Joined April 2010

Grew up in Hull (Yorkshire), moved to Preston (Lancashire) at 21 to study at UCLan. Graduated in 2011, wrote first novel in same year. /...


God, Save Me From The Queen.

The Queen gave me that false smile that she gives to cameramen the whole world over. She was a professional liar, but up this close she wa…

An Inside Joke (Prologue. Subject to Change)

Brandt opened his mouth to tell her, then he heard Kayleigh: his wife, and the kid she’d brought home from inside the room. Together.

Hail to the King

You’re too tired to eat, too tired to go back to sleep. You don’t talk to anybody, because you’re too tired. You don’t go anywhere, becau…

Hate (Excerpt)

If he wants to go around, always scrapping, he can bloody well take what comes around can’t he? I’ll give him some myself if he’s not care…

The Jogger And The Rock

“What do you want?” “You’re a rock.” “What’s your point?” “Rock’s don’t talk.” “Who said so?” The rock snorted. / “Hello Rocky.” “Don’t ca…

Mistaken Identity

“What’s in the bag? Got your AK’s in there? Gonna blow up the school or summat?” / Oh God, here we go again, Samarjeet thought.


The boys laughed and jeered oi-oi’s while the girls wrinkled their brows and looked at her like she was some kind of deformed stillborn cal…


She said she remembered when us people were kept indoors, so’s we couldn’t bother people like them. Us people? Who does she mean ‘u…


Fire kept the wind away and the firelight brought the faces to memory. Sarah… It was too late to go back for her.

Here there be Monsters

“My God…” He dropped the compass when he saw where they were. His finger had traced their trajectory a foot and a half… The map ended af…

Voyage Home

Yeah, I’m the lone gunman, I’m smokin’ dynamite, I’m a blazing freight train tittiling off the rails, I’m going so damn fast.


Men would fight and die over and over like the endless turning of a wheel until only one man remained

The Castle.

Once inside, there was no escape.


Tomorrow we would count the dead, but that is if we survived the night… / They are coming…
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