New short story in ‘It’s Behind You’ anthology

This has been out for a few days now, so apologies if you already know about it, but I have a new short story in an anthology, available on Amazon as both an e-book and a paperback.

It's Behind YouThe anthology is called It’s Behind You, and is a collection of stories based around fear (and yes, a couple of the stories do feature clowns). My story is The Reason We Run, a post-apocalyptic thing that might be a twisted love story (don’t want to give too much away, but you can probably guess it’s going to be dark).

The e-book is currently 99p / 99c (a bargain for seventeen stories and one poem), and you can find it at the links below:

E-book (UK/USA)

Paperback (UK/USA)


New short story ‘…if you only walk long enough’

Bit of an odd short for you this time. Not sure where the idea came from (although the quote from another book hidden in this story might be part of it), and the title was slow in coming (and is another quote from a different book), but I’m pleased with how it turned out.

It’s called ‘…if you only walk long enough‘, and you can read it here. As usual, I’d love to hear any thoughts on it (I’m interested to see how many people spot where the quotes come from — the one used in the story itself is becoming something of a classic now).

If you want more short fiction, don’t forget the other forty-two stories on this site. You can read them here (and if we’re playing about with quotes, the number forty-two could count as another).

New short story

This latest short has a thriller/espionage flavour, influenced by recently reading Mark Dawson’s Isabella Rose books. It’s about a simple operation, a meeting in a cafe — what could possibly go wrong?

It’s called The Rendezvous, and you can read it here.

I have more short stories, all under a thousand words long — you can read them all here. For those of you who prefer e-books to web pages, I have a couple of free anthologies available (Millenary and Millenary 2). And as always, I’d love to know what you think of them.

New short story – ‘Pushing The Limits’

Pushing The Limits is based on one of the characters from the Shadows series (but this story doesn’t rely on knowing what happens in those books). It’s a bit of light sci-fi action (a change from my normal darker tales). You can read it here.

I’d love to know what people think of this, and any of my other stories (the full list can be found here). And later this month I’ll be bringing out the second e-book collection, for those of you (like me) who aren’t too keen on reading fiction on web-pages.

‘Unspoken’ – new short story

I read Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 recently (can’t believe I’ve only just got round to reading this book), and it got me thinking‌—‌how would book-burning work today, when so many books are digital? That knocked around in my head for a while, and this short story, Unspoken, was the result. You can read the story here.

This is the fortieth short story I’ve posted (you can reach all the others by clicking here). The first twenty are available in a free e-book download, Millenary (click here), and with Unspoken now out there, the next anthology (imaginatively titled Millenary 2) will be out in a few weeks‌—‌again, totally free.

New short story – ‘Fire’

My first short story of 2018, and it almost ties in to the new year, with a theme of escaping from the past. The story’s called Fire, and you can read it here. Love to know what you think of it.

Don’t forget my other short stories, free to read here. There’s also Millenary, the e-book anthology of the first twenty, downloadable from here. Fire is my thirty-ninth story, which means that the next anthology (imaginatively titles Millenary 2) will be available soon.