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M.A.T.E.R Knows Best at Distant Shores Publishing

Fantasy, 3885 words, (2021)

In the volcano layer of the sinister M.A.T.E.R organisation, Maxwell Brunt, pride of the British Secret Service, discovers that his fearsome nemesis may not be who he's always believed them to be.

A Cold Yesterday in Late July at The Dark Magazine

Horror, 3856 words, (2021)

In a village whose menfolk have gone to war, where those who return are apparently decided by lottery, a woman comes to fear that the only thing worse than losing her husband is that he might come back to her.

Not Us at Nightmare

Horror, 2999 words, (2020)

A woman, changed irrevocably by forces she barely comprehends, longs for her husband to undergo the same process.

 

Casualty of Peace at The Dark Magazine

Horror, 4743 words, (2020)

In a village whose menfolk have gone to war, where those who return are apparently decided by lottery, a woman comes to fear that the only thing worse than losing her husband is that he might come back to her.

 

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 a horror even more ancient 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.

 

PODCASTS

A Cold Yesterday in Late July at The Dark Magazine

Horror, 30:07 minutes, (2021)

In a village whose menfolk have gone to war, where those who return are apparently decided by lottery, a woman comes to fear that the only thing worse than losing her husband is that he might come back to her.

Not Us at Nightmare

Horror, 26:19 minutes, (2020)

A woman, changed irrevocably by forces she barely comprehends, longs for her husband to undergo the same process.

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.