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Mayhem & Death

On the Edges of Vision

Flesh of the Peach

The Goldblum Variations [US]/[UK]


Latest pieces:

Gutter No. 24 – Infinite Son, Flutter and Click, Click Click [Print]

Extra Teeth 2 – The Sixteenth Directive [Print]

BBC Radio 4 – Greenlaw

Passages North 42.1 – Shuffle: A Kuleshov Hanafuda [Print]

Tiny Nightmares: Very Short Tales of Horror – Gabriel Metsu, Man Writing Letter, c. 1664-66 [Print]

The Wild Hunt – Tenebrae

The Best of British Fantasy 2019 – A Manual for Avoiding Further Harm from [REDACTED] [Print]

Prism International – The Ethics of Sex Dreams [Print]

The Rupture – Slake

Anti-Heroin Chic – Helpless, Helpless, Helpless

Empty Mirror – Three Poems

Paper Darts – A Manual for Avoiding Further Harm from [REDACTED]

Hobart – The Difficulty of Writing a Horror Story Set In Maine (selected as one of the Best of British and Irish Flash Fictions 2019-2020)

Spelk – The Village in the Stars

Luna Luna Magazine – The Four Minute Warning Sounds

Atticus Review – Mineral Vegetable Animal

Shirley Magazine No. 14 – Bound to Be

Vestal Review – Some Day My Prince Will Come and Chew Me in His Giant Maw

Jellyfish Review – Il Uomo Morto

Paper Darts Vol.8 – A Manual for Avoiding Further Harm from [REDACTED] [print]

The Best of British Fantasy 2018 – The Farm at the World’s End [print]

Hobart – After All Disintegrating as an Active Mode

Split Lip Magazine – An Apocalypse in Seven Stages

Wigleaf – White Rain and postcard

Spelk – You’ll Meet Me There (selected as one of the Best of British and Irish Flash Fictions 2018-19)

Vol. 1 Brooklyn – The Leonard Cohen Waltzing Society for Half-drunk Fuckwits

Occulum – The Farm at the World’s End

Minor Literatures – A Quiet, Important Thing

Fictive Dream – It Seemed Impossible It Could Ever Begin

Ellipsis – All Bodies Celestial or Otherwise Turn Through Space [print]

Queen Mob’s Teahouse – This is Probably About What You Think it’s About


Pieces from Mayhem Death, my second collection (March 2018) –

404 Ink Issue 5 – Take Care, I Love You [print]

Books from Scotland – ‘The Inciting Incident’

Joyland – ‘Souterrain’

The Wild Hunt – ‘Stick to Me, Peel From Me’

Denver Quarterly 5.4 – ‘I was at last a romantic comedy about corruption and decay’ [print]

Gutter No. 15 – ‘The Beautiful Birds of the Aftermath’ [print]

Gorse No. 5 – ‘Triptych’ [print]

Southword – ‘Automaton Town’

The Wild Hunt – ‘Lore’

Blunderbuss – ‘Flash Fictions for the Weary Traveller’

Monkeybicycle – ‘A Coven of Two’

Wigleaf – ‘The Companion’

Winter Tangerine – ‘The Language of Heaven’

Visual Verse (lead piece) – ‘This Land’

The Bohemyth – ‘What Can Be Endured May Yet Be Unbearable’

Barrelhouse – ‘Overwinternight’

Queen Mob’s Teahouse – ‘Six Places Where You Have Spoken‘ – poem

An excerpt from the currently unnamed literary fantasy/surreal novel I’m working on now:

3:AM Magazine – ‘A Formidable Etiquette’


Excerpts from my debut novel Flesh of the Peach (published 2017):


Necessary Fiction – ‘Goose’

Sundog Lit – ‘What she would spend her money on’

3:AM Magazine – ‘Tennessee Stop’


Some shorter pieces from my debut collection On The Edges of Vision (published 2015, winner of the Saltire First Book Award, republished March 2018 by 404 Ink), can be found in these places:

I read ‘Encounter with a Small Witch‘ for Story Shop 2015  [AUDIO]

Litro: ‘tw:gore’

Vol. 1 Brooklyn – ‘PINK GLITTER’

Wyvern Lit – ‘The Mistress of the House on the Machair‘ [Nominated for a Pushcart]

Cobalt – ‘To String’ [Nominated for a Pushcart]

Synaesthesia Magazine – ‘Chrysanthemums’

Corium Magazine – ‘Limber’

decomP – ‘No One’s Gonna Take My Soul Away’

FlashFlood – ‘The Drowned Sailors’

Literary Orphans – ‘Coral-Red’

The HU – ‘Ipseity’

Necessary Fiction – ‘Present’

theNewerYork – ‘Flat’

Smokelong – ‘Boy Cyclops’

The Toast – ‘Pretty Dead Girl Takes a Break’

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