Open Pen 22

Delighted to say my short story, Barcodes, has been chosen for Issue Twenty-Two of London's Open Pen magazine. Look out for it; it’s free and hitting your indie bookshop on September 29.


Jack by Gene Farmer

My latest story, Jack, is published in Burning House Press. Many thanks to Amee Nassreen Broumand for choosing it.


It was for Joanna Newsom that I left my wife and children, all of whom I adored more than anything in that world which I left behind and to which I will never go back. My defence is sound, you’ll see.

I’d checked myself into the hospital, just like they tell you to if you’re experiencing difficulties in breathing, have a tight chest and your head is spinning. I passed swiftly through triage and onto a bed where they wired me to an ECG, took blood and then abandoned me to crisp blue curtains and the metronomic beep of an ignored monitor.

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Burning House Press

Good news on the doorstep yesterday. Burning House Press will be publishing my short story, Jack, on Saturday 24th March. The story is part of the Transformations theme and is in excellent company, as this month has already seen wonderful pieces published by Jim Gibson, Rob True and Laura Potts, among others.

Icarus Man cancelled

Sadly, Story Shack is taking an extended break and Icarus Man will not, therefore, be published.

Crow Maths

Great news from Ian Cusak at Glove Magazine - my story, Crow Maths, was published on 6th October. You can get your copy at @GloveLitZine - but hurry, there's only a handful left.


As a big fan of this fiction site, I'm honoured to have my short piece, Delusion, included in Episode 12 (A Tight Spot) of the amazing Tapes & Tales.  

Dissecting the Melon chosen for Flash Fiction Magazine Anthology

I was delighted to be informed today by San Francisco's Flash Fiction Magazine that my story, Dissecting the Melon, has been chosen for their upcoming anthology.

Icarus Man

My short story, Icarus Man, has been accepted by The Story Shack, and is scheduled for publication on 4th December 2017. It'll even have its own illustration.

Pen still hits paper

Progress is slow, life muscles in (constantly jostling for attention) but pen still (occasionally) hits paper - if only metaphorically. Over the past three months I've been working on the opening chapter of a Noir novel, the collaborative brainchild of Rob True and myself, spawned over a few beers earlier this summer, as well as... Continue Reading →

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