Read The Dog Walker in Surreal Nightmares II / Editor’s choice award

Two pieces of awesome news in one here! First up, Surreal Nightmares II (published by James Ward Kirk Publishing) – containing my short story The Dog Walker – is now available on Amazon in print and on kindle. It sits in good company beside other surrealist horror stories and mind-bending poetry. Secondly, The Dog Walker … More Read The Dog Walker in Surreal Nightmares II / Editor’s choice award

Kindle price drop

In 2016 I self-published Beaten to a Pulp! (a short story collection) and my first novel, Dead in Autumn, Buried in Winter. The digital editions of both books will be reduced to 99p as of today. Bargain! Check out the blurbs below, you can shop for them here. Dead in Autumn, Buried in Winter Old … More Kindle price drop

War is Over

McKinney got the football for Christmas. It arrived on the 24th, last post till after New Year. John got chocolate and a card. He ate half the bar in one go, then gave the rest away, brick by brick. He kept the card under his tin hat. They sang hymns that morning, Christmas Day. They … More War is Over

Folktale of New York

I was in New York last December on holiday. Following both guide book recommendations and obvious curiosity I visited McSorley’s Old Ale House on East 7th Street in Manhattan. There’s no relation here, just coincidence. Inside, it hasn’t changed much since John McSorley (my father’s name, another coincidence) opened it in 1854. The unvarnished wooden … More Folktale of New York

Miracle on Rubik Utca

Unfortunately, Pista was also a weedy kid. He was poor, wore ragged second-hand clothes, had sallow skin like a Romani, had no parents, and lived in the orphanage on Rubik Utca in the eighth district. Each of these alone was reason enough to make him a target. But, unfortunately, Pista was also a weedy kid. … More Miracle on Rubik Utca