Short Stories

Anthology of my short stories

A collection of my short stories inspired by and set in France, entitled French Collection: Twelve Short Stories was published on 9th November 2017. It’s available on Amazon Kindle. A paperback version is also available – the perfect Christmas gift.

French Collection Cover LARGE EBOOK



‘The Sovereign’ shortlisted Finchley Literary Festival/Greenacre Writers short story competition (2016)

‘Making Good’ shortlisted Write Invite Cute Comp (2016)

‘Grains of Time’ runner-up Cambridge Fiction Award (2015)

‘Into the Abyss’ highly commended runner-up Global Short Story competition (2014)

First 3,000 words of The House at Zaronza runner-up in the Flash 500 Novel Opening Competition (2013)

‘Memory’ 1st prize in Writing Magazine 750-word short story competition (2011). Published in Writing Magazine

‘Outcast’ runner-up Cazart flash fiction (2011)

‘Muck’s Last Turn’ runner-up Cazart flash fiction (2011)

Short- and long-listings include:

  • Flash 500
  • Women on Writing
  • Unbound Press
  • 100 Stories for Queensland
  • Multi-Story Flash Fiction


‘The List’ in Pearl Harbor and More: Stories of WWII – December 1941 (2016)

‘New Year’s Resolution’ in Flash Flood Journal 1st Three Years (forthcoming)

‘Ashes to Ashes’ in Kaleidoscope (2015), Writers Abroad 5th anthology

‘The Prince and the Mistletoe’ in The Shambelurklers Return, ed. Marit Meredith (2014)

‘Angel Maker’ short story set in World War I, in Foreign and Far Away (2013), Writers Abroad 4th anthology

‘Bertie’s Buttons’ short story set in World War I, in Foreign Encounters (2012), Writers Abroad 3rd Anthology

‘Monsieur C’ non-fiction piece about a local character in Foreign Encounters

‘The Beekeeper’ short story set in Corsica, in Foreign Flavours (2011), Writers Abroad 2nd anthology

‘When to Eat in Corsica’ non-fiction article in Foreign Flavours

‘Going Back’ in Yesterday, ed. Marit Meredith (2011). It also includes my poem, ‘Yesterday and Tomorrow’

‘The Sparkler’ in 50 Stories for Pakistan, ed. Greg McQueen (2010)

‘The Good Neighbours’ in Writers Abroad Short Story Anthology 2010 (2010)


‘If You Can’t Stand the Heat’ in FlashFlood Journal for National Flash Fiction Day (June 2017)

‘Making Good’ in Writers Abroad Issue 5 (November 2016)

‘Breakdown’ in Christopher Fielden’s Adverb Writing Challenge (July 2016)

‘Bert Flow’s Parrot’ in BTS Book Reviews (July 2015)

‘A Woman, a Dog, a Walnut Tree…’ in Writers Abroad Magazine issue 1 (2014)

‘The Mission’ on 5MinuteFiction (2012)

‘Chronicle of an Ending’ on FlashFlood, UK National Flash-Fiction Day (2012)

‘New Year’s Resolution’ on FlashFlood, 2nd UK National Flash-Fiction Day (2012)

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