Acceptances

Twisted Tongue

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According to my records, I have a grand total of 30 pieces currently submitted to various competitions, anthologies or other markets. Quite a few of these have been out there for some time, and I was beginning to get just a little twitchy … until a few minutes ago, when I heard that Restorative Justice […]

Publications

The Solution to the Problem

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… is now up at Dog Versus Sandwich. Bit of an odd one, this. Usually, I tend to work from prompts, trying as far as possible to steer clear of the most obvious interpretation, a process which can deliver some interesting and unexpected results. However, this story presented itself to me, unprompted, pretty much in its final […]

Stunts

The Masochism Tango (Part 2)

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So, how’s it all going, then? We – e – e – ell  … I did manage to finish my entry for the current round of the Whittaker Prize, and it turned out to be (for me) quite a long one – right up to the 2500 word limit. I have absolutely no idea as […]

Other people

Frogs

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I met Adrian Graham at Liars’ League a few weeks back. He’s an enthusiast for short fiction, as well as being a talented writer in his own right (I like this story particularly), and his blog’s well worth a read. So when he asked me if I was interested in having a short short story […]

Stunts

The Masochism Tango

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Over the last few days I think I’ve established beyond all doubt that I have a definite masochistic streak. Let’s consider the evidence: I’m currently taking part in the Whittaker Prize. This consists of a series of nine writing tasks, spread over eighteen weeks. Each task involves picking one of three given prompts and writing […]

Competitions

The Perils of Deadline Chasing

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Hmmm. I’ve always quite fancied entering one of the quarterly JBWB competitions, and I finally got around to it just over a month or so ago. Actually, I think I can state with a fair amount of certainty that it was indeed a month ago, because that’s exactly when the deadline for entry was. Why […]