I find it difficult to define my stories, but everything seems to fall into the broad category of “weird stuff”! I like exploring the unusual within the mundane: interesting psychology, strange events, the possibility of supernatural forces. Most of my short stories develop from a situation, a single moment which then determines character and plot.
Things I Have Wasted Money On won the Devon Prize in the 2016 Exeter Writers Short Story Competition (and led to me becoming a member!) and was a finalist in the Aesthetica 2017 Creative Writing Award and therefore published in the Aesthetica Creative Writing Annual 2017.
Misreading The Signs won 3rd place in the Erewash Writers’ Group Open Short Story Competition 2016.
Fighting On Home Turf was published in Confingo 2 in October 2014.
Someone’s Having A Laugh was published on shortstorysunday.com in April 2015.
I have also published 3 Lurm Valley Tales, loosely-linked short stories set in a fictionalised version of my native East Devon: Strong As A Winch Cable, Identity Theft and Over The Edge.