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Ten Things You’ll Only Get If You’re A 50s Kid

This is a story I had published a year ago, the rights to which have now reverted. I’m publishing it here in order to have a “canonical” location if the site that published it goes offline, but I suspect they’d … Continue reading

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A Teaser For My Next Novel

I just spent an hour writing a blog post, only to discover I’d written almost exactly the same one in November 2014. So instead of that, you’re getting this — the prologue and first chapter of a murder mystery novel … Continue reading

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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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