Short story published

Starting off the week with a pat on the back for me. I have a short story published in Heroic Fantasy Quarterly, a magazine that pays its contributors real money for their work! The editors are also very relaxed about what constitutes heroic, as my story is an interpretation of a not very heroic episode from Norse myth.

I have to thank editor James Rowe for his encouragement, and Adrian Simmons for his perseverance with dodgy email connections.

You can read my story Apples of the Gods and the other contributions here.


I’m very proud to be able to announce that I have a poem included in this edition of Eye to the Telescope, The Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association Online Journal of Speculative Poetry.

The theme is Arthuriana, poetry based on the characters from Arthurian legend. I chose to write about Igraine, Arthur’s mother.

You can read the magazine online here


Fairy tale flash fiction: Matches

First of all, happy birthday, David Bowie, and thank you for being my lucky star. Today, Enchanted Conversation magazine published my fairy tale flash piece based on the story of the Little Match Girl. The Starman was looking down on her too. You can read the story here