Ten Ways the Animals Will Save Us: An anthology of flash fictions

I am thrilled to be part of this fantastic anthology with dozens of brilliant flash fiction writers. My story ‘The running resolution’ is about a 10km run and a moral dilemma. From start to finish (literally), Jacob is reminded of his life and the obstacles he has had to overcome, and he begins to questionContinue reading “Ten Ways the Animals Will Save Us: An anthology of flash fictions”

A Bridelope @ Former Cactus

Nobody saw Priya fly away. The wind had upturned the garden wedding like a snow globe. It blew fascinators sideways and pulled hats into kites. It blew open purple dresses like broken umbrellas and snapped tablecloths up into the trees. Everything had to be pinned down, weighted and kept close. But nobody had thought toContinue reading “A Bridelope @ Former Cactus”

When you said nothing @ Stories for homes anthology

You asked me: Where you from? And I told you but you asked again: No, where are you from-from? I was more puzzle than man at that point, because I don’t always remember that I’m black any more than I remember I have feet. Your parents, what about them? Same place, I said, and thenContinue reading “When you said nothing @ Stories for homes anthology”

In a small pond @ Firewords

Issue 6 // Secrets His gills gave him away – he could barely breathe in the office. Between ten and twelve each day, when the sun was just right, I saw him in the reflection on my screen. He was a ghost on my desktop, faded, with emails from clients running through him. He hunchedContinue reading “In a small pond @ Firewords”

Two-timer – 3rd Prize

Two-Timer; won third place in the Fiction Desk Flash Fiction Competition 2015 Two-timer I’m getting out today. I’ve made it through the programme and into the record books: the first man to have served Idaho’s new 80-year life sentence in nine. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t want to be remembered for this. But I’mContinue reading “Two-timer – 3rd Prize”