Short Stories

I write short stories when I’m feeling especially inspired. They’re invariably odd, because life is odd. Enjoy.

The Goblin Racist

A coming of age tale about an old woman who is forced to confront her massive racism towards the (admittedly hideous) goblins living in her local wood.

Swallowed by a Big Whale

A story about a big whale that swallows someone. It’s pretty wild.

Fox Hunting in the Desert

What would you do if you went to sleep in your bedroom and woke up in the middle of the desert?

Travelling Back In Time To Break My Father’s Nose

An upbeat exploration of the age-old question, ‘Who would win in a fight between you and your dad?’


A story in which replicants of long-dead celebrities can be hired for tacky corporate events.

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  1. I couldn’t find the comment space for the piece about New York, so I’ll just say here that it’s one of the best I have read. I especially like that Nando abandoned you in the city upon arrival, which, if you think of it, was probably his way of giving you the authentic New York experience. I also appreciate how you simply began walking across town when you had no place else to go and how you seemed always forced to kill time (with tickets for an event two hours in the future, for example [It reminds me of how I bought tickets on the opening day of Titanic for an evening showing; it was mid-morning, and I pissed the whole day away at a Turkish restaurant nearby, taking occasional walks around the block.]). When you implausibly smiled and apologized for it, it felt like I’d never left the place. Thank God I did.

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