Short stories

Here you can find several of my short stories, which tend to be in the science fiction and fantasy genres.

Click on any of the titles to view the PDFs.

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My first attempt to explore some infocracy ideas.

The Reaper meter

Written for the Writer’s & Artists short story competition.

It’s a Dirty job

Written for the Waterstones Books Quarterly ‘Perfectly Formed’ competition.

Sal & Ema

A cyberpunk story of arranged marriage. This is a remix of ‘Salam and Baseema’ by Mark Charan Newton, using a Creation Commons license. Mark Charan Newton / CC BY 3.0

The Detective series

These were exercises in trying out a different narrative voice, for which I played around with a hard boiled, noirish character. I hope to re-work these at some point and make them more cohesive.

The Detective and the Robot – the main story based in this world.

The Detective – the original test story.

The Detective and the Machine – a fun, if rather unlikely side story which doesn’t really exist in the same universe.

Brief experiments

The Villa – a triumphant victor surveys the spoils of war.

The Void – this was loosely based on a nightmare I had about 15 years ago.

Untitled #1 – segment from a non-existent longer story. I don’t currently have any plans to expand this.