The King of Infinite Space
A short story 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 image opposite.
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 image opposite.
"[A] good story, well told" (Tom Lichtenberg - click here for full review). "Faultless and compelling" (Michael Graeme - click here for full review). For more background to this story, see this blog posting.
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: Who's the Sheikh?
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).The Hardest Word
- Bringing bankers to book
Short story collection
Want to download all the above in one go? Click here to go to a download page for "The Hardest Word and other stories" (available free of charge).
Contains an extra short story, "Gadara". It's about a man by a lake. Why is he covered in scars?
30,000 words approx. Available in epub, .mobi (Kindle) and PDF formats.