Category Archives: short stories

Say Good Morning to the Stars

This story appears in the Stories for Homes Anthology, edited by Debi Alper and Sally Swingewood.  All proceeds from the book go towards supporting the work of Shelter. Available via Amazon.    My mother wasn’t always drunk, but that’s like saying … Continue reading

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Stories for Homes anthology: Live!

The book is done. Thanks to Sally Swingewood and Debi Alper for their dedication and passion. Stories for Homes is available from Amazon (kindle edition). It will be published as a paperback in a couple of months or so. We … Continue reading

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Metal Guru

This short story has a lot of truth in it, but it isn’t true. The village of Ettington does exist, it’s in Warwickshire, and I used to go to a youth club disco there when I was twelve. The cider … Continue reading

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Dead Truck on Shaw Island

This short story was inspired by the facebook status of an old school friend of mine, now living in the USA. I loved the mysterious and slightly sinister, impending-disaster sound of it, and spent a few weeks mulling over the … Continue reading

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