My brand new short story,
Early Lunch, is featured as part of the TUWL creative writing series over at Urbanista Magazine.
Huge thanks to Elliot Jessett for asking me to be involved. He describes
Early Lunch as “a beautifully rendered portrait of attraction, loneliness and intimacy in the modern age.”
You can read it
photo: Fabrizio Verrechia
My flash fiction Rush Hour, featured over at Fictive Dram in August of this year, has been nominated for the
50 Best British and Irish Flash Fiction 2018-2019 list.
The flash was nominated by Adan Lock.
Big thanks go to Adam, and editor Laura Black at Fictive Dream for their support.
You can read Rush Hour
I have a short story longlisted for the Solstice Shorts Festival 2018.
The micro festival, which this year has the theme of noon, takes place on 21
st December and will be spread across six sites – Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Carlisle, Ynys Mon, London and Cork.
The shortlist is announced at the end of October.
Last year my short story The Dusk Runner was chosen for the festival. It was read at the Ynys Mon and Devon sites, and
published in the book to accompany the event.
My short story Chemical Cosh chosen for
FictiveDream‘s inaugural September Slam.
One story per day was featured between 24 and 30 September.
Big thanks to editor Laura Black, and
Claudia McGill for illustrating my story so wonderfully.
You can read Chemical Cosh
I have an essay in a brand new zine.
One Song carries essays from writers writing about one song that is special or resonates with them.
My own essay is about
Jesse by Scott Walker, from his 2006 album Drift. The song is named after Elvis Presley’s still born twin brother; in it, I talk about how the song has preserved Presley’s legacy more appropriately than those who are officially tasked to look after it.
My short story
Chemical Cosh is one of seven chosen for Fictive Dream‘s September Slam 2018, between 24 and 30 September.
Chemical Cosh examines lust and longing, with a tiny bit of love thrown in for good measure, from a feminist perspective.
It is inspired in part, like all seven stories, by these sentences from short story writer, novelist and publisher,
I met him in a faded restaurant in a small, rainy town on the main line between Brussels and Paris. There were mirrors on the walls all around the room.
The full list of writers making up the Slam Seven are:
Helen McClory, It Seems Impossible It Could Ever Begin
Steve Carr, The Albatross
Sarah Daniels, Eat To Live
Dave Wakely, Dear Damian
Rachel Stevenson, On The Brussels Train
Cath Bore, Chemical Cosh
Adam Kotlarczyk, Farewell To Europe