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New Story on DailySF

My short short story, Ten Things You’ll Only Get If You’re A 50s Kid is currently on the front page of DailyScienceFiction.com , and in the inboxes of its email subscribers. If you’re reading this from tomorrow onwards, it’s archived … Continue reading

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Better Days: A Short Story

(This was my first attempt at writing secondary-world fantasy, rather than SF or magic realism, just to see if I could do the genre…) The sun had hardly begun to poke above the horizon when Surlan was woken from his … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: The Fair Folk

[Chuck Wendig’s latest flash fiction challenge is to take an opening sentence from his previous challenge and write a story, under 2000 words, based on it. I chose one submitted by Catkins. Like all these flash fictions, I’m writing this … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction: Filth

[Once again doing Chuck Wendig’s flash fiction challenge. This time he’s said to write, in 2000 words or fewer, a story that’s in some way about filth, inspired by the controversy over Clean Reader, an app that removes swear words … Continue reading

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The Rats: A Drabble

(Chuck Wendig’s flash fiction challenge this week is to write a drabble — a story in precisely 100 words. Here’s mine, again written straight off the top of my head.) The rats are on the run again. It’s the third … Continue reading

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Jesus Is Here

(I’ve not posted much fiction here for a while, as my fiction-writing has mostly been for the second novel, which is slower going as it’s required a lot of research. So I thought I’d take up Chuck Wendig’s latest flash … Continue reading

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Brood-Mother Knows Best

No, I told you before, you can’t invade the Earth until you’re seventeen. I don’t care if all your friends are doing it. If all your friends were getting their third eyes removed, would you do that too? No, I … Continue reading

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