My Author Interview

I was delighted to be asked to appear as ‘Author of the Week’ on Esther Chilton’s fab site for writers. Should you care to read our interview, please click on the link below, and while you are there look at Esther’s other posts and excellent books of short stories. Should you not care: do it…

Play Misty For Me – shortlisted!

  I’m delighted to say that my short story ‘Play Misty for Me’ has been shortlisted to appear in the top-20 of 583 entries in Chris Fielden’s magnificent ‘To Hull and Back – 2019’ humorous tales competition. If you’ll allow me to self indulge this means my short stories have been short-listed in 2016 and…

“Here we go Again”

place: The Corn Exchange theatre, Newbury, 2018. “Here we go again. Here we go again,” the crowd bayed the name of their favourite song as they stamped their feet. imploring an encore. Back stage, his manager stuck his head round the dressing room door. “You gotta go back on and play it, Herb – they’re…

Zoo Club

As an eight or nine-year-old I was always making clubs. They were usually based on my passions of the moment – for example Spy Club was started after longing to be James Bond after seeing Diamonds are Forever, Space Club began in homage to Thunderbird 3’s celestial rescues and Airport Club took off after a…

Taste – A sinister short story

Buses were his first obsession. His earliest memories were of playing with the lead-painted toy Routemaster he received on his 5th birthday. Well, it was more engage with than play. Sure, the beloved model was steered around the right-angled edges of the mat on the floors of his parent’s house but without the random joyrides,…

Oh, Richard!

You can learn a lot from your cat when it demands food in the night. Much of it you’d rather not hear…

‘PUMPHH!’

Local newspapers are under pressure to sell copy, but supposing someone comes up with a nefarious reason to increase circulation…

Dishwasher Daiquiris

Hungover? Got a cold? Feeling rubbish? What would YOU drink to feel better again?