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 […]
A brief word before we start this story: The places are real. The incidents are inspired by things that have happened in my neighbourhood. But the names are all made up, as with any fiction. Some names I have chosen to honour people I know, others as a good fit. The core scifi elements of this […]
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 […]
I had meant to start the process of self-publishing Two Palaces by now but have had an unusual problem. In order to publish on Amazon you need to get a US tax number, apparently, or they charge you full US tax of about 30%. But the US government is currently in shutdown!
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 […]