Free Reads

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NOVEL EXCERPTS

Chastity Flame (Book One)

Lush Situation: A Chastity Flame Adventure (Book Two)

A Cut-Throat Business: A Chastity Flame Adventure (Book Three)

The Mangrove Legacy

Owl Stretching

Pelzmantel

CRIME

“The Oven.” Short story. Spelk Magazine, 27 Jul 2016.

“The Cabal.” Short story. Pulp Metal Magazine, 21 Jun 2016.

“30 Versions of Warm Leatherette.” Short story. Pulp Metal Magazine: Dec 2014.

“Smallbany.” Short story. Free promotional story for Drag Noir from Fox Spirit Books. Oct 2014.

“Don’t Call Me Darling.” Short story. Near 2 the Knuckle. Sep 2014.

“ASBO Bambi.” Flash fiction. Pulp Metal Magazine. 4 August 2012.

“Bill is Dead.” Flash fiction. Pulp Metal Magazine, Spring 2012.

“Biscuits.” Flash fiction. Short Humour, May 2012. Also available at Postcard Shorts, May 2012.

“Grotesque.” Thrillers, Killers ‘n’ Chillers. 21 Jan 2013.

“Guide Me Soft.” Flash fiction. Shotgun Honey: 2 Oct 2012.

“Just Waiting.” Short story. Near to the Knuckle, 5 June 2012.

“Losing My Religion.” Flash fiction. Spinetingler Magazine. 29 June 2012.

“Mandrake Anthrax.” Short story. A Twist of Noir, 14 Dec 2011.

WEIRD / SPECULATIVE / HORROR

“Boo.” Flash fiction. Flash Flood Magazine. 12 Oct 2012.

“Fear and Loathing in Deptford.” Short story. Reprinted at the World SF Blog (Feb 2012).

“Fluorescence.” Short story. The Harrow (Jul 1008).

“Kerttu.” Etemenanki July 2013 [reprint from Unikirja].

“Mandrake Anthrax.” Short story. A Twist of Noir, 14 Dec 2011.

“Palakainen” from Unikirja

“Revelation”. The Official Clive Barker Page, http://www.clivebarker.com. Winner, MGM/United Artists/Clive Barker’s Lord of Illusions Short Story Contest, November 1995.

“Rook” from Unquiet Dreams [video]

“Touched by an Angel.” Short story. Kalkion (Jun 2010).

“When Little Joe the Krampus Met.” Digital chapbook (reprint) 4 Dec 2013.

“Yuletide Feast.” Short story. Short-Story.Me: 21 Jan 2012.

HUMOUR

How to Be Dull by Basil Morley, Esq. 2016

“The Beaver Dating Service.” Humour. The Laughter Shack. 29 June 2012.

“Biscuits.” Flash fiction. Short Humour, May 2012. Also available at Postcard Shorts, May 2012.

“Corrections to the Rules of Fimble Fowl (for 3 players or 4).” Humor. Wild Violet 6.2 (2007).

“Dear Friend.” Humor. Helium (2007).

“Dracula X.” Humour. Defenestration Magazine (13 Jul 2011).

“The Flying Seal.” Poem. The Short Humour Site. 19 August 2012. Reprinted in People of Few Words 4 (Nov 2012).

“Kingsley Amis in the Afterlife.” Poem. Short Humour Site. 19 June 2012.

The Last Ant.” Humour. Wild Violet 9.2 (2010).

“On seeking a place for a picnic.” Poem. Short Humour, 22 May 2012.

“Open Letter to a Social Media Pill.” Humour. The Short Humour Site. 31 August 2012.

“Panopticon? Yes, please!” Humor. Polite Company (Nov 2010).

“A Plea on Behalf of the Small Hat League.” Humour. The State of Imagination 1 (Jan 2011).

“Proposal for a New Quiz Show: How to Catch a Millionaire.” Humour. The Short Humor Site. 15 Mar 2013.

“Resolution for Better Sex in 2011.” Humour. Polite Company (6 Jan 2011).

“Sex and How to Get It.” Humour. Polite Company (Nov 2010).

“Soap Opera Digest.” Humour. Dragnet Magazine 2 (Jul 2011): 40-42.

“The Stages of Fame.” Humour. Short Humour Site. 26 Dec 2012.

“State of the Union Deletions.” Humour. Polite Company (27 Jan 2011).

“There was a Professor of English.” Poem. Asinine Poetry (Apr 2011).

“Twitter Wedding.” Poem. Asinine Poetry (Summer 2012).

“When Little Joe the Krampus Met.” Digital chapbook (reprint) 4 Dec 2013.

“Wixey.” Flash fiction. Wild Violet 8.1 (2009).

“Won the lottery! Didn’t see bus.” Micro fiction. Stylo Writing Academy Six Word Story Competition. 3 July 2012. Runner up.

NON-FICTION

“Growing a Thick Skin.” Women Writers, Women’s Books. 27 Nov 2013.

“No-Tears Outlining.” Savvy Authors. 21 Nov 2013.

“Awesome Women of the Middle Ages.” Jump Magazine for Girls. 27 Jun 2013.

“Writing is my haka.” Music of the Night. Ed. Frank Duffy. Horrifically Horrifying Horror Blog. 3 May 2013. Now featured at Medium.

“Desert Island Comics, Episode 54: K. A. Laity.” Forbidden Planet International. 13 Apr 2013.

“There’s Got to be a Word for It.” Ms. Magazine. 25 Mar 2013.

“All of the True Things I am about to Tell You are Shamesless Lies.” Perpetual Motion Machine Publishing 8 Mar 2013. Reprinted at the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library.

“Noir Goddess: Ida Lupino.” Pulp Metal Magazine Jan 2013.

“Don’t Hate Me Because I’m Beautiful.” Art instruction. Wild Violet. 11 Nov 2012.

“Moore v Albarn: ‘Between the Angels and the Apes.’” Thought Bubble Comics Forum. 26 September 2012.

“Casting the Writer’s Spell.” Women Writers, Women’s Books 8 July 2012.

“Before the Watchmen Palaver.” Drink Tank 309 (March 2012): 22-23.

[For more free reads, see the full bibliography]