my unedited and sometimes incomprehensible thoughts

Missing Violet

26th June 2021

Just a quick 250 word bit of flash fiction that I wrote in a spare hour for National Flash Fiction Day. See if you can spot all the easter eggs that I’ve thrown in… hint: think music, anagrams and colours! — “You’ll see me again,” Annie said, as she walked away. Then she turned abruptly […]

Open Mic Night & Writing Tips Video Series

5th May 2021

Hey there! Hope you are all okay. A bit short notice, but tonight I’m appearing at the Sheffield Hallam University Open Mic night for creative writers. I’ll be ably accompanied by Matt Weigold, the narrator of the 337 audiobook, who will read an excerpt. If you want to attend please register with the spectacularly named […]

The Sun

19th September 2020

Article published in today’s Sun in relation to suicide prevention and mental health awareness. We can make a change.

Fear. Joy. Fear. (For fuck’s sake Be More Kind)

1st July 2020

Firstly, I’ll have to give an appreciative nod to my friend and rock-legend, Frank Turner for the partial theft of his lyrics. Be More Kind. Those three words fit so well here. I’ve toyed for weeks with the idea of writing some blog piece about the times we are living in. I mean, if someone […]