Good day, welcome to my cornucopia of short stories. Or just stuff that I wrote.
The Octopus in the Corner of the Room. The household is already in a shambles, but when an octopus appears in the corner of the room, and is apparently not the only one, things get even stranger. Deadman’s Tome
A Victorian solicitor returns from a business trip to find his wife missing. The story she tells in a letter is more weird and terrible than a penny dreadful. (Dark Lane anthology vol.5)
The modern world still believes in Medieval superstition, and Lindsey is accused of a terrible thing (Oddville Press)
Gertie is on thin ice and has to get good marks at tonight’s dinner party, or the consequences will be unthinkable (Flash Fiction Magazine)
Not one, not two, but three of my stories are read on this episode of The Wicked Library podcast, one by author Jessica McHugh. Fancy! (The Wicked Library Podcast).
The C Word: “Madeleine Swann’s disturbing, difficult, beautiful story reaches towards the complexities of the human condition, whether they have conditions or not.” (The Other Stories Podcast).
Absurdist tale The Jazz Chinaman’s Taxes. The grandson of a Chinese beatnik tries to cope after his relative is absorbed into the walls of his workplace and becomes a malevolent force (Rooster Republic Press). Available on Amazon
Horror comedy short Mirrorcast. A few stories will be released every month of 2016. With cover art by award winning animator Bill Plympton and a good review by E. Elias Merhige (Shadow of the Vampire and Begotten). (Fucked Up Fairy Tales). Available on Amazon or Createspace
A series of surreal and absurdist stories masquerading as an advice column. Send me your problems!
The Black Room Manuscripts (The Sinister Horror Company). Lilly is getting on a bus to have a difficult chat with her boyfriend. However things get strange quickly when she notices something odd about the other passengers
How To Keep your Partner Without using Restraints or Violence (Strange Edge Magazine) A tiny story of mine appears in the advice section. And good advice it is too.
Lucy’s Lips (American Nightmare anthology, Kraken Press). It’s the fifties, and there’s something very odd about a girl named Lucy.
A Piece Worth Millions (Polluto magazine issue 10). A woman’s boyfriend is sold as an art piece when he refuses to wake up.
Sweet Sweets Emporium (LegumeMan Books). The confectionery in this shop can take you to any point in history, but be careful they don’t tear the fabric of space and time.
Flash fiction: Brain Painter. Painter has a novel way of removing nightmares. (BIZARRO CENTRAL)
Flash fiction: No Stranger. The world of female friendships enters weird fiction. Streamed from the Random Transmissions Podcast
Flash fiction: The Apocalypse by the center parks fun time gang A mashed delicacy of writers and artists for an exhibition in London. The brief was “The Apocalypse has come but turns out not to be so bad.” I am at the 13.20 mark.
Flash fiction: I Can Wait Forever, You Know (Micro Horror).
Flash fiction: An Unexpected Reunion (Weird Year). Some unpleasant things are happening inside me.
Flash fiction: Inconvenience at the Dentist’s (Strange House Books). A very daft and slightly gross brain splurge.
Flash fiction: Above the Bloodline of the Wayward Flower (Bizarro Central – a title generated randomly by the publisher). I like to think it gives new meaning to the term ‘adult baby’.
Flash fiction: The Butterfly Gay Club In My Hedge (Bizarro Central). The title pretty much says it all.
Flash fiction: How To Make A Live Kitten Necklace (The Strange Edge). Again, fairly self explanatory.
Flash fiction: The Day I Chose Her (Black Petal Magazine). A rather grim story about a medieval Necromancing priest.