Teenage poetry kept in a drawer. Titled Gas-works, via electronic typewriter.


Part of the Dead Liner Notes project.


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.



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.


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.


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.