Below are some of the short stories I have written which I hope you enjoy. I will add more stories over time, so remember to come back and have a look. Click on the title to read the story.
‘Father Time’ was the first, and as yet only, story I have submitted to a writing competition. Choosing the 2018 annual short story competition from the largest regional writing magazine was perhaps not the best choice for my first entry, however, it remains my favourite short story written to date. Needless to say, it didn’t win.
‘A Strange Kind of Love’ was a story I originally wrote in 2013 as part of a series featuring a Glasgow DI called James Slim. In 2014 I considered entering it into a short story competition for Bloody Scotland, however, I never got round to submitting it. As part of the editing, I reduced the word count from c5,000 to under 3,000 and moved the detective from Glasgow to Stirling.
‘Speak To Me’ is a story I wrote in 2017 for a collection of short stories to raise money for Mental Health UK. The theme was ‘Overcoming A Challenge’ which I used as inspiration for the opening of the story.
‘The Final Countdown’ is a story that I wrote whilst on holiday in Sweden in 2017. Visiting Ystad, the home of the Wallander novels, I could not help but be inspired to write.