Took well over a year for this piece to find a home, so never give up on work you think is worth submitting. My latest published story. https://flashfictionmagazine.com/blog/2022/04/14/grumblebums-balls-of-fate/
This re-worked version of an earlier story has just been published on CafeLit. https://www.cafelitmagazine.uk/
My story, 'The Delicious Electric Apocalypse', has just been published by Hash Journal. https://houseofhash.net/jacquier
Thomas (or ‘Tom’ to people who couldn’t care less what he liked to be called) looked at the image that had replaced the program he was watching on TV. It was an amorphous blob. Except for the eyes. He sat in his recliner for a while, expecting normal transmission to resume, consuming his pizza and … Continue reading Is there anybody out there?
The last thylacine died in a private zoo in Hobart, Tasmania, in 1936. Or did it? Tyger Tyger, burning bright, In the forests of the night; William Blake – Songs of Experience They paved paradise and put up a parking lot. Joni Mitchell – ‘Big Yellow Taxi’ ‘What’s the major difference between Bigfoot, the Yeti … Continue reading A Tiger’s Tale
Dear Followers. I have started work on a novel and I would very much appreciate your feedback on Chapter 1. The idea I am wanting to explore is what happens when a man who has tried to isolate himself late in life starts to lose track of what is real and what is recalled and … Continue reading Disappearing Act – Chapter 1 – Feedback please.
This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'charm'. Freddie Stare was a fabulous finesser of foot-tapping fantasia, with his fascinating rhythms filling the gravity-free firmament after he found Fionnuala Fagan, the famed fox-trotter from Fenagh. However, in recent times, he’d decided he could fare well without fair Fionnuala … Continue reading F’ing Freddie
Hi, all Looking for an allegedly funny last minute stocking filler? Check out my latest (actually first) book on Amazon. All the best and thank you for your support for my literary endeavors. Regards Doug
Some of you will have seen the longer version of this tale on my blog but it seemed a good fit for this week's Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'junk'. Harley had become stupendously rich and then got bored, and that’s when he hit on the idea of creating a new planet, … Continue reading Mining the sky (for pleasure and profit)
This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'guide'. Browsing on Ebay, I stumbled upon a book entitled ‘A Guide to Hell – The Alternative Facts’ by B. L. Zebub, with a description that read ‘Learn what the corrupt elites don’t want you to know about an alternative AfterLife’ … Continue reading A Guide to Hell