Category Archives: Fiction

Original short stories.

Lorraine Baxter’s Hallowe’en Party

Lorraine Baxter’s Hallowe’en Party. That’s how I thought about it in the week leading up to it. Afterwards, people called it a lot of other things. They called me a lot of things too, and I understand that, I was … Continue reading

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August 2021 Book Blog

This month’s reading was a fantasy trilogy, one that I’ve been saving for several months now. I started reading it at the beginning of the month and finished it minutes before midnight on the 31st August. How perfect is that? … Continue reading

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‘Taking Steps’ on Enjoy Radio

Would you like to hear my poem ‘Taking Steps’ read by a professional? It’s featured on this episode of Lesley Atherton’s ‘Words and Music’ show on Enjoy Radio. The show’s theme is ‘Bad Man’ and she’s chosen some cracking words … Continue reading

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The Young Man and the Sea and The William Baron Cup

I suppose it’s quite unusual to get to the grand old age of 57 without winning a cup, but I’m pleased to say that I’ve finally broken my duck. My flash fiction ‘The Young Man and the Sea’ was awarded … Continue reading

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January 2021 book blog

Goodreads is a useful way of logging what I’ve been reading, but I thought I’d start a more personal reading blog here. I’ll start with January just gone, and aim to catch up with the rest of the year soon. … Continue reading

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B(racket)

There’s a racket out there and a bracket in hereAnd I’m not quite sure what I meanIs it anyone for tennis?Is it anyone for edits?Is it something not quite out of a dream?There’s a bracket out there and a racket … Continue reading

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Fight for the Future out now.

My first novel, Fight for the Future, is now available as a paperback or for Kindle here.

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Fight For The Future

Many, many years ago, I started getting spectral visits from a young red headed woman. She wouldn’t tell me her name at first, but she did tell me that she was a shapeshifter, and that she had a story for … Continue reading

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Revolutions 2 / Sole Defender

I loved ‘Revolutions’, the Manchester speculative fiction anthology, so I was chuffed to bits when my story ‘Sole Defender’ was accepted for ‘Revolutions 2’. All the stories are based in Manchester. You can get a copy here.

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Nothing / State of You

My short story ‘State Of You’ was published by Hic Dragones in their anthology ‘Nothing’. I’m proud to be the anthology sister of Daisy Black, Kim Bannerman, Hannah Kate, Nancy Schumann, Valentine George, Ackley Lewis, Amanda Steel, Anthony Cowin, C … Continue reading

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