Creative Writing

 

This is my creative writing site

Below you will find some short stories, most of which I would describe as basically naturalistic with some fantastical elements. All my writing has a solid helping of dark humour. Some of the material is "fictions" - satirical government pronouncements and instruction manuals for crazed warmongers.



Latest Short Stories Book:

 

The Thatcher Years Reenactment Society and Other Fictions

Published now in book form click on PayPal button to buy a paperback for £5 + £1.50 UK P & P

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A book/kindle ebook collecting 12 of my best short stories and fictions. The cover is by a talented artist called Joseph Goode.

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If you like Douglas Adams or Terry Pratchett, these short stories will be your cup of bile

Spend the day with part-time Viking Asgrim, and laugh at his vengeance... (download this story below)

Hear the pronouncements of the Easter Island government as it authorises citizens to chop down trees and indulge in cannibalism, "It is particularly important for health reasons that persons should be fully cooked-through, not consumed rare. Grandmothers can also stick annoyingly between your teeth unless well-marinaded first."

If you like grotesque black humour, surreal invention, and lively characters then this book of short stories will keep you laughing through gritted teeth. "Bring Me the Head of Enver Hoxha" tells the story of a care-in-the-community hostel run like an East European dictatorship by its crazy proprietor...

Many unusual but vivid characters populate the stories: fat Arnold, who enters an eating contest, but finds his main rival is a diminutive student Krysia - nicknamed Jaws - who needs the money - will romance bloom in these unlikely circumstances? How will callous Professor Augustine Mach justify psychopathy? Will gorgeous but vulnerable popstar Echo fall for a vain male model and what will happen if he rejects her?

Who are the Thatcher Years Reenactment Society?
Read this book to find out.

Finally, if you are planning imperialism and global domination, you need "Your Deluxe Bumper Mark 99 Empire: Instructions and Warranty" to ensure you get the maximum return from your conquests.

 

There's a free taster on the Look Inside feature on Amazon.co.uk or Amazon.com


The Thatcher Years Reenactment Society and Other Fictions Paperback

£5.00 + £1.50 UK P & P.

 

Short Stories:

Asgrim's Moment of Doubt

A Viking has a bit of a bad day. Only two pages, a taster of my work.
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My War

Set during the Russian invasion of Afghanistan (197892). Another quite short one.
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Humourous Fictions:

(these fictions are where I parody official pronouncements - there are several in The Thatcher Years Reenactment Society and Other Fictions )

The UK's Independent Deterrent a glimpse inside the secret world of HMS Porksword

I was investigating the UK's 'independent' nuclear deterrent. What I found was so ridiculous that it was beyond normal criticism, so I could only write something satirical instead.
Read online. Download pdf.

 

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