Returning my Sister’s Face

My friend and talented fellow writer, Eugie Foster has a launch party today on Facebook and LiveJournal for her collection of short stories, “Returning my Sister’s Face.” She’s part Chinese, and her stories are often set in the orient. More importantly, they tend to hang around in your subconscious long after you put the book down, which is probably why they’ve been into Greek, Hungarian, Polish, and French. She hasn’t…

March 1, 2009

The Sock Drawer

Just belatedly realised that my story’s up at Reflection’s Edge. I thought I’d missed the deadline and was going in next month. It’s a free e-zine, so head on over and enjoy.

October 2, 2008

The Mummy’s Curse

Flash Fiction Online want to buy my Feghoot, “The Mummy’s Curse” for the April 2009 issue. It’s a long wait, but a great market, so I’m chuffed. What’s a Feghoot? It’s a very short story ending in a groan-worthy pun. I’ve got three on my website: “Caught in the Oort”, “Oh Baby!” and “Conan the Librarian” The editor of Flash Fiction Online described “The Mummy’s Curse” as “pretty funny, in…

May 10, 2008

The drive belt on the washing machine broke on Saturday lunchtime, just after the shops shut for the weekend. This left me with a load of washing to rinse by hand, which was rather a pain. Yesterday was nice. The clocks went back on Saturday night, but I just slept later and missed an hour of day rather than an hour of sleep. After a solid month of writing only…

March 31, 2008

GUD magazine

I got a freebie from GUD magazine. GUD stands for Greatest Uncommon Denominator, “a print/pdf magazine with two hundred pages of literary and genre fiction, poetry, art, and articles”. I love freebies – don’t we all. In this case the freebie was a story, “Baby Edward”, and it was weird. I like weird. The baby is kipt locked up in a VW Bus in the yard, but he’s growing –…

January 31, 2008


November 21, 2007

It’s been raining a lot lately. Yesterday the Classroom assistants had a meeting in Santa Cruz, so I decided to do my errands in town and see my old collegues when they broke for coffee. In spite of the Canaries’s reputation for endless sunshine, it poured. The first thing I bought was an umbrella. Then I had breakfast and went to the bank. I met Helen, who was also in…