This time the news is fresh ...


I said that it would be good if I could start a post without having to apologise that it had taken me so long to impart any news.

Well, this is that post!

Delighted to have had a short story make the longlist in The Scottish Arts Club Short Story 2021. Congratulations to all those who made the shortlist and I look forward to seeing who the winners are in October.

One day I will start ...


… without an apology about not updating my news regularly.

Not today though – so, sorry for the long absence. But I do have good news. I was longlisted in this year’s Bath Short Story Award.

Huge congratulations to those others who made the longlist and shortlist and the eventual winners.



Phew - and I'm back


Hi there, and sorry for the long absence.

I return with some good news. My flash fiction, ‘Full Spider’ was shortlisted for the October 2020 Flash Fiction Award and will be published in the Anthology for the Award.

Huge congratulations to the prize winners, those who were commended and to all other writers who made the long and short list.

I have made it on to the long list in this competition before, a couple of years ago, so the message here is keep on trying.