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“Mad Englishmen and dogs…”

My dastardly dark short story, Woman’s Best Friend, is available Free on Amazon for 5 days only. Click on the cover to get your copy.

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This was too funny! Like the domino effect gone city wide.” Birdie Tracy, on Amazon.com

Probably the best short story I’ve ever read.” Tiddles, the cat.

I thought it was rubbish. Gratuitous and unrealistic.” Rex, next door’s dog.

It was shortlisted for the Independent on Sunday Short Story Competition in 1997 and features in IOS new stories, published by Bloomsbury in 1998.

No dogs were harmed during the writing of this story.

(Oh, and please leave a review if you like it!)


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A serial dog-killer and kinky sex? What’s not to like?

As a little taster to my writing style, I thought I would offer this short story free for 5 days, starting today, 14th November ’til Sunday 18th November.

Woman’s Best Friend is a black-comedy, about a boy who tries to take revenge on a serial dog-killer who’s running amok in his town. Unfortunately, each time he tries to execute one of his elaborate plans to bump off the canine killer, he accidentally kills one of the townsfolk.

The story was shortlisted for The Independent on Sunday Short Story Competition in 1997 and was subsequently published by Bloomsbury in IOS New Stories.

Don’t worry, there isn’t really any kinky sex in it. (Just a reference to it.)

Did I mention it was Free?

If you like it, you might then want to pop over to Amazon and buy my debut novel, Love is Blood.


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