Friday, 30 March 2012

New Stories

Gypsé Eyes will feature one of my stories in their Food & Drink 
issue which will be launched somewhere in Brooklyn on April 7th. 

My story Attila the Bun and the Lost Paradigm will be published by Every Day Fiction sometime in the future.

My story It always happens to me in Paris has been published in Crack the Spine 

Thursday, 22 March 2012

Kate Moss vs The Millipede

This is a startlingly true story about a clash between Kate Moss and a millipede. I know it's true because I wrote it.

This will be published in my first chapbook Kate Moss & Other Heroines, Black Scat Books November, 2012

The Lizard's Don Giovanni

I was having a siesta in a pension in Sevilla when a gecko came in through the window. Just as I was drifting into sleep I heard the duet of Don Giovanni and Zerlina "La ci darem la mano". I thought, My God, that gecko can't half sing, and I opened my eyes and saw the gecko looking at me, probably thinking, My God, that woman can sing two parts at the same time. Apart from my war adventures it's the only true story I've written. Although I have to admit I elaborated it a bit. 
This will be published in my first chapbook Kate Moss & Other Heroines, Black Scat Books November, 2012

For those who don’t know Don Giovanni here is the duet. There are more professional
performances online but I think this is charming.

The Tale of Pregnant Tinkerbelle

Peter Pan doesn't even get a look in.
Published in Danse Macabre, August 15, 2011

Things to do on the way to the Dentist

A pleasant, if frustrating, way to avoid the dentist.
Published in The Legendary, April 20, 2011

Samantha Memi, Spitfire Ace

The nearly true story of how I won the Battle of Britain.
Published by Every Day Fiction, December 12, 2011

Missing You

This is a story about the misfortunes we encounter in love and war.
Published by, December 5, 2011

The Hip Chick

A favourite character of mine, but not someone I'd want to live with.
Published by the Lowestoft Chronicle, November 30, 2011

Way to Go

This is a little bit adult. I suppose you could call it necrophiliac porn.
Published in April 14, 2011

Mother knows Best

Mary stood in the street. Just another face in the crowd. It was hot and dusty, her throat was dry. Then the mob surged forward.
      ‘Jesus Jesus,’ they shouted.
      When Mary saw her son, whipped and bleeding, her heart fell.
      ‘Oh Jesus,’ she said, ‘don't tell me you're into sado-masochism.’
      ‘No mother, it was the Romans.’
      ‘Oh you poor thing. What did they do?’

The story is continued in Blue Crow Magazine - Issue 3 - April 2011, EASTER 
Available from Blue Crow
and Lulu  

Elinor's Socks

This story is a warning against fishing for socks from a balcony window.
It was published in Cliterature June 21, 2011.

After the War

This is one of my favourite stories I've written. I think because it was very easy to write.
Published in  June1, 2011

Tempting The Wicked

Obviously influenced by the great Giovanna Benedetti.Published in Every Day Fiction  May 11, 2011