Saturday, November 29, 2008

The Early Bird

This is a short story of mine that's been illustrated by James Whitehead. We entered it into a competition but unfortunately it didn't win. However, perhaps the kids out there will enjoy it :)

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Sunday, November 23, 2008

Neal Asher Winner

I've entered a number of free prize draws on Pat's Fantasy Hotlist Blog but never came close to winning, until now!

Pat was putting up a number of Neal Asher's 'The Gabble' (a collection of short stories) for four lucky people to win and I was one of them. It was a pleasant surprise receiving a jiffy bag from Panmacmillan yesterday especially as I am a fan of Neal's and have enjoyed every one of his books that I've read. If you are into great space opera with huge battle scenes, intricate plotting, mad battle-droids with all too human-like foibles then grab yourself one of his books.

Many thanks to Pat, Panmacmillan and of course Neal. Now time to get reading!

Sunday, November 09, 2008



See the poppy in the gutter?
Stain red the water coursing there?
Floats to drain with start and stutter

Past feet and eyes, all unaware
So passed-on, those myriad souls
Who gave their lives, who stood four-square

On sea, in air, in mud-filled holes
Their blood was spilled, our freedom won
For them we stand as church bell tolls

As a single beam from the sun
Illuminates a granite shrine
And tears flow for a lost loved-one

War's curse grows on a bitter vine
Remembrance is owed, yours and mine.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Estronomicon Halloween Edition

Steve Upham's Halloween Edition of Estronomicon is out and available for free download here ESTRONOMICON and contains a horror short of mine entitled One Last House. Hope you enjoy it :)