A selection of stories written over the years. They’re different, funny, vicious, heartbreaking. They’re here to be enjoyed.
Meeting Tara A man hears from a young woman claiming to be his daughter
Do You Think They’ll Come Back? What happens after aliens visit Earth, then go away?
Second Star to the Right – A man and a woman, seventeen years, three meetings, two stars
In Character A successful actor is confronted by the downside of fame
AlphaMalePlus A laptop computer watches as a Twitter troll is confronted by an awful truth
The Temptation A different perspective on what happened to Christ in the desert
The Rubber Face A stranger in a market, lemon juice, an act of violence
Whispers from the Hole An artist creates a dark force he cannot control. Written with a nod to MR James
New Year’s Eve, 1999 Hours before the new century, an old man recalls an act of desperation
Big Macs in Bangkok It was the most disgusting thing I had seen
Izzy Wizzy A tortured man … black magic … and Sooty
Lucas A ventriloquist dummy tells a tale of hitting hard times
Ellroy’s Work A cat leads a frustrated writer into a dark journey in conceptual art
Lewisham Half-Breed A middle aged man tracks down the father he never knew
Here is the News A TV news crew is confronted with a lethal dilemma in a war zone