Yesterday I finished writing the first draft of my novel. It is a really terrible first draft. I’m not being modest. I’m not showing off, either. It sucks. The characters are weak and do things for no reason. They can’t even hold onto their names for the length of the story. The plot is unjustifiably [...]
Archive for August, 2011
Got my contributor’s copy of Dark Tales XV in the post this morning, thank you very much.
My story is blurbed on the back – go me! It’s called ‘The Illustrated Dreams of the Ancestors’ and it’s a ghost story set in a small town in Okinawa. I lived in this small town for a [...]
A few years ago, I became scared that I was losing my lifelong passion for reading. So many mediocre books! So many bad ones… I threw ‘Atonement’ across the room in disgust. ‘After Dark’ was a yawn fest. ‘Her Fearful Symmetry’ made me sick with disappointment. It was a dark time in my reading life. [...]
Thanks to my extraordinarily talented brother, Matt Bruce, I now have this spanking new website with which to inflict myself, my writing, and (worst of all) my opinions upon the world.
This can only spell disaster.
Watch this space.
Many of the stories on this list are free to read – just click the links.
White Rabbit – Black Static 50 (forthcoming)
The Art Lovers – Crimewave 13 (forthcoming)
Wake Up Phil – Interzone 250
Cat World – Interzone 246 and Salt Best British Fantasy 2014
Convent Geometry – Ideomancer