DBA Lehane

London, United Kingdom

DBA Lehane is an award winning short story writer from London. He likes his vodka neat and his women even neater.

I’m a writer from the supposed mean streets of deepest, darkest south London, UK. I’ve been lucky enough that both my writing and photography has been published extensively online and in print.

I have been here on Red Bubble (on and off) since late 2007. During my time here I have won the odd competition and challenge, as well as being responsible for setting up the groups Twisted Tales and Pulp Noir. One of y Red Bubble short stories, ‘The Things a Girl Has To Do’, was turned into a short screenplay by an Australian film company.

My short writing influences include: Irvine Welsh, Charles Bukowski, Roald Dahl, Jeffrey Deaver, Raymond Carver, Derek Raymond, Philip K Dick, Peter Robinson, John Connolly and Christopher Fowler.

  • Age: 49
  • Joined: March 2009


All new "Twsited Tales"

Having recently returned to RB I was really to sad to find a group I had originally set up had been inactive for more than a year. Yes, the old Twisted Tales group was once one of the most popular writing groups here on RB. / However, RB have allowed to launch a new writing group to replace Twisted Tales and carry on the things that so many writers enjoyed about that group. / The new group is Tw…
Posted about 4 years – Leave a comment

Read some Cutting Criticism!

I’ve just launched a new blog called As Quick As A Flash. / The aim of this blog is to write and post daily flash fiction, of no more than 150 words, inspired by the word-of-the-day at dictionary.com / The first story, called Cutting Criticism, has now just been posted. It’s a dark and disturbing tale of man whose critcisms really do cut deep. / Be careful about reading if you are of…
Posted over 5 years – Leave a comment

Flash Newsflash!!!

I’m absolutely thrilled and delighted to say that I have qualified for the next round of the international Flash Fiction Challenge 2010 writing competition. / Having placed a credible 6th place (out of 22) in my group for the 1st challenge I really needed to pull out the stops in the next challenge to ensure I qualified for the next round. Much to my amazement I placed 1st place in the cha…
Posted over 6 years – 5 comments

Dead Man's Ring

Dead Man’s Ring is number 9 in my daily Short Sharp Shocks – 150 word daily flash fiction, every day for a year!
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The Here Not Now

“I’m still here,” I say, as if hearing my own voice will underscore the fact. / I shiver and step from the tub. I want to cry, but no tear…

All That Remains

You remember, it’s where you insisted on buying a kilo of Fourme de Montbrison cheese before saying you loved me for the very first time.
All That Remains by DBA Lehane

Life In The Circus

Even after all these years I still feel trepidation and anxiety, as the circle darkens and those bright lights come up.

Weird (s)Hit

It’s the kind of cold sweating, bowel-wrenching fuck-up I’ve become. One man’s high is another man’s grief.

Gone Fishing

Then one Friday, without warning, Dad went fishing and never came back. Later that night mum got a call and it turned out he’d been fishin…

Down by Gully Creek

“I’m sure I saw something moving out there!” said Jess nervously. “Why’d we have to take this route back?”

The Grouchy Vampire

“Believe me kids, there’s nothing cool about being a Vampire,” said Octavius. “Seriously it’s nothing like modern books and TV portray.”

A Kind of Funeral

Although I was 52, in terms of death years I’m still the new-ghoul-on-the-block and this was only the second funeral I had attended post-de…

A Brief History of Beige

She dreaded the mundane adult life of mediocrity that now lay before her, a life that seemed shaped like the practical but unexciting angle…

Accidents Do Happen

Charlie hadn’t been too recognisable by the time he hit the concourse below.

Dirty Windows

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