A selection of images including the cover to Titanic Terastructures, A Quiet Afternoon 2, Thirty Years of Rain, New Maps, Shoreline of Infinity, K-Zine, Flotation Device and Magical Crime Scene Investigation.
In the centre are two painted images, one of a frazzled ginger haired woman drinking tea and one of a Sikh gentleman holding a bucket and sword and facing pink tentacles

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  • Ogres in the Mist

    All hail the wonderful Canadians and especially those involved with On Spec, the Alberta based spec fic magazine for they have published a story of mine! Behold the glorious cover. Details of how to acquire this, should you wish to, can be found on their site at: https://onspec.ca/2024/03/20/on-spec-127-is-released-into-the-wild/ My tale is one of a wee,…

  • 2023: The year of delayed gratification

    Hello and Merry Christmas to all those who pass this way. Welcome to my annual round up. Following last year’s quiet year this one started with a bang, with three stories accepted. Yes, three. The first of these appeared in New Maps in May and is a silly wee thing about keeping hold of data…

  • Hello world!

    This is me moving to WordPress. Give me a mo’

  • A shorty in the cathedral

    A shorty in the cathedral

    Good News, everybody, I have a new story out. Available from New Maps is their Spring 2023 issue and I have a really quite short story in it.  It’s been two years since my last publication and for a bit there I felt like I might have lost the mojo for this story writing lark so this…

  • Like flippin’ busses

     Why yes, it is a non-end of year post. How bizarre. And in this case it is to crow mightily while also banging the drum for persistence. You know that old line about you wait ages and then three busses turn up at once? Well it appears to hold true for writing of short fiction…

  • 2022: the year of hee haw

     Hello all. It’s been a quiet year, writing news wise, this year.  I’ve been up to much, first holiday and first convention since the Covid stuff started, got Covid (mildly, I’m glad to say), got all eco-smug about electric cars, but when it comes to news to put in here, not so much. I have,…

  • 2021: The year of the four emperors

    2021: The year of the four emperors

     Merry Christmas, one and all! I hope this December sees you fine and healthy after yet another year of pestilence and incompetently corrupt government. It’s that time of year where people recap their writing successes and I jump on the bandwagon with my meagre offerings and a bit of free fiction. But this year I…

  • Life in the big House

    Life in the big House

      I’ve got a new story out, yay! This one is in an anthology, Titanic Terastructures that can be found here, that is a set of stories all in some way related to ginormous SF thingumies of a Ringworld stylee. I am very much looking forward to reading this and seeing what huge and wondrous…

  • Recurring dreams and dusty attics

    Recurring dreams and dusty attics

    Proving that story publications are like busses, I’ve another new one for your perusal. This time it is a story of old childhood memories and how market forces affects them. Or something. Anywho, you can find it in Kzine issue 30 and it is called Gentrification and the Dream House. This one had an odd gestation in…

  • Low risk reading for the win!

    Low risk reading for the win!

    I have a new story coming out soon in a wee Canadian anthology called A Quiet Afternoon 2 and they’ve just opened their site for pre-orders. You can find it here The anthology is a collection of relaxed stories ideal for a restful afternoon, something we could all do with these days. Apparently they had volume…