The Anachronistic Antagonist

Anachronisms. I cheese people off with these (and when I say people, I am referring to my family) when we’re watching a show or movie set in, for example, the eighties, and I see a poster for a movie on a bedroom wall, or hear a song playing on a radio in the background before […]

Lights Out

Saturday morning. Sunday morning. Whatever. No different to any of the other mornings falling on days that end with y. It might be a circadian rhythm thing or purely the fact that I am north of 40 now, but my bladder wakes me up like an alarm clock at around a quarter to seven, and […]

NARRATIVE DEVICES: CHERNOBYL

Okay, so maybe they employed a bit of creative license here and there (and by “they”, I mean Craig Mazin, the writer of CHERNOBYL) to tell a more focused story and drive a narrative that would keep us riveted. It worked, didn’t it? I took a while to get around to it, but in the […]

MAYDAY MAYDAY

My short stories are what they say on the tin. Short. Sometimes, really short. A few hundred words. Maybe fifteen hundred on a good day. And they are also stories. As in made up. Often I write about creepy, freaky, scary kids. This story is about a kid. But this one is true. It’s about […]