April Update: The Masters Review, Burningword, Storgy And A Podcast


When You Lived Inside The Walls

Since my last update, some of my short fiction has appeared in a few different publications. The Masters Review was kind enough to publish “When You Lived Inside The Walls” – a story about rats and traps and family life that in no way represents my true feelings towards rodents. Burningword also featured my flash fiction piece “At The Bottom Of The Ocean”, about a man who’s really, really tired of the view from his window.

I was happy to have a very old (the first draft was completed before Facebook existed) story “Three Second Memory” shortlisted for the 2015 Storgy Short Story Competition. Although it didn’t go on to win, I’m pleased that someone liked it enough to shortlist it, and I hope that I’ll be able to find a home for it soon. You can read the competition winner online at Storgy‘s website, where there’s also a host of other fictive delights.

I’ve also had one poem, “Moon Babies” appear in Poetry Quarterly – an excellent collection of poems available in physical and digital formats – and my TubeFlash story “The Seventh Challenge” recorded for a podcast, available to download via iTunes here.

Finally, I also finished work on another issue of Neon – which is now available to buy or read online. This issue features the work of Luke Silver, Clifford Parody, Jane Flett, Mack W Mani, Tara White, Eliza Victoria, Gregory Cartwright, Caroline Hardaker, and Natalia Theodoridou, as well as a cover image by urban explorer and photographer James Kerwin. Print copies are still available if you feel like reading something off-kilter and a little bit gravity-defying.