Short Stories (read live or published)

January 2010:  ‘10.17pm’ at Are You Sitting Comfortably?

March 2010: ‘Archive’ is published on Smokebox.

July 2010: Issue 16 of Smoke: A London Peculiar hits the shops at last, with  ‘10.17pm’ published.

July 2010: ‘This Thing is Not Yet Over’ at Storytails.

August 2010: ‘The Great Big O’ at Liars’ League.

October 2010: ‘She Didn’t Believe in Ghosts’ at Sphinx Dining Club (in aid of the Cinema for Crystal Palace) and Storytails.

December 2010: Still doing the rounds with ‘She Didn’t Believe in Ghosts’ at Are You Sitting Comfortably?

February 2011: ‘The Museum of Childhood’ at Story Studio.

March 2011: A different version of ‘The Museum of Childhood’ is published by Ether.

April 2011: ‘Red’ at Are you Sitting Comfortably?

July 2011: ‘Red’ is published by Ether.

August 2011: ‘Cos You’re Mine’ at the National Theatre’s Big Sleepover event.

October 2011: ‘Cos You’re Mine’ is published by Smokebox.

November 2011: ‘Cos You’re Mine’ at Are You Sitting Comfortably?

February 2012: ‘The Great Big O’ at Stand-up Tragedy.

May 2012: ‘Steady’ as part of the National Flash Fiction Day competition run by Bad Language.

September 2012: ‘Red’ is published in issue 6 of Open Pen magazine.

October 2012: ‘Red’ is, er, read, by me, at the launch of Issue 6 of Open Pen at LVX books.

November 2012: Stations, the anthology containing a revamped version of ‘She Didn’t Believe in Ghosts’ is published, and the story is read at Clapham Books and Forest Hill’s Canvas and Cream.

December 2012: Another reading, this time just an extract, of ‘She Didn’t Believe in Ghosts’ at the official Stations launch at the Brunel Museum.

January 2013: A reading, by me, on my home ground in Crystal Palace: ‘She Didn’t Believe in Ghosts’.

March 2013: A new story, ‘Chopping Board and Crayons’, at Are You Sitting Comfortably?

August 2013: Another new story, ‘Olympic Torch Trilogy’, is in From the Slopes of Olympus to the Banks of the Lea, the first anthology published by Smoke: A London Peculiar.

August 2013: My love letter to the wonderful Bookseller Crow on the Hill is published as the latest in Open Pen‘s horribly named Stinky Little Bookshops feature.

September 2013: And another new story, ‘All This Violence and More to Come‘, based on Elvis Costello’s ‘Shipbuilding’, is published in Stories from Songs. They took out my section divisions so it makes it a lot harder to read; they also called me Jackie and made a few typos in the fanzine itself, but I’m trying to get over that.

May 2014: ‘What We Love Is All We Really Lose‘ is published by Smoke: A London Peculiar (on their website for now, but soon in a book on London water).

August 2016: ‘A Man We Don’t Even Know’ is read at Liars’ League and published in print and audio on their website (www.liarsleague.com).