Archive for the ‘Short Stories’ Category

The Open Mic

April 1, 2017

Delighted to have this story in the new issue of Under the Fable – starts on page 26, but the whole magazine is well worth your time.

Young Capability Brown

February 20, 2017

My short story of this name is now published at fabulous new journal 50GS.

Step Nine

September 30, 2016

My story of this name is now available at Storgy.

Also, over at 3:AM, I reviewed Lauren Elkin’s marvellous Flâneuse: Women Walk the City in Paris, New York, Tokyo, Venice and London.

The Hunter-Gatherers

June 13, 2016

This story appears in the new issue of the excellent Scrittura magazine (start at page 60).

RA & Pin Drop

May 26, 2016

I’m honoured and delighted to have been longlisted for the Royal Academy and Pin Drop Short Story Award 2016. Here is the full longlist.

Over at 3:AM you can also read me on John King’s new, somewhat ridiculous EU dystopia – and King responds to me in an interview with Andrew Stevens.

Panoptic Nerve

March 26, 2016

This short story of mine is now up at the fantastic Ink, Sweat and Tears.

Mens Rea

February 21, 2016

This short story has just been published in the Winter ‘Infection’ issue of Opening Line.

Year Zero

June 17, 2015

My short story is now up on the phenomenal Disclaimer magazine. It is a speculative fiction piece and my attempt to imagine what it would actually look like if there was some kind of violent dystopian revolution in Britain – don’t expect it to be a contemporary 1984, or even to make much sense, but see what you think. The rest of the magazine is full of interesting stuff too.

The Tweet

June 11, 2015

This story – inspired by this Jon Ronson article, and also this essay by M J Hyland –  is now up at the fantastic Stand Up Tragedy cabaret site. It’s a long story and it’s been serialised over a few days – part one is here, then click through to two, three, four, five and the conclusion.

Climb Up the Years

May 24, 2015

This short story of mine has just been published in the ‘Hooligan’ issue of Jotters United.

Also, at 3:AM: my review of Åsne Seierstad’s chilling biography of Anders Breivik – and over at Shiny New Books, a piece on Martin Millar’s brilliant new classical comedy, and also a review of lawyer Bryan Stevenson’s memoir about the shocking state of criminal justice in America. (And if you think this an excuse to look down on the Americans, check out Nick Cohen’s article on UK prison policy which shows that Oz-style sentencing and super-jails are coming our way.)