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

Munchkin’s Mind

  • 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…

  • Sacrificial Gasoline

    Sacrificial Gasoline

      It’s a new story!  I’m very pleased to report that my story, Sacrificial Gasoline, has appeared in this wonderful publication, New Maps. You can find them here New Maps showcases ‘de-industrial’ fiction and if you want more information on what that is, they have a great editorial all about it in the issue. Basically it’s…

  • 2020: The year of the pestilence

     Hello all. I hope this strangest of years has been not too bad for you and that this finds you well. It’s been weird, tragic and befuddling for all so well done on getting through it best you can and fingers crossed for an improvement next year. It’s been odd for us all but for…

  • Self-isolating for charity

    Self-isolating for charity

    WASH YOUR HANDS!! Hello, I hope you’re all well in these difficult and frankly bizarre times. It is difficult to know how the next few months are going to pan out but it does look like it will be difficult for many people through illness or their employer’s being selfish bastards. To try to help…

  • Delinquent, intergalactic starfish

    Delinquent, intergalactic starfish

    A new story for a new decade I’ve a new story out but a slight delay on my blogging about this as, in a fit of anger over having my European citizenship removed at the end of this month, I went to Rome at the weekend instead. Where my wife was photographed crocheting inside the…

  • 2019: The Year of Distractions

    Vote! Vote wisely and do not vote Tory! Anyway, now that I’ve got that important public service message out of the way, hello and welcome to my annual blog post on how this writing shenanigans is going. And the answer is, better than I’d thought. A lot of this year has seen me distracted by…

  • A face for radio

    This writing thing has led to many odd things but, in what is probably the strangest, today I find myself on a podcast. Speculative Spaces Podcast. Local great person, Beth Faulds, has started doing a podcast where she chats to writers (local at present but she’d love to branch out so if you know anyone…

  • 2018: The Year of Distractions

    Hello all and welcome to what was supposed to be an annual blog post, rounding up the year but, as it turns out, I’ve not posted anything since this time last year. Oops, I’ve been distracted. So, what have I been doing? First and foremost, I’ve had the joy of two stories being published. Just…

  • 2017: The Year of the Step Up

    2017: The Year of the Step Up

    Hello all and Happy Holidays. Firstly, I have a new story out. Yay! Normally at this time of year I do a review of the year and post up an old story for you. But today I happen to have a new story out from the wonderful people at Fireside Fiction. It’s called Rab the…

  • Writing on the shoulders of giants

    I’ve sold a story! Very pleased to be able to say that Fireside Fiction have bought a story from me called Rab the giant versus the witch of the waterfall. They have an announcement here It’s a modern fairy tale featuring giants and witches (obvs) and is silly. I hope you like it when they…

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