It has been announced that 'Oculus' is a semifinalist in the Screencraft Cinematic Short Story Competition 2018. Whoo-ee!

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February 26th, 2017

The Menace at the Gate

1980s Punjab, and a restless teenager’s urge for independence plays out against the backdrop of Sikh unrest. Accepted for publication […]

February 26th, 2017

‘The Wrong Question’ is finally answered in India.

My short story, ‘The Wrong Question’, has been accepted for online publication by ‘The Bombay Review’. The story concerns the […]

June 1st, 2016

‘Oculus’ shorlisted by 87 Bedford

November 10th, 2015

‘The Work of Lesser-Known Artists’ Makes its Debut

‘Flamingo Land and Other Stories’ launched last week at Waterstones, Piccadilly, London. The book includes ‘The Work of Lesser-Known Artists.’ […]

October 22nd, 2015

Olga Sinclair Short Story Award 2015

Attended the prize-giving ceremony of the Olga Sinclair Short Story competition in Norwich on Tuesday 20th October. The competition is […]

July 1st, 2015

One for the Off – Visual Verse

My latest – or should I say, my only – very short short story goes live today on the website […]

June 22nd, 2015

Fish International Short Story Award 2014/15

I’ve only just discovered – because I wasn’t notified – that I had three short stories longlisted in the Fish […]

June 21st, 2015

The London Short Story Festival 2015, Sunday – the last hurrah!

What a tremendous week-end! There must be something in this summer solstice business. First of all, it’s the first International […]

June 19th, 2015

The London Short Story Festival 2015 – Saturday

As a Northerner, I am not greatly given to superlatives, unless they feature sweary words, but this evening’s session on […]

June 19th, 2015

The London Short Story Festival 2015 – Friday

The second session yesterday evening featured¬†writer Ben Okri talking about his considerable oeuvre. Interestingly, the room virtually emptied of its […]