The King of Infinite Space

A short story (2000 words) about a chance meeting with an old schoolfriend on a train. It's also about being alone with your thoughts. Or just about being alone.

"A lovely story that bends it like Beckham (a not too inapt analogy)"  Tom Lichtenberg - click here. Available free of charge as an ebook from Feedbooks or Smashwords or as a PDF by clicking on the cover image.

The Pick Up

Should you ever lay a hand on someone else's child? A short story (11,000 words) about bringing up children, media hysteria and building sand castles. Available free of charge as an ebook from Smashwords or Feedbooks or as a PDF by clicking on the cover image.

"[A] good story, well told" (Tom Lichtenberg - click here for full review). "Faultless and compelling" (Michael Graeme - click here for full review). For more about this story, see this blog posting.

In the future this will not be necessary

A thought-provoking novel about a technology-obsessed cult and the disillusioned narrator’s obsession with the cult leader’s wife. MORE.

“Fluent [and] witty”, “Fantastic” (comments by members of peer review site youwriteon). "[F]resh and interesting… a high quality work independently published by a literary writer" (Lisa Thatcher).



Agricultural Production in the Sudan

A very short story about sunflowers, a Sheikh and the desire to change the world. Does not contain any useful statistics about Sudanese agriculture (sorry). Download free of charge as an ebook from either Smashwords or Feedbooks, or as a PDF here.

"[A]n entirely adept and subtle short story; this one will stay with - and likely haunt - me for some time to come." (Bernard Fancher - click here for full review). "A gem" (Michael Graeme). For more about this story, see this blog posting.

The Hardest Word

A short story about the banking crisis (about 9000 words).  "A fast-moving, tense and compelling drama" (Tom Lichtenberg - click here for full review).

Download it free of charge as an ebook from Smashwords, Feedbooks or as a PDF here.

Short story collection

Want to download all my short stories in one go? Click here to go to a download page for "The Hardest Word and other stories" (available free of charge).

30,000 words approx.  Available in epub, .mobi (Kindle) and PDF formats.  Includes an extra short story, "Gadara," not published separately.  It's about a man by a lake. Why is he covered in scars?