Tag Archives: short stories

Sudden Fame pictures

Some pictures of me reading my work at the Sudden Fame event of the Aye Write book festival, Glasgow. I read “The Lecture” – a piece I wrote especially for the event. I’ll be submitting it to various publications. Watch this space for what happens to this short story, it might even end up on […]


Pellumsuvius 23 and Skritharrz 16 were walking and discussing philosophy in the forest. The tall, slightly curving trunks of the trees met far above their heads and tangled away the sunlight. “But,” Pellumsuvius was saying, gesticulating as he walked, “the very fact that the light moves through these trees and changes angle indicates that we […]

Lincoln and Siren

He watched the bird swoop down, black thing, black wings, backwatering in the air until it dropped to hop in the square. Raven or crow? Chuff or raven? Oh. Oh, he could find out: wander to the library, the last great, hulking repository of books. But half of them were charred, words turned into flakes […]