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Of Morgawr and Mawnan

Of Morgawr and Mawnan

I’m very pleased to find my creature feature ‘Of Morgawr and Mawnan’ short story published on Thief, by Tribe Media. It’s a campfire tale about the Owlman of Mawnan, a sighting of the mythical beast. Which is actually based on a true (controversial) tale set very close to where I live, although sadly I have…

Arctic Bloom

Arctic Bloom

Here’s a very short story I’ve written, published on 101words.org, which is exactly what it says on the tin, 101 words in length! And a tale very close to my heart – going out there to all those squeeze victims, I feel your pain, on a catastrophic level (slight over-exaggeration). Arctic Bloom

The Drabble

The Drabble

I am pleased to have a little flash fiction story accepted by The Drabble, published on their site here: The Drabble “a site dedicated to publishing original fiction, non-fiction, and poetic works of 100 words or less. Find us on Facebook @drabblemag or on Twitter @the_drabble“ My piece is 100 words: A Calculated Wish  

Hypatia: Her Story

Hypatia: Her Story

This was a lovely project, run by Linda Clearly at the Hypatia Trust in Penzance.  With seven of us working together in a mini-thinktank: researching, debating and writing. ‘Hypatia: Her Story’ “Creative writing course explores Hypatia, the woman, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher. Working principally on the perspective of narrative – building in research and division…

White Light

White Light

Winner of the 2016 Iceland Writers Retreat (IWR) writing competition. The prize was to attend the IWR 2017 retreat – an amazing week with a trip to the President’s house, a gaggle of literary readings, drinks receptions, touring the magnificent countryside, meeting lots of talented and interesting people and attending workshops with some amazing speakers; Claudia Casper (novels include…

The Wolf and The Woman

The Wolf and The Woman

In an ongoing quest of self-improvement and to stop myself procrastinating, for a while at least, I’m doing an online ‘Writing Short Fiction’ course with the Professional Writing Academy hosted by Mark Jervis. I’m still working on more short stories, but here’s an early two samples as to what I’m up to.  It’s fun delving into new…

A Jackdaw Giraffe

A Jackdaw Giraffe

I’ve had the pleasure of attending some of the marvellous Linda Cleary’s writing courses recently: Free Writers Centre, Penzance, Cornwall, sponsored by the Hypatia Trust. I’ve learnt a wide variety of all things literary, met some lovely people and experimented with some serious and amusing techniques.  Here are some examples from my attempts at various exercises.  So,…

The Devil’s Noose

The Devil’s Noose

Winner of the 2014 Atlantic Press Graphic Literature Award Book launch: 27 June 2014 – 64 Killigrew Street, Falmouth, Cornwall TR11 3PP Book reading: 15 November 2014 – Small Publishers Fair, Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1R 4RL Available here: http://atlanticpressbooks.com/ This fictional Victorian Journal presents the absurd ramblings of scientist Professor Wraithchild, lavishly illustrated…

The Singularity

The Singularity

Book launch: 4 September 2013 (sold out) Samples pages from my self-published book, looking at the crossing-over of the human consciousness into a machine environment. The relationships of the characters within that environment are key to portraying how and why a situation may arise where there is a need for them to leave their ‘normal’…

Extinction Collector

Extinction Collector

Sample characters from a project based on an obsessive collector of rare species, who experiments on them to try and save them from pending extinction, whilst unwittingly causing them to become absolutely extinct.  A cabinet of unfortunate curiosities.   Subject 2: ‘Miniature Pink Quappo’ part of the Equipe family from Southern Asia The distinctive pink stripes…

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