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The Only Way Out Lies Farther In at The Dark Magazine

Horror, 4821 words, (2018)

A young girl's life is torn apart by one fateful family holiday.  Years later, she must try and piece together what happened when she and her parents entered a country house labyrinth - and precisely who came out the other side.

My Friend Fishfinger by Daisy Aged 7 at Cast of Wonders

Horror, 952 words, (2017)

There's something fishy about Daisy's new best friend.  And it's not just the gills.

 

Now That All the Heroes Are Dead at Read Short Fiction

Fantasy, 3751 words, (2017)

Can Ghest Untar succeed where so many have failed before him against the horror that lurks within Shaelorn Mountain?  And might the solution lie in the holes in his memory, the ones that make him wonder if he's Ghest Untar at all?

 

Great Black Wave at Nightmare

Horror, 3890 words, (2016)

The near future, and Staff Sergeant Walker of bomb disposal team Brimstone 60 is about to discover that Afghanistan holds an even more ancient horror than war.

Team Invasion at Liminal Stories Magazine

 

Science Fiction, 2090 words, (2016)

 

An agent begins to question the purpose of an endless conflict with invaders who never stop coming.

 

A Killer of Dead Men at Beneath Ceaseless Skies

 

Fantasy, 6365 words, (2015)

 

Otranto Onsario, greatest assassin in the city of Cold Harbour, encounters a target even he can't eliminate: a man who refuses to die.

 

Ill-Met at Midnight at Beneath Ceaseless Skies


Fantasy, 5300 words, (2013)

Otranto Onsario finds that a mysterious contract he's been forced to fulfill may prove far more dangerous than he's bargained for. 

Across the Terminator at Clarkesworld

Science Fiction, 5000 words, (2013)

A potentially revolutionary discovery forces American and Chinese Lunar science teams to put aside their perceived differences and work together.

First Date at AE - The Canadian Science Fiction Review

Science Fiction, 3000 words, (2013)

Johnny celebrates his twenty first birthday with a visit to the House of Mirrors, where any fantasy can be made real.

For Life at Flash Fiction Online

Mainstream, 979 words, (2013)

A grieving young man seeks solace and distraction in the family of swans that live near his new home.

The Sign in the Moonlight at Nightmare Magazine

Horror, 5886 words, (2013)

An Edwardian mountaineer braves the dangers of Mount Kanchenjunga, following in the steps of a previous expedition led by the notorious occultist Aleister Crowley.

Slow Drowning at the This is Horror blog

Horror, 1000 words, (2012)

A middle aged woman finds herself wrestling with issue of love and death, not to mention a few garden gnomes.

A Study in Red and White at the Angry Robot blog 

Horror, 830 words (2011)

What's red and white, only comes out at Christmas, and is older than time itself?  The Santa Thing, that's what.

Jenny's Sick in Lightspeed

Science-Fiction, 3760 words (2010)

In a future with a cure for all sickness, a student struggles to come to terms with his flatmate's strange addiction to disease.

Stockholm Syndrome in The Living Dead

Horror, 3200 words (2008)

A survivor holed up in an abandoned house finds himself drawn to a zombie that reminds him of his dead son, despite his certainty that its unusual intelligence will lead to trouble.

The Desert Cold in Flash Fiction Online

Fantasy, 860 words (2008)

A traveler grapples with the ferocious extremes of the desert, and with the fate of his sagacious guide.

Strive to be Happy in Flash Fiction Online

Mainstream, 890 words (2008)

An abusive man is left to deal with the consequences of his actions, and with the destruction of his partner's favourite poster, a print of Max Ehrmann's prose poem Desiderata.

Life Sentence in Mytholog

Science-Fiction, 570 words (2007)

The last two living humans on Earth confront the burden of their immortality.

 

PODCASTS

The Only Way Out Lies Farther In at The Dark Magazine

Horror, 36:13 minutes, (2018)

A young girl's life is torn apart by one fateful family holiday.  Years later, she must try and piece together what happened when she and her parents entered a country house labyrinth - and precisely who came out the other side.

My Friend Fishfinger by Daisy Aged 7 at Cast of Wonders

Horror, 15:19 minutes, (2017)

There's something fishy about Daisy's new best friend.  And it's not just the gills.

 

Great Black Wave at Nightmare

Horror, 31:20 mins, (2016)

The near future, and Staff Sergeant Walker of bomb disposal team Brimstone 60 is about to discover that Afghanistan holds an even more ancient horror than war.

A Killer of Dead Men at Beneath Ceaseless Skies

 

Fantasy, 44:43 mins, (2015)

 

Otranto Onsario, greatest assassin in the city of Cold Harbour, encounters a target even he can't eliminate: a man who refuses to die.

 

Caretaker in the Garden of Dreams in Drabblecast

Horror, 32:53 mins (2015)

Gug-Shabeth, eponymous caretaker, is forced to extreme and unorthodox measures to protect the bizarre crop under his care.

 

Twitcher at Pseudopod


Horror, 38:51 mins, (2015)

 

When the dead begin to rise, a lonely bird-watcher finds that even nature itself is not on his side, and that the price of conserving a life may be far greater than he'd ever imagined.

 

Prisoner of Peace at Pseudopod


Horror, 25:01 mins, (2013)

A prisoner tries to make sense of his surreal imprisonment, with only broken memories to guide him.

 

Ill-Met at Midnight at Beneath Ceaseless Skies

 

Fantasy, 36:52 mins, (2013)

 

Otranto Onsario finds that a mysterious contract he's been forced to fulfill may prove far more dangerous than he's bargained for.

Across the Terminator at Clarkesworld

Science-Fiction, 36:16 mins, (2013)

A potentially revolutionary discovery forces American and Chinese Lunar science teams to put aside their perceived differences and work together.

The Sign in the Moonlight at Nightmare Magazine

Horror, 47:23 mins, (2013)

An Edwardian mountaineer braves the dangers of Mount Kanchenjunga, following in the steps of a previous expedition led by the notorious occultist Aleister Crowley.

Jenny's Sick in Lightspeed

Science-fiction, 27:58 mins (2010)

In a future with a cure for all sickness, a student struggles to come to terms with his flatmate's strange addiction to disease.

Survivor Guilt in Variant Frequencies

Science-fiction, 32:34 mins (2010)

In an underground complex deep beneath the apocalypse-scarred earth, a dying man finds answers to the questions that have haunted his life.

Stockholm Syndrome in Pseudopod

Horror, 20:57 mins (2007)

A survivor holed up in an abandoned house finds himself drawn to a zombie that reminds him of his dead son, despite his certainty that its unusual intelligence will lead to trouble.

Fear of a Blue Goo Planet in Chaos Theory: Tales Askew

Science-fiction, 26:08 mins [In three parts] (2007)

A starship's captain imagines himself to be the sole survivor of an horrific shuttle crash on an alien world - until he finds his companions apparently reanimated by a strange blue gunk.

 

E-ZINES

The House That Cordone Built in Theaker's Quarterly Fiction

 

Science-Fiction, 3216 words [In Issue #50] (2015)

 

Agents Lovett and Sykes of the Anti-Sedition Squad face off against the most dangerous anarchist in the galaxy, Edwyn Cordone.  But now their enemy has acquired the technology to manipulate matter itself, and their confrontation will be on the physics-defying, Escher-inspired ground of Cordone's choosing.

 

Devilry At the Hanging Tree Inn in Theaker's Quarterly Fiction

Fantasy, 4100 words [In Issue #37] (2011)


Legend has it that if the fire in the hearth of the Hanging Tree inn should ever burn out then the Devil will burst from the fireplace and run amok,  But until the arrival of a trickster named Jack, that legend's never been put to the test.

 

Glass Houses in Theaker's Quarterly Fiction

Science-Fiction, 2100 words, [In Issue #34] (2010)

A scientist defies the secret rulers of the world, and seeks to turn their own most devastating weapon against them.  But can he save himself in time to save humanity?

 

Friendly in Theaker's Quarterly Fiction

Science-Fiction, 1800 words [In Issue #31] (2009)

The fate of the Earth rests on the result of an inexplicable alien sporting event.

 

Imaginary Prisons in Theaker's Quarterly Fiction

Fantasy, 2700 words [In Issue #29] (2009)

Prince Corin's quest for his ancestral sword takes a turn for the surreal when he meets the sage Calaphile and discovers that the prophecy he's been following is less unique than he'd imagined.

 

Today the War Ended, Tonight the Sky Burned in OG's Speculative Fiction

Science-Fiction, 1830 words [Issue #24] (2010)

When Colonel Dyson comes to collect his wife Rosalie from a sanitarium, it's with the unbelievable claim that the decades-long war that drove her there is finally over.  Can it be true, and if it is, what explains the explosions in the night sky above?

 

The Ascension of DeepRED in OG's Speculative Fiction

Science-fiction, 4870 words [Issue #15] (2008)

Local official George Provost conspires to corrupt the world-governing supercomputer DeepRED to his whim, and so become the sole rich man in an otherwise egalitarian society.

The Other Ten Thousand in OG's Speculative Fiction

Fantasy, 725 words [Issue #9] (2007)

The dragon Grimol gets more than he bargained for with his ten-thousand-and-first victim.

 

Exodus in Hub

Science-Fiction, 3100 words [In Issue #57] (2008)

Aging widow Adele finds herself in the first wave of refugees from a heavily polluted Earth.

 

New Skin for the Old Ceremony in Hub

Science-fiction / Horror, 4830 words [In Issue #17] (2007)

Off-duty sheriff Mark Dickinson's investigation into a drunkard's claims of an extraterrestrial encounter leads to a bizarre and terrible revelation.

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