Gabriel’s Story

He opens his eyes and he is cloaked in sprites. Their eyes are bulging globes, bubbles about to burst. Their bodies so thin that they fade into marsh-gas at the edges. Translucent, friendly, inquisitive and bright. The sprites gather to him in silence and he feels his anxieties lift. Gabriel-who-listens spreads himself thin over the silence. No bigger than kittens, the sprites speak to him of inarticulate calm.… Read More Gabriel’s Story

New Short Story — “This House of Cards Must Fall”

Thoroughly excited to have a new short story, “This House of Cards Must Fall”, featured in the first edition of The Treacle Well, an online literary magazine showcasing new writing, along with art, photography and reviews. The picture above is the illustration which Rebecca Brown did for my story, which is… a Wonderland and a… Read More New Short Story — “This House of Cards Must Fall”


The hand of the swimmer holds a stone. It doesn’t help her swim. The stone, which is round and eggshell-blue and flecked with green seaweed, weighs the swimmer down, and makes swimming a little slower. But the stone is eggshell-blue and round, and flecked with green seaweed, and the swimmer saw its oval shape in… Read More Fishlike