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January 19, 2019

I was in my house and my hands dropped a ball I was holding and it fell to the floor. Instead of picking it up, I tabled a Vote of No Confidence in my hands.

The rest of my body voted but they decided that it was probably best if I didn’t cut off my hands, so I didn’t,...

January 5, 2019

I went to Greggs to buy a vegan sausage roll. I waited in the queue, my £1 coin clutched in my fingers like I’d won it somewhere, or mined it from the asphalt outside.

The gold gleamed its promise as I edged towards the counter. “One vegan sausage roll,” I said, and the...

October 6, 2018

Fiction-wise, I have a few new incomings on the horizon. This is particularly nice as I've had quite the drumming of rejections recently, as does tend to happen when you throw shit at walls. But I am rather soothed and cheered by this particular trio of yeses, so allow...

November 26, 2016

For a long while I tried to keep my gastronomical inclinations out of my animal stories after deeming meat-eating too obvious a target and too sensitive a topic. The world of animal welfare and representation extends far beyond the abattoir in many different directions...

October 8, 2016

Tuesday 13th September, Liar’s League in London, actor Greg Page reads my latest animal story “A Place to Dump Guinea Pigs”:

Enjoy that? Hope so. If you’d rather read the actual words than sit here for 15 minutes listening to them, here’s the story online.

It’s really qu...

April 24, 2016

For those of you who have read my latest collection Spiderseed, here's a bit more background about each of the stories. Enjoy!

 

Trails

 

In my other fiction, I’ve been writing a lot of short stories about specific animals. This piece fell into that category, but unlike my...

March 27, 2016

Back in the heady days of 1997, my drama teacher Dad ran foul of the local churchgoers of Preston after he decided to stage a theatre show which gender-bent the holiest of holies. The full story of how Jesus became Jessica is the subject of my creative non-fiction piec...

January 23, 2016

The latest in my series of stories about animals has galloped free, ready for public consumption. Following hot on the tails of my dog, rabbit, fox, and cat stories, I've added horse to the growing menagerie and its found a snug home in the latest issue of the gorgeous...

October 25, 2015

 

Exciting developments this week. I can giddly announce that my next flash fiction collection Spiderseed will be published with Sleepy House Press in January. The book will collect together twenty of my flash pieces from the last two or three years, including a couple...

October 18, 2015

 

It is with delight that I can say my rabbit story ‘Hutched’ has been republished in issue two of Foxhole Magazine along with two gloriously gaudy illustrations by Murray Sommerville which really bring to life the bizarre insanity of the tale itself. ‘Hutched’ was one...

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