Most of my short stories are snapshots of outsider characters at a critical point in their lives. I’m interested in people that don’t quite feel at home in the world, in the strange rituals we create to make sense of things, and the subconscious and often paradoxical explanations we give ourselves. Folklore – especially urban folklore – is a particular fascination.
Writers I love include Ben Marcus, Mick Jackson, M John Harrison, Joy Williams, Mary Otis, Adam Marek and Bruno Schultz. I’m also a big fan of Jan Svankmajer, and the incredible ceramic work of Kerry Jameson.
Selected Short Stories & Flash Fiction
‘Thresholds’ – Shortlisted for The Cambridge Short Story Prize 2020
‘Marble’ – The Stockholm Review of Literature
‘Mr Dishwasher’ – Number Eleven Magazine
‘The Backwards Child’ – Oblong Magazine
‘Invisibility Ray’ – Winner of the Cooldog Short Story Prize (2009)
‘Bunk’ – Spelk Magazine
‘The Timely Murder of Naughty Rico’ – Imbroglio Magazine
‘My War with the Busking Man’ – Pygmy Giant
‘Sex Goddess’ – Nailed Magazine
‘Notes On My Family #43‘