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Based in the (very) far north of Scotland I write horror and speculative fiction at the top of the map. I enjoy reading a wide variety of work with a particular soft spot for William Gibson, Neil Gaiman and Pablo Neruda. I plan to be posting speculative or horror stories every fortnight, with occasional literary stories sprinkled in. My interests outside of writing are music, walking by the sea and river, dark comedy and pugs.
Fiction Series: Ongoing 13 Chapters
Updated Nov 18, 2019 · 22,404 words (82 minutes) · 1 like · 130 views
Off Kilter is a new fantasy serialization, based in the same universe as Sacrament, in which we follow Walter - a seer who is eternally tired - as he is told by the earth to protect Richard - a Thale boy with a knack for getting into trouble. This will be updating fortnightly and is free to my subscribers.
Published Nov 13, 2019 · 1,246 words (5 minutes) · 54 views
A story of moving on and not moving on, and rubbish exes. Originally featured in Silk+Smoke vol 1, a brilliant Scottish zine I highly recommend you check out - https://silkandsmokemag.com/
Published Oct 30, 2019 · 2,012 words (8 minutes) · 60 views
A Halloween horror story because you can't think I'm not going to post one of these in October! This story was an honourable mention in the Tales From the Moonlit Path Halloween Challenge.
Fiction Series: Complete 5 Chapters
Updated Oct 23, 2019 · 3,856 words (15 minutes) · 142 views
A selection of linked shorts about supernatural beings in a city and their interactions with the humans around them. These stories are stand alone but listed in intended reading order for a larger work. Currently complete but that may change in the future.
Published Oct 16, 2019 · 1,382 words (6 minutes) · 71 views
A date goes very wrong, until the dashing intervention of a terrifying shadow creature. This is another horror short, which is available in the anthology Trembling With Fear vol 2.
Published Oct 9, 2019 · 2,020 words (8 minutes) · 69 views
Lenny Graham has come back to Heartbreak Hotel (now The Deluxe) for his last intended trip. A chance conversation over tea and grief brings him new friends and surprising revelations.
Published Oct 2, 2019 · 1,323 words (5 minutes) · 76 views
A companion piece to some of my other Scottish folklore tales, A Braiding Friendship is a story of one unlucky Viking traveler and his unusual evening. This story is based off a mix of Orcadian folklore and locations with as much history as I could reasonably bring in a short word count.