Glimmer Train

I am pleased to tell you that my story “The Babby” has been accorded honourable mention in the Glimmer Train September “Family Matters” short story competition. I am particularly chuffed as it was one of over a thousand entries, and found itself under the eyes of the marvellous Susan and Linda, the sisters behind Glimmer Train.

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English Wednesdays

He’s buried there in Whitefriar Street
and they are buried too,
the disappeared,
all the matronly types I fell for…

My poem “Valentine” is published today in Staxtes magazine English Wednesdays.

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“It’s very easy to say I’d never do this, I’d never do that. I’d never, it’s easy, you say. But you don’t know, you don’t really know what you’d do unless you land in a situation. …”

Criminals by SJ Moran (Spelk Fiction, March 2015)


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Wake-Up Call

I have a poem in The Stare’s Nest today. At the time I wrote it I used to go to Leeds quite frequently for work and usually, though not always, stayed in the Hilton hotel beside the station. Sometimes I stayed at the Holiday Inn. Oh those expense account days!

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She’s back

Time Out, Carmencita - cover

Everybody is dying to meet her. Literally. She scythes her way through the oddballs who answer her lonely hearts advert, who frequent singles bars or are merely fated to encounter her by chance. Still, it’s no good to dwell on past misfortune, especially when it’s not hers. (Time Out, Carmencita – new edition for Kindle, 2014. £0.77p)

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