Animal Uprising!

My short story, Upsweep, is included in the new Nightmare Press anthology Animal Uprising!

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“A lion, a hybrid, a bear – oh no! A goat, a gull, and a big black dog! Can’t forget the roaches, the deer flies, and the tarantula hawk, or the abominable insect that rises from the earth! We got creepy crawlers and killer critters for everyone. Oh, you want mythical creatures? How about a malevolent spirit posed as a fox, a rambunctious jackalope, or a herd of unicorn-gazelles on a distant planet? Let’s not forget the supernatural silver stag with the power to raise the dead. Oh, did I mention the giant mantis shrimp? Yeah – we got a giant mantis shrimp. Humankind really has their work cut out for them in this collection of terrifying tales of beastly butchery. Need to know more? Check out Animal Uprising! for all of the mayhem.”

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Available on Amazon UK and US

My story features a mantis shrimp. Find out more about this creature here and here

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The Anti-Austerity Anthology

THE ANTI-AUSTERITY ANTHOLOGY is out! Features writing by me, and a collective of writers I greatly admire. More importantly, proceeds from this book will go to food bank charities.

After many brutal years of austerity measures, this anthology serves as a reminder that this regime is continuing to claim the lives of the most vulnerable among us while creating untold hardship for millions more. We must keep making a noise about it any which way we can and try to mitigate the damage being caused to our communities – Rupert Dreyfus

The divide between the rich and the poor is widening all the time. The contributors of this book are standing up and making a noise about the draconian nature of modern austerity, so by buying a copy, telling your friends and spreading the word, you’ll be a part of The Anti-Austerity Collective yourselves. Never give up hope, y’all! – Harry Whitewolf

Available on Amazon UK in Paperback and Kindle

And here for the Amazon US Paperback and Kindle

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THE ANTI-AUSTERITY COLLECTIVE are:

Rupert Dreyfus (Editor), Harry Whitewolf (Editor), Mike Robbins (Editor), M. J. Black, Guy Brewer, Andy Carrington, Ford Dagenham, Matthew Duggan, Rebecca Gransden, Jay Spencer Green, Chris Harrison, Ruth F. Hunt, Bradford Middleton, Mary Papastavrou, Riya Anne Polcastro, Leo X. Robertson, Connor Young

With Steve Topple (Foreword). Steve also gives an insightful account of what the collection is about in an article for The Canary, which can be found here.

Spag: the Anti-Narrative Worm

Spag was created by me at some point in my early teenage years. His mission was a heavy one. Nothing. He’s not exactly a worm, I’m not sure he’s anything. Just a spag. I could describe him as anti-narrative, anti-conflict, pro-monotony, pro-boredom, but these would imply active intent. This is Spag’s one and only adventure, as it said all he had to say.

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Part of the Dead Liner Notes project addressing constructed memory among other things.

Rusticles Giveaways

Some opportunities to acquire a free copy of my short story collection, Rusticles.

For those on Booklikes a giveaway to win one of ten ebook copies is now live here.

Worldwide entry for one of ten ebook copies on LibraryThing here. Scroll down the list to find Rusticles.

For UK readers there’s the chance to win a paperback copy on Goodreads here.

Thanks and good luck to anyone who enters.

Rusticles Playlist

My short story collection, Rusticles, is out. Music played a vital part in its formation. Here’s a playlist that features some tracks which helped me through the editing process, some tracks I just like and fit. Eleven stories, eleven tracks.

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Rusticles is a short story collection by me. Here’s what it is about:

In Hilligoss, a tired man searches for a son, a flamingo enthrals the night, and fireworks light up the lost. In these stories and more, Rusticles offers a meandering tour through backroads bathed in half light, where shadows play along the verges and whispers of the past assault daydreams of the present. Walk the worn pathways of Hilligoss.

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Thank you to monkeelino for this wondrous cover. You can hear him on the latest episode of the Losing the Plot podcast here.

For Rusticles, Amazon UK and US. Paperback here.