Shortlisted for the Fresher Writing Prize!

My short story, The Need, has been shortlisted for the Fresher Writing Prize 2020 competition!

It’s as yet unpublished, but you can read some of my other short stories in my anthologies, First Words and Unzipped: Inside the Mind of a Madman which are available at all good online bookstores, including Smashwords. And Amazon.

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Vote for my book cover (Please!)

My book, Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman, has been entered in the 2019 Authors DB Cover Contest.

I’d really appreciate it if you could take two seconds to vote for the cover. You can vote by clicking here and selecting Submit your Vote/Review. Many thanks.

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In celebration of World Poetry Day…

Outrunning the Rain

Outrunning the rain.
Outgunning the pain.
Fighting back the tears.
Even though it’s been years.

Like drops from the sky,
They multiply.
Each glistening and clear.
Each a perfect tear.

Outrunning the rain.
On board the train.
Swept away on the tracks.
As emotion racks.

Biting my lip.
So my cover won’t slip.
Keeping up face.
No matter the place.

Outrunning the rain.
Feeling the strain.
Pain doesn’t subside.
I just want to hide.

Away from the looks.
And into my books.
Distraction is key.
For my sanity.

Outrunning the rain,
Another smile I feign,
They say it won’t last.
The pain will soon pass.

Isn’t like that for me.
It has longevity.
Though I’m better each day.
With strength I’ll outstay.

Outrunning the rain.
Dousing the flame.
Memories keep me sane.
Outrunning the rain.

 

Outrunning the Rain is featured in the anthology, Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman, which is available from all good bookstores in various formats. 

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Unzipped: The Mind of a Madman – Available now.

Unzipped - Large FormatDare you look inside?

A full-colour illustrated collection of short-stories, poems, reviews and other writings from the author of Access Denied, The Roots of Evil, The Wretched and First Words.

Full Colour & Black and White paperback versions available now – See links below to purchase. (Please allow 28 days for delivery.)

Available from all good online bookstores.

Available at Amazon in Kindle (Full Colour – £9.99) and Paperback (£27.99) formats.

Available from Smashwords in multiple e-reader formats.

FULL COLOUR ILLUSTRATED PAPERBACK – £17.99 (Within UK)

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B&W ILLUSTRATED PAPERBACK – £11.99 (Within UK)

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RELEASE DATE – 01/01/19

If you wish to purchase from outside of the UK, please contact me directly here.

 

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