Six-year old Clara demands to know what clouds are. Written for the #FridayFlash communities on Google+ and Facebook, and in a shorter-form for the Cafe Doom Flash Challenge.

Connections on MacGuffin

I uploaded Connections - one of my pieces of flash from last Summer - to the MacGuffin site, which describes itself as: a jukebox for fiction and poetry. All content is in both text and audio form, so you can read or stream audio on the go. You can listen to me read the story here.

13 words

"Ineffectual scrabbling fingers bleed for escape from the darkness of my premature coffin." 13 words for the Grammar Ghoul Press unlucky 13 challenge.


In this story Inspector Thompson, braves incessant rain to search for one more connection between ten criminals, and perhaps prove their innocence. Originally written for the Café Doom Flash Challenge, this version has been tidied up and became my debut Friday Flash.

The Boyfriend

'The Boyfriend' concerns Laura, her boyfriend, and her obsession with chocolate. It was written for the weekly Doom Flash Challenge at Cafe Doom in week 311 from the prompt word 'Chocolate'.

Company for Lost Souls

'Company for Lost Souls' was written for the Doom Flash Challenge after a break of 679 days and did rather better than my only other previous attempt. The prompt word for the week 301 was 'Beach'.