This Story Is About You (short fiction)

This Story Is About You (short fiction)

Believe it or not, I wrote this story about you. Yes, you. The person reading this right now. True, I don’t know your name, where you were born or what you do for work, but that doesn’t really matter.

I am going to be honest. I like you, the real you that is. The you that exists beyond those small details.

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The Priest - Upgrade Anthology, Part 2

The Priest - Upgrade Anthology, Part 2

A flock of Naturals struggle to survive in an increasingly Integrated world (Short Fiction, Dystopic/Sci-Fi, p2/11)

”The Priest winced as he got down on to his knees and began to pray. The years of prostration had taken its toll on his old joints, yet he never complained. He recounted the stories, lit the candles and performed the rituals, as was dictated by his tradition ... “

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Rebirth (short fiction)

Rebirth (short fiction)

It turns out that birth and decay are not so different after all.

“So I shat myself again for the fourth time this week. I couldn’t help it. I don’t have the coordination or strength necessary to get myself to the toilet. Not that I could sit on it even if I did, I would likely fall in and drown! This is a world made for giants and I am now so small …“

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Upgrade - Anthology

Upgrade - Anthology

Enter a dystopic future where integration with technology may cost us our humanity. 

A bleak prediction of a world where consumerism and technological advancement has been taken to the extreme.

If you were offered the chance to integrate with technology, would you? How far would you go? Replace your skeleton with a titanium alloy? Save your memories to the cloud? Surf the net whilst you sleep? Install neuro-ocular implants?  Download your consciousness into a new, bio-synthetic body?

Or would you instead choose to remain ‘Natural’, and become part of an increasingly segregated and victimised minority?

In an anthology of 11 short stories, Upgrade attempts to answer the fundamental question: What does it mean to be human?

- Upgrade is out now as a Paperback, eBook and Audio Book -

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Upgrade - Part 1

Upgrade - Part 1

Will integration with technology cost us our humanity? (Short Fiction, Dystopic/Sci-Fi, p1/11)

"Walking down the street, you can't help but to succumb to the onslaught. Billboards flashing, speakers screaming.

“Newer”, “Faster”, “Stronger”, “Brighter”, “Safer”, “Thinner”, “Buy now”, “Upgrade, upgrade, UPGRADE!”

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Chose Wisely (poem)

Chose Wisely (poem)

Why do you think it will be ok?
Because thinking so takes your anxiety away

How do you know it won’t happen to you?
Because knowing so is all you can really do

What makes you certain it won’t be a bad day?
Because you regularly get down on your knees and pray
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The Daily Grind - Anthology

The Daily Grind - Anthology

The Daily Grind Anthology is a collection of short stories and poetry that aims to highlight the realities of corporate life. The long hours, tedium. politicking, bureaucracy, and of course the all encompassing pursuit of money. It aims to challenge the reader to question if trading time for wealth is really worth it.

Current Chapters:
The Venus Fly Trap - More Of The Same

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More Of The Same (short fiction)

More Of The Same (short fiction)

Notice how every day is the same? It won't change, unless you do.

"This day, like the last, will be the same. Arrive at the same time, wear the same clothes, do the same work. The conversations will be the same, the jokes the same, even the ‘unexpected problems’ are the same. Monotonous repetition. Day in, day out..."

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Venus Fly Trap (short fiction)

Venus Fly Trap (short fiction)

It's man versus fly, in a battle to overcome the tedium of another work day.

"Sighing, Johnson sat down for what felt like the millionth time and began to fiddle with the plastic plant that was situated neatly in the corner of his desk. Another generic faux fern, identical in every way to the faux ferns that were to be found on most of the other desks on the floor..."

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Words on A Page - Poetry Collection

Words on A Page - Poetry Collection

Poetry was one of the first outlets that I found to express myself. Crafting specific thoughts into the confines of the structure, cadence, rhyme and rhythm of a poem helped me to understand and then let go of the ruminations in my mind.

Current Poems:
Can't Quite Express - Don't Worry About Me - Creating A Monster

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Saying Goodbye (short fiction)

Saying Goodbye (short fiction)

How can you say goodbye to a child?

"It wasn’t her death that was upsetting to me. It was the dying. I was glad when it was over. For her sake, and my own.

I know it sounds harsh, but that was five years. Five long years of cleaning up vomit, of late nights and close calls. Five years of broken commitments, false hopes, and missed opportunities..."

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12 Word Stories - Part 2

12 Word Stories - Part 2

A collection of 12 word stories:
"Shamefully, he continued gorging. Attempting to fill the hole in his heart"
"Brief respite, an escape from reality, a new habit begins to form"
"Poop stuck on Rover’s fur! Seriously regretting my decision to adopt him"

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12 Word Stories - Part 1

12 Word Stories - Part 1

A collection of 12 word stories:
"He waved. I smiled. Jessica also smiled. I am invisible to him"
"Never satisfied, he looks for approval in the mirror, lifting weights endlessly"
"My boyfriend broke up with me. Now I'm sad ugly and single"

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Finish The Job (short fiction)

Finish The Job (short fiction)

You need to finish it ...

"You surveyed the scene looking for him. Doubt crept back in. Had you done enough? Was he left in a similar state to you? With knife wounds you can never be certain. Despite the comfort you derived from the old knife fighting adage that, ‘The loser of a knife fight dies on the scene and the winner dies in hospital’. Past experience had taught you otherwise..."

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Don't Worry About Me (poem)

Don't Worry About Me (poem)

What's wrong, are you ok?
Why don't you come out and play?
Laugh, smile and have some fun.
It is just wonderful here in the sun!

Take a chance, live a little and smile.
You know that we're only here for a little while.
You are missing out on love, adventure and life.
We never see you, are you in some kind of strife?
...

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