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I preferred a monster so ludicrous, so futile, its monstrosity could barely be understood.

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The One

      YOU tugged at my arm. I turned and looked into your brown eyes, so often my first clue: would they be tender, or furious, or sobbing, or lascivious? And they were mischievous—they hovered upon me for not a

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First prize

Hi! I just shared a bottle of prosecco with my partner to celebrate winning my first literary prize. Thank you to the Anstruther Writing Awards for picking El Perro for the short story competition. The competition was judged by Jennie Erdal,

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Long, Tall Sally

Everywhere Sally left, there remained a symphony of titters and sneers. Behind the palms of her peers, giggles appeared. In her wake, jokes were made. She was a long girl, sinuous and spindly. From the age of ten her forehead

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The Naturist

Melbourne Packet climbed into his hired Cadillac, closed the door, and stared blankly through the windscreen. His suit was soaked with sweat. The meeting didn’t go well at all. He had lost control; he never had control to lose. There

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El Perro

I have been working on my second novel for over a year now. I realize  that I have fed my blog seldomly in that time, so I have adapted one of the chapters as a short story. It tells the tale

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Your favourite psycho (contains spoilers)

Sorry.. For the delay in blogging, I am unfortunately nearing upon some really quite ghastly tax exams, and I have been finishing up some things in the office, and also reading quite enthusiastically, as well as training for an epic

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Posted in Literary criticism, Politics and philosophy