Thursday, 12 February 2015

Literally Stories

Literally Stories is an excellent website run by short story enthusiasts for writers, readers, and general feeders of fiction.  Their submissions policy is one of the most inviting you're likely to find and they're looking for short stories to continue an impressive run of months that have showcased some of the most interesting scribers yet to become known.

Three of my own stories are available to read on this excellent site.  The Front Page [here], The Greatest Cock That Ever Lived [here] and most recently a short story set in Los Angeles called Nazi Doctor [here].  If you're interested in having your work showcased and welcome feedback from fellow writers you can submit your works to Lit Stories [here].

Tuesday, 10 February 2015

Ultra-Belfast: Let's Get Caroused!

The UK's Official Alcohol and Rock & Roll Magazine, The Carouser, has let one of my short stories loose across its digital pages.  Set in the hellish location of Ultra-Belfast, it sees Doug Morgan play cards with Adolf Hitler, Josef Stalin, Jack the Ripper and Charlton Heston.

Bon Appetite! [read]

Friday, 6 February 2015

Literally The Greatest

New book, new look.  With the website overhauled to reflect the forthcoming third release from me-self, Short Stories That All Definitely Happened, I’ve sent a few of my stunted short children out into the world to gather comment, criticism and where possible acclaim.

Advice from a Dog was featured in the September 2014 issue of Chase The Moon [paperback purchase] and is available [here] to read online.  The Front Page was published exclusively on Literally Stories [here], and Ultra-Belfast will be another exclusive with the UK’s official Alcohol and Rock & Roll magazine, The Carouser publishing shortly. 

Now, with Short Stories That All Definitely Happened a matter of months away, Literally Stories has published one of the earliest stories to make an appearance on this site; The Greatest Cock That Ever Lived.  Featuring semi-biographical alter-ego Doug Morgan (Lost Angeles, Bone Idol [bohn ahyd-l]), Cock takes the recent bloodied and intolerant history of Northern Ireland and transposes it against the backdrop of a fantasy/sports narrative.  It can be read by clicking [here].

Original, hilarious and very clever.
Not for the faint hearted […] a well constructed, vivde piece of writing.
Powerful and thought provoking.
A whiff of Bukowski’s attitude and to the point style.  Snappy and earthy.
A witty, self deprecating humour […] the final sentence did make me grin and wince at the same time.
Well written and flowed humorously […] masterful design.
A rare voice.

A pugilistic cockerel, an attention-seeking God, a tune that you can't get out of your head, a talking pug, a dead father, accidental oral, drunken indiscretion after drunken indiscretion and a digestive biscuit.