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’.

Museum Collection

museum collection

‘AXE HEAD’, my short story, was chosen by Didcot Writers as one of 35 pieces for publication in the ‘Museum Collection’, (ISBN 1913379043) an anthology of short stories and poetry, published by Enliven Press and launching on 4 December 2019 at Cornerstones in Didcot, Oxfordshire. Available via this link at Amazon in paperback and Kindle.

Axe Head

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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

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A Murder in Acrostics City

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Read my Moment for free. ‘A Murder in Acrostics City’. 18 consecutive Tweets using #vss365 daily prompts (21 Aug to 7 Sep 2019) to produce one story including acrostics & ending with #serendipity. Apologies to Raymond Chandler for unashamedly including some of his titles. Each day I never knew where it was going until the next day’s ‘prompt’ was published. It was a laugh but could have ended in Tempestuous Emotion And Random Screaming.

Earth to Earth

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Not everything that I write is successful. ‘Earth to Earth’ was unplaced in Microcosms Flash Fiction competition – Microcosms 169 – on 30/09/2019.  I thought that it was a reasonable little poem but the judge favoured other entries. That’s how it goes sometimes. You can’t win them all.

The rules required a story in no more than 300 words in response to the following prompts: Character – Coloniser / Location- A”New World” / Genre – Poem or Character – Pilot / Location – Space, Another Planet / Genre – Sci-fi/Fantasy. The story had to be written and submitted within a two day deadline.

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.