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September 30, 2017

Weird times call for weird fictions. We're all looking over our various shoulders at the lurking shadows and the too-bright lights wondering what fresh hell is lurking in our timelines, poised and ready to assault our once-cosy sensibilities. We are living inside a dys...

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...

July 15, 2016

It is with rather astonished and delirious delight that I can say these words: the current issue of Ambit Magazine (no. 224) features one of my short animal stories, ‘Shooting an Elephant’. I’m beyond thrilled to be featured in Ambit and a special mention needs to shou...

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 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...

August 12, 2015

Originally written in March 2015 

 

It is with lovely delight that I can announce that my short story The Cat's Eye will be published later this year in the Boo Books 'augmentation' anthology WE CAN IMPROVE YOU. The anthology is described by Boo thusly:


We are all b...

August 12, 2015

 

Originally written in November 2014 for the 'Fauna' spoken word event

 

THE FAUNA MANIFESTO

 

“If a lion could talk, we could not understand him.” – Ludwig Wittgenstein

 

 

 

We share our world with animals, and they outnumbered us by millions. 

 

We idolise animals, we glorify...

August 12, 2015

Originally written in October 2014

 

On Thursday coming, my brother and I will present a brand new piece of music/fiction fusion called Broadcast of the Foxes. It's the first outing for one of a new batch of short stories I've recently penned on the theme of animal...

August 9, 2015

Originally written in June 2014

 

Being Vegetarian

 

A cannibal walks into a bar. He orders a mushroom risotto.

The barman frowns. 'You vegetarian?' he asks.

The cannibal nods.

'Huh,' says the barman. 'Do you still eat fishermen?'

 

If I was to ever try stand-up comedy, this wo...

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