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Book release!

I just got confirmation that my book Jonathan will be published by Pegasus Publishing on the 25th of June! If you’re interested you can preorder the paperback here: The blurb: “Her twinkling green eyes were looking out upon the field, at the squirrels dashing across the trees and the rabbits wiggling their noses, whilst …

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Woodland Screens

“There’s one now. You ready boy?” “I-I think so.” “One shot, take all the time you need. Exhale as you squeeze the trigger. Is your finger on the wall?” “Yeah Dad.” “Okay so-… What the…” The deer the young boy had in his sights slammed its head into the rock next to the rushing river. …

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Sector Six

Got some more Neo-Noir for you today! Please enjoy. “So what? You’re just some rich guy’s daughter?” “Something to that effect. That’s all you need to know, anyway.” “You’re practically asking me to be framed as a kidnapper, shuffle you off to some hidden corner of the galaxy, and then deal with my wanted status …

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Sizeable Horror

Sizeable horror. Size doesn’t scare us enough anymore. The idea of a lone Greek warrior standing against a titan, whilst still very cool, doesn’t inspire us with the same awe, at least, it didn’t for me. Humanity has since overcome great fearsome beasts with technology. If we saw a giant kraken moving across the sea …

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The Badland.

This one is quite heavy on the horror, gore and general nastiness side. It was inspired by the ‘fantastic’ series of works by the Polish artist Zdzislaw Beksinski (1929-2005) – which are also very graphic and shown at the end of this post. It’s also quite a long one coming in at 2,222 words (hehe). …

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Deploarble Virtue

Deplorable Virtue. There was a village, on a tiny island of the coast of Europe, filled with people. And these people were wonderful. They were loving and kind, they welcomed strangers, fed the poor, had no notion of racism, sexism and discrimination. These people lived virtuously, always improved themselves and their town; they smiled at …

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