Amber (2006)


“Above her a dead sky cavorts in whirls and swirls as it spits poison and lightning.”

Truth (2006)

Nuclear bunker

“I once knew a journalist who believed heart and soul in the truth, in universal truths and justice and other such high-minded concepts.”

Friday Flash Fiction – 13 Datums Dancing

Hey, it’s a while since I posted one of these, right? Not since April ’09. Damn, how has it been so long. So I was invited to submit a piece of flash fiction for a Christmas-themed issue of a dark fiction e-zine. The only real requirement was that it have a “ghostly” theme and the […]

TTA Press Advent Calendar

Esteemed UK indie publisher TTA Press have been getting into the festive spirit with a flash fiction advent calendar on their blog. I was away at the 10 year anniversary ATP so unfortunately I missed the day when one of my stories went up. Chances are regular readers of NFI will have seen ‘Some Kind […]

F3: Funeral

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a piece of Friday flash fiction. I hope to post another entry later in the day explaining why. For the time being, here is another story that is technically too long to be flash, clocking in at 1,171 words. . FUNERAL

Week O’ Flash Retrospective

Over the past week I published four pieces of flash fiction. The intention was to catch up on all the weeks I’ve missed so far this year. I’m still one short so I’ll be playing catch-up again soon, but I’m pretty pleased that I managed to find the time to devise, write and post four […]

F3: Colours Move

I made it to Friday, and managed four pieces of flash fiction over the course of the week. Not quite five but it’s a decent showing. You’ll have to imagine me saying that sardonically and throwing pointed looks at some of my fellow flash slacktioneers. Today’s story is fairly lightweight, I’m afraid, as I’m a […]

Flash Fiction: Punk’s Not Dead

What was that about the author meeting his own deadlines? Yeah, I’m pretty much made of fail. Oh well. Here’s today’s flash fiction. This one’s about punk rock, which will no doubt impress my regular readers as it’s a subject which I so rarely touch upon. The soundtrack for this one is (Shut) Up the […]

Flash Fiction: Heralded By Iron

My thrilling week of daily flash fiction continues apace! Well, a second pace at least. If you missed Monday’s story, you can read ‘Wanderlust’ here. Today’s flashfic is mostly an attempt to refresh my memory and to evoke a certain atmosphere or sense of place. It’s written in the same setting as, although it’s not […]

Flash Fiction: Wanderlust

What’s this? Flash fiction on a Monday? This doesn’t seem right, not right at all. But perhaps it represents an act of contrition. Perhaps the author has been lax, of late, has failed to write or post any fiction to this blog for some time. Shall we say four weeks? I believe we shall. And […]