A Man of Property

I’m pleased to say that my latest short story ‘A Man of Property’ in the Selwyn Series has been published in the spring edition of ACES ‘The Terrier’ magazine.  Is this the end of Selwyn?  Read it for free at ‘A Man of Property’.

Awaiting the Death of Spin

Lucent Dreaming Issue 6

My poem ‘Awaiting the Death of Spin’, inspired by the theme of sedition, was chosen by Lucent Dreaming for publication in ‘Lucent Dreaming Issue 6’, an anthology of short stories and poetry, published in January 2020. Copies can be pre-ordered via this link with 25% off the pre-order price using the code ‘FRIEND’ if ordered before 31st January 2020.

Lucent Dreaming Issue 6 is an Independent magazine of creative writing featuring work from Taher Adel, Ana Maria Sapountzi, Nipun Goel, Holly Cooper, Oliver Shrouder, Poppy Jennings, Thomas Tyrrell, Cara L McKee, Laura Wainwright, Holly Peters, David Pogson, Fenella, Sarah Evans, Jess Watts, Tithi M, Lynne Schmidt, Tom Morgan, Amber Denwood, Aaron Facer, Ernest O. Ògúnyemí, Temidayo Jacob, Nadine Cruz, Drew James, Amy Barnes, David Hartley, Ian Critchley and more.


Axe Head

Photo by Dmytro @VikingAxerazor Antiquities Shop

Murder, Malformation and Memory in the Museum … mmm?  I’m pleased to say that my short story ‘Axe Head’ has been selected by Didcot Writers for inclusion in their printed anthology ‘Museum’ to be published by Oxfordshire publisher Enliven Press, to be launched on Wednesday 4th December 2019.  Details will follow soon. Many thanks to Editor Alice Little.



#VSS365 Anthology 2019 – Print Version available

#VSS365 Anthology 2019 – print version

Mark A. King@Making_Fiction says

Making dreams come true…

#VSS365Anthology paper version now available!

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Close Relations

Image by Rudy and Peter Skitterians from Pixabay

I like Microcosmsfic.com flash fiction competitions but producing 300 words on a character/location/genre prompt within a two days deadline is a tough discipline. Sometimes I submit an entry which I think is just ok and it does well. Other times I think I’ve written a masterpiece and it bombs with the judge. You just cannot second-guess it. This week I tried comedy but without success. See what you think yourself by reading it at ‘Close Relations’.

The Acrostics Distraction Technique

Background Image by Peter H from Pixabay
Background Image by Peter H from Pixabay

I just knew that all that acrostics practice on #vss365 and #davidlpogson on Twitter  would pay off one day.  I now have my short story ‘The Acrostics Distraction Technique’ winning the Judge’s Pick of the Microcosms Flash Fiction competition – Microcosms 167 – on 17/08/2019.  The rules required a story in no more than 300 words in response to the following prompts.

Character – Prisoner/ Location – Jailhouse/ Genre – Comedy

The story had to be written and submitted within a two day deadline. ‘The Acrostics Distraction Technique’ was the Judge’s choice as the winner. Read it for free by clicking on ‘The Acrostics Distraction Technique’ or Microcosms 167.