This part of the site currently contains a few of my own attempts at literature. These are mostly short stories, and all were written by me. I may in future add stuff by other people if they'd like me to.
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I have made it onto the radio via BBC 7's Chain Gang competition. Episode 2 is mine.
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A sub-catalogue for my growing collection of fanfics.
Stories that I have written to use at school.
A sub-catalogue for my poems.
An ordinary Englishman does his best to cope with an extraordinary happening, as he become the first date on God's comeback tour.
This short story owes a great debt to Neil Gaiman's short, Chivalry. The plot is different, and I'm nowhere near as good a writer, but the idea of an Englishman enduring Biblical suffering with very British reserve was inspired by a reading of the Book of Job and the unflappable calm of Mrs Whitlow. If you like this even a little - and even if you don't - I highly recommend finding a copy of Gaiman's story.
The past comes back to haunt Marian Fairbrass, in the form of a long-lost suitor.
I don't know where this one comes from precisely. In its rough draft it contained a lot more detail of Edward's adventures, but I realised that this really shouldn't be the point. I didn't know until about halfway through whether Marian was going to say yes or no either, all of which suggests I didn't really know what the point of the story was until I'd written most of it.
A man spends his life in pursuit of a memory.
This is a short story, pretty much unchanged from its draft, that I wrote after waking up in the middle of a thunderstorm.
Why does a species become extinct? Can we be sure it did?
A story inspired by an episode of the TV series, Extinct, about the fate of the sabre-toothed tiger. It's a little odd, perhaps even by my standards.
What is the secret of Lunatec Ltd?
A random musing on the current employment of the breed of elves who used to help cobblers finish particularly important shoes.
A group of contentious philosophers struggle with the concept of perpetual torment.
A childhood game and a silly story have sinister consequences for young Etholle Valentine.