Short Stories

City in the Snow

A short story (under 4000 words) set in a fictional town above the Arctic Circle, following a handful of days in the life of Irena, a factory worker at More Ore.

Longlisted for the Bristol Short Story Prize 2021

July 21, 2021

Surfs Up

Micro-fiction piece (100 words or less) published by The Story Seed in response to Cristina Mittermeier’s image.

Jeremy said we’d never do it. Not in those bikinis, in the cold, Welsh sea.
“You wouldn’t last two seconds,” he’d said.
Carla had her hands on his surfboard before he even finished speaking…

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August 28, 2020


Micro-fiction piece (100 words or less) published by The Story Seed in response to an image.

We keep the lights off for four days after he dies. Mother says it’s like dressing the house in black. She stays in her room for the first three…

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July 28, 2020


Published in Kamena Magazine, Vol. 1, Issue 1, and Popshot Magazine, Issue 25 – The Fantasy Issue

Dale comes swinging in through the double doors in a cloud of smoke and I tell you,
I’ve had long-burnt chips in the oven that’ve smelled better than that. So I ask him,
“Dale, how’d it go in there?” and he says,

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August 8, 2019

What If

Originally published in Patchwork Magazine

On the station platform, rain dribbles down the windows of the waiting area in long, rope-like rivulets.
Inside, an elderly white-haired lady sits next to Lorna, who is watching the rain with a limp expression.

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February 2, 2019


Originally published in Kamena Magazine

He’s back again. The scrawny one whose hands shake when he speaks, even when he tries to hold
them tight in those white-knuckled fists of trepidation. He starts up the steps towards me, reaching
out with one hand as he says,
“Father,” but he’s come at the wrong time today.

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October 12, 2018

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