Acceptances

Perfect Moment

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One of the by-products of entering a competition like NYC Midnight’s “Tweet Me a Story” is that in the course of it you end up producing several stories which can be used elsewhere even if they fall by the wayside during the competition itself. This one was actually my favourite from the first round, although […]

Publications

Around the Block

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A little piece of mine about writer’s block (well, sort of) went up today at Every Day Fiction. So far, it’s pretty much the highest-scoring piece I’ve had there – in fact at the time of writing it’s in the all-time top 10, although on past experience the score will drop a bit over time. […]

Performances

Sparks 12

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Good grief, is it a week since I last blogged? Not good. The day job has suddenly gone a bit bananas, which has kept me from more important stuff like writing. Still, it helps pay the bills until the day when Mrs Darcy tops the bestseller lists … (At this point, we should probably have […]

Acceptances

Metazen

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Just a quick post to let you know I’ve just had a piece accepted by the literary e-zine Metazen. I like Metazen: it’s one of those places that consistently publish interesting and unusual stuff, and I thought it would be a great place to send my short piece “Advice re Elephants” to. Fortunately, the editors […]

Acceptances

100 Stories for Queensland Again and Other Stuff

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I was very pleased to find out this morning that my story “The Wrong Bots” (a rather daft caper involving space pirates and a consignment of sexbots) has been accepted for the 100 Stories for Queensland anthology. I actually wrote it quite a while back when I was a regular participant in the Café Doom […]

Anthologies

The Archangel and the White Hart

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Some time ago (actually, an embarrassingly long time ago), regular readers of this blog may recall me mentioning that I’d been invited to edit an anthology for the fab writers’ circle that I belong to (the Verulam Writers’ Circle, in case you didn’t know). I published some guidelines as to what I was looking for […]

Acceptances

Return to Every Day Fiction

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It’s been a while since I was last in Every Day Fiction. I did send them something last August but it didn’t quite make the cut (and I think they were probably right). But back at the start of the year I remembered an old piece that I thought might be worth exhuming and I […]

Competitions

NYC Midnight Tweet Me a Story Top 25!

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Well, then. Out of around 1000 original entrants, I now appear to be in the top 25. Which means that I’m after your votes again (sorry about this). So I’d really appreciate it if you could go here, click where it says “Click”, select my story and then click on the “Confirm” button. This is my […]