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    This is a website of an aspiring creative hack. Here you will find some writing and art, or at least attempts thereof. Feel free to have a browse or even loiter. Thank you for visiting.

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    Work Featured Externally

    The below slider links to selected pieces of writing featured on other websites. These include contest winners, honorable mentions and pieces which I personally like; the latest of which are a few months old and therefore no longer listed above as “News”.

    No Hard Feelings
    No Hard Feelings — a dystopian sci-fi detective short story
    Mar.2013 — Needle In The Hay, winner of The Gramophone Electric Award
    Prudence Demands...
    Prudence Demands... — a teenage girl vigilante taking on local criminal elements
    Aug.2013 — The Story Shack (originally shortlisted for The Glass Refrigerator Award at Needle In The Hay — Apr.2013)
    The Speed of Exposure
    The Speed of Exposure — anyone can make accusations...
    Aug.2013 — winner of Bloomsbury Short Sentence: Payback (Jun & Jul)
    The Blazer
    The Blazer — a high fantasy adventure
    Oct.2013 — Needle In The Hay, shortlisted for The Farewell Hiroshi Award
    Word Limit
    Word Limit
    Apr.2014 — 50-Word Stories
    A Lovely Day
    A Lovely Day
    May.2014 — 50-Word Stories, honorable mention for Spring Stories Contest
    Thickened Water
    Thickened Water
    Sep.2014 — 50-Word Stories
    Spurnerella
    Spurnerella
    Sep.2014 — 50-Word Stories
    Just Another Patrol
    Just Another Patrol — a grimdark-mecha short story
    Oct.2014 — Needle In The Hay, second place for The Lord Grimdark Award
    Replacement Guilt
    Replacement Guilt — Jake has a rifle and is out for blood...
    Nov.2014 — Shotgun Honey
    The Staircase
    The Staircase
    Nov.2014 — Microfiction Monday Magazine
    The Useless Suspects
    The Useless Suspects
    Nov.2014 — 50-Word Stories, winner of Moustache Memoirs Contest
    Love Me Tender
    Love Me Tender
    Dec.2014 — 50-Word Stories
    Safety Blitz
    Safety Blitz
    Dec.2014 — 50-Word Stories
    The Uranus Journal – Bestsellers of 2020
    The Uranus Journal – Bestsellers of 2020
    Jan.2015 — Needle In The Hay, winner of The Visions of 2020 Award
    The Tree
    The Tree
    Feb.2015 — 50-Word Stories
    To Shoot/Not To Shoot
    To Shoot/Not To Shoot: A Preliminary Study On Inter-Xeno Marketing
    Feb.2015 — Needle In The Hay, winner of The I/O M/F/? Award
    Guaranteed Pleasure
    Guaranteed Pleasure
    Feb.2015 — 101 Words
    A Nice Day
    A Nice Day — look out: Rafaela is quitting her job!
    Apr.2015 — Aphelion
    Gate Network Expands to the Delta Quadrant!
    Gate Network Expands to the Delta Quadrant!
    Apr.2015 — Needle In The Hay, second place for The Linkbait & Switch Sci-Fi Contest
    Spare Parts
    Spare Parts
    Apr.2015 — 365 tomorrows
    Food, Glorious Food
    Food, Glorious Food — a vampiric alien race searches for food
    Jul.2015 — Perihelion
    The Community Project
    The Community Project — assignments at superhero high school are never easy...
    Jul.2015 — Aphelion, winner of May/June 2015 Flash Fiction Contest
    CYchopath
    CYchopath — can you capture the crim in time?
    Jul.2015 — Needle In The Hay, shortlisted for The Gibson Bigend Award
    Crashes
    Crashes
    Aug.2015 — Flash! Friday, Second Runner Up for Vol 3-36
    Waste Management
    Waste Management — Michelle starts a new job where sabotage seems to be the norm
    Aug.2015 — Aphelion, winner of July 2015 Flash Fiction Contest
    Death and a Salesman's Cousin
    Death and a Salesman's Cousin — Death is after a new vehicle
    Sep.2015 — Needle In The Hay, winner of The Custom Rims Award
    Dr Geung Si
    Dr Geung Si — featuring hopping vampires from the 80s HK film Mr Vampire + zombies
    Oct.2015 — Aphelion (Halloween edition)
    The Long Path
    The Long Path — a pilgrim nears his destination...
    Nov.2015 — Flash! Friday, honorable mention for Vol 3-49
    Death Trap
    Death Trap — a distress signal, an abandoned facility... can this trope possibly end well?
    Nov.2015 — Aphelion, winner of September/October 2015 Flash Fiction Contest
    Till Death Do Us In
    Till Death Do Us In — Death hosts a matchmaking show
    Mar.2016 — Needle In The Hay, co-second place for the What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Award
    Love Thy Ministers
    Love Thy Ministers — no op goes according to plan
    Mar.2016 — Aphelion
    SkullBook
    SkullBook — Death uses social media
    Jun.2016 — Needle In The Hay, winner of Bertie Beats The Tweets Award

    Click here to view my full publication history.

    I am also a contributing artist/illustrator to the below:

    The Story Shack The Story Shack
    Cicatrix Publishing Cicatrix Publishing