Category Archives: Short Stories

Runner up

So, you send a story to a magazine, you don’t hear anything and you think they’ve decided against you. Then a year and a half later they email to say they want to use your story in their next issue … Continue reading

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Bad language

The first short story I ever wrote and completed as an adult – I’m not talking about my (ahem) prize-winning school compositions or the rewriting of plots in the back of Ladybird books, which kept me occupied as a child … Continue reading

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Very peculiar indeed

It’s brilliant when a story gets a life beyond its initial publication, and I am happy that Matt Haynes and Jude Rogers, the co-founders and editors of Smoke: A London Peculiar, have revamped their website and posted some writing from … Continue reading

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‘Cos You’re Mine’ on Smokebox

Marc Covert, co-editor of Smokebox, recently asked me if I had anything new to submit to plug a gap in the October issue. It just so happens I did – the story read at the National Theatre event in August. … Continue reading

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‘Red’ on Ether Books

After the reading by Bernadette Russell at Are You Sitting Comfortably? I submitted the story to Ether Books. I didn’t hear back for a while, but then met Bea Moyes at the Stoke Newington Literary Festival, when we both took … Continue reading

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