresa May has accused Russia of the attempted murder, but could her own government be responsible? Over the last few years, tensions have been rising between Russia and… Continue reading A home-grown conspiracy? The Salisbury attack on ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal

News, Short Stories, Writing

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

Conspiracy Theories, Unsolved Mysteries

The murder of Princess Diana: the conspiracy that won’t die

A shroud of strange coincidences, missing evidence and sinister unanswered questions continue to hang over the death of Diana, Princess of Wales. In this article I’m going to home in on the three big ones: the white Fiat Uno, the lack of CCTV, and Henri Paul’s blood... Diana’s death is Britain’s JFK. It remains the… Continue reading The murder of Princess Diana: the conspiracy that won’t die

Conspiracy Theories, Historical Mysteries, Murder Mysteries, Unsolved Mysteries

King William II murdered in the New Forest?

On 2nd August 1100, while hunting in the New Forest, William II met his maker at the end of an arrow. It was deemed an accident, and yet something about that day continues to raise eyebrows. Could the Red King have been murdered? The mysterious death of King William II—nicknamed William Rufus or the Red… Continue reading King William II murdered in the New Forest?

Conspiracy Theories, TV Reviews

TV Review – Fearless Season 1 – everything Paranoid wasn’t

This six-part 2017 British TV series is everything a good conspiracy thriller should be. And it’s everything 2016’s Paranoid was not. SPOILERS AHEAD FOR FEARLESS SEASON 1 Paranoid felt like it was written by a five-year-old with a big book of conspiracy clichés close at hand. Risible characters, panto performances, juvenile—sometimes nonsensical—dialogue, and a plot… Continue reading TV Review – Fearless Season 1 – everything Paranoid wasn’t

Conspiracy Theories, Historical Mysteries, Missing People, Murder Mysteries, Unsolved Crimes, Unsolved Mysteries

The Princes in the Tower: Britain’s most famous missing persons case

The unexplained disappearance of the Princes in the Tower, aka 12-year-old Edward V of England and his nine-year-old brother, Richard of Shrewsbury, is one of Britain’s coldest cases. Five and a half centuries on, it remains the subject of debate and conspiracy theory. But are we any closer to the truth? When King Edward IV… Continue reading The Princes in the Tower: Britain’s most famous missing persons case

News, Updates, Writing

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

Million Eyes, Million Eyes - Latest News, News, Short Stories, Writing

“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

Urban Legends

Santa Claus crucified by a Japanese department store

Some years back, a Japanese department store — keen to adopt the Western tradition of Christmas — mounted an extravagant display in its window: a smiling Santa nailed to a crucifix. I think somebody got a bit confused... The store’s booboo made Christians rather cross. Cross—get it? Sorry, bad joke. The cultural faux pas is… Continue reading Santa Claus crucified by a Japanese department store

Million Eyes, Million Eyes - Latest News, News

“Million Eyes” makes it into the top 20% of the Grindstone Literary Novel Competition

As I continue my tireless search for a literary agent for Million Eyes, it's great to get some good news from a competition I entered the book into some months back. It was the 2017 Novel Opening Competition from Grindstone Literary Services, into which I entered the first 1,000 words of Million Eyes. While I didn't make… Continue reading “Million Eyes” makes it into the top 20% of the Grindstone Literary Novel Competition

Conspiracy Theories, Proven Conspiracies

A conspiracy proven true: Snowdon blows global surveillance wide open

Do you ever get the feeling you’re being watched? It’s not paranoia. You are... Edward Snowden, formerly a systems administrator for America’s National Security Agency (NSA), has been called hero, patriot, and traitor. In 2013, he leaked classified government information about multiple global surveillance programmes operated by the NSA and the Five Eyes Intelligence Alliance.… Continue reading A conspiracy proven true: Snowdon blows global surveillance wide open