My collection of short stories is now available on Amazon.
There are 13 tantalising short tales and a chilling excerpt from my second novel, Peripheral Vision, which I’m hoping to publish later this year.
Ten Orbits of the Sun is a collection of contemporary short stories touching on diverse subjects, from dystopian fantasy to serial dog killers. Sometimes darkly humorous, occasionally macabre, but always evocative and visceral. Ten Orbits of the Sun is brimming with concepts that are tender, heart-wrenching and challenging.
1. Classic Mercedes Requires Garage.
Wedding day jitters told from both protagonists’ point of view.
2. The Music of Butterflies.
Is Oskar in dystopian heaven, or pharmaceutical hell?
3. Mudslide Bride.
It’s never too late to get down on one knee. Unless you have arthritis.
4. Shall I be Mother?
Will Walter finally realise his ambition of murdering his identical twin?
5. Big Fish, Little Fish.
Children caught in the middle of a dysfunctional family.
6. The Doorstep Girl.
Innocence and racism from the point of view of a terminally ill child.
7. Lucky Penny.
Will Jim scrounge enough money for a packet of fags? This could be his lucky day.
8. Woman’s Best Friend.
A serial dog killer is on the loose. And there’s only one kid in town who can stop him.
9. The Funny Farm.
Are the voices in Larry’s head, or yours?
10. Kanye West, in Botswana.
One-upmanship taken to the extreme.
11. Chasing the Dragon.
You can always have too much of a good thing.
12. Little Snow.
Koyuki has got inside James’ head – quite literally.
13. Ten Orbits of the Sun.
How far one father would go for his daughter.
14. Peripheral Vision (excerpt).
After being blinded in one eye by his abusive father, Peripheral Vision tells the story of 11-year-old Danny Kane growing up in 1970s northern England. His violent upbringing results in his descent into a life of drugs and crime. As he reaches adulthood he realises that the only way out of his spiralling slide into perdition is to find the one thing that he treasured most – his childhood friend, Sally, who was taken into care after the death of her mother. Can the search for his long-lost love lead to Danny’s redemption?
So, if you fancy a copy, click on either of the links below or on the cover image.