A list of short story publications. For longer stories, please see the ‘Books’ page
‘The Investigation’ – a vampire story, is commended then published in Graffiti Magazine, Issue 23, September 2018
‘Stretcher Bearer’, a story based on the tireless work carried out by conscientious objectors, (in this case, a Quaker), in WWI is published as part of the Big Ideas project, August, 2018
‘Felix, the Course Rep’ is published by the wondrous and nationally shortlisted Worcester Students’ Union. It is based on my experience of attending a Course Management Committee Meeting, July 2018
4 x case studies involving University students are accepted and published as a means to promote the colleges they attended and the courses they have undertaken at the University of Worcester, July 2018
A great way to finish student life at University – 2 x stories ‘The Photograph’ (previously awarded Runner-up in the Leominster Festival Short Story Competition, 2016) and ‘An Odd Encounter’ – published in The Sabrina Magazine, May 2018
A research credit alongside fellow students; Margaret Adkins, Jennifer Braithwaite, Rosemarie Miller and Michael Wheatley in the University of Worcester publication, March 2018
‘The Biggest Issue’, a Christmas story of a man offering a Big Issue salesman the chance of a coffee on a biting-cold December day is ‘Commended’ then published in Graffiti Magazine, Issue 22, March 2018
‘School Trip’ a story about an expedition that went awry is published in the Worcester Lit Fest, Flash Fiction anthology Wired. November 2017.
‘Where’s Your Bloody God Now?’ a story about the fantastic, but often overlooked work of Chaplains in WWI, is included in an anthology published by Black Pear Press as part of the Big Ideas Company Living Memory Project. November 2017.
‘Caught Out’ a story about a man who gets caught out (funnily enough) was selected to be published in the Kishboo anthology Paws for Thought in May 2017.
‘Butterfingers’ a revenge story & ‘Filled with Joy’ a tale about a man who becomes, literally, filled with Joy are included in an anthology of selected competition entries from the Worcester Literary Festival, November 2016 (a reading of Filled With Joy can be seen on the Blog page)
‘Dance Night’ a story based on a Golden Wedding was included in an anthology called On The Day of The Dead after being longlisted in the Black Pear Press Short Story Competition, November 2016
‘The 1/8th (Territorial) Battalion – 1st July 1916’ a story about a soldier in the Worcester Regiment on The Somme and included in an anthology Remembering The Somme, written by members of Worcester Writers’ Circle in November 2016.
‘Lottie Littlecup’ & ‘Seven Stories’ two stories aimed at a younger audience and published by The University of Worcester in the Sabrina, Spring edition, April 2016
‘Pooh Sticks and Rainbows’ is a story about the effects of growing up in the environment of foster care. It gained first place in the Kishboo short story competition in March 2016 and was published on the website (please see Short Stories page for the complete text)
‘The Return’ a story based during the First World War and published by The University of Worcester in the Sabrina, Winter edition, December 2015
‘The Landscape Painter’ – about a man who paints the landscape, literally, and published in the University of Worcester’s online magazine, The Voice, November 2015
‘The Chair’ – about a man who attempts to cheat another out of a valuable chair and published in the University of Worcester’s online magazine, The Voice, November 2015
‘Black & White’ in A Stash of Flashes – based in Soweto in 1990 and published in an anthology of selected competition entries from the Worcester Literary Festival, November 2015
‘The Friend Request’ is a story about a member of the RAF fighting in the Gulf War who deliberates over a friend request a number of years later and was shortlisted, then published by Kishboo online magazine in October 2015
‘Jogger in the Park’ – a story about a deluded stalker – shortlisted and then published by Black Pear Press, January 2015
‘Running Away’ a man retraces his footsteps back to a difficult period during his childhood. It is a story that won first prize in the Erewash National Short Story competition in November 2014 (please see the Short Stories page for the complete text)
‘Magic Or Deception’ in Fifty Flashes of Fiction – a story about a magician and included in an anthology of selected competition entries from the Worcester Literary Festival, November 2014
‘Boudicca’s Final Battle’ a thirteen-year-old boy experiences the annihilation of the Iceni Tribe by the Roman Army under General Paulinus. It was shortlisted in the Writing the Past competition and published in Graffiti Magazine, August 2014 (please see the Short Stories page for the complete text)
‘The Briefcase’ is about a briefcase that stops time when the lid is opened. It was highly commended in the Magic in Mind competition and published in Graffiti Magazine, March 2014 (please see the Short Stories page for the complete text)
‘Sanity Check’ in Flashes of Fiction – a moment of calm at an airport security desk and included in an anthology of selected competition entries from the Worcester Literary Festival, January 2014
‘A Bucketful of Fish’, ‘The Decision’ & ‘The Werewolf’s Curse’ published in the Short Stories from Black Pear anthology, December 2013
‘The Suitcase’ in You Can’t be serious – a story about a dog in a suitcase and published in an anthology of stories written by Worcester Writers’ Circle, June 2013
‘An Embarrassing Moment’ in The Unbroken Circle – based during a best man’s speech and included in an anthology of stories written by Worcester Writers’ Circle, in June 2011