My Mother & The Medium wins Short Story Competition

My short story, My Mother & The Medium, has won the Christmas ghost story competition in The News (local Portsmouth Newspaper). “It was the story which stopped editor Mark Waldron in his tracks and sent a tingle down his spine..” they said. The short story originally appeared as part of David E. Gates’ second anthology…

Second story selected for Podoween Series!

Second story selected for Drunk In A Graveyard‘s Podoween Series! Drunk In A Graveyard decided to deliver a little pumpkin shaped audio gift to their listeners every day in the form of a narrated story. Day 24’s story, “The Blood“, was submitted by David E. Gates who, apparently, you should follow on twitter for all your horror…

End Request – New Short Story available.

In anticipation of the release of my anthology of short-stories, poems, reviews and other writings, Outrunning the Rain, my short-story, End Request, is now available at all good online bookstores, including Smashwords and Amazon. Wracked with depression, a woman decides to enlist help with ending it all from an unlikely source.

Fixing the Faker – New Short Story released.

Footballers Faking Injury… It’s Torture… A World Cup Short Story. Fed up with the pathetic fakery of people rolling around on the ground as if they’ve been shot, when fouled during a football match, one fan takes matters into his own hands to show one footballer what real pain is. Available to download as an…