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AGONY: another short story… kind of

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Had another short piece of writing featured in Agony Magazine – here’s a link for to read of it.


post-rehab: a silly story and some vague hints

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Been a while, but not been idle – here’s a link to a short story of mine in Agony Magazine…  Musically, am gearing up for a London gig at the end of March courtesy of The Animal Farm, and whatever else I can scrounge – new songs on the way, too.  Wait and see x


on the radio, muttering – Sunday 28 July (& Tue, Wed, Fri…)

I’m on Radio Reverb this Sunday as part of an hour-long programme of spoken word and improvised music – that’s 28 July at 11pm, on 97.2FM.  The programme’s repeated at the following times:

Tue 30 July 7am

Wed 31 July 11am, &

Fri 2 Aug 5am

Prog’s Tales from a Coldean Woodsheddetails here.  It features a load of readings from me, abstract performances by David Moscovich and improvised guitar interludes from Jamie Sturrock.
The show’s been recorded already and sounds absolutely superb – if you like that kind of thing.  If you don’t, why the fuck are you reading this?

Leland Poet published/on sale today

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dark (reading) matter

Following last week’s readings on BHCR, my novel Leland Poet is available today on Kindle (here).

Magic, mystery and murder haunt a strange, brutal city…
Some things are too
grotesque, even for a world of supernatural nightmare. The eccentric,
untrustworthy Leland Poet investigates: who is the killer, and what awakening
evil is behind this reign of terror?
When he becomes entangled with a woman
at the heart of the horror… then becomes a suspect… Leland is forced to flee not
only the city – but his own dimension…
Social breakdown follows: martial law,
savagery, an epidemic of violence and bizarre disease.
Leland must find a way
back to his reality, through eerie netherworlds, to confront fears
half-forgotten – but far from dead.

…So goes the blurb.  A little background here for the curious; basically it’s a vanity project, but I hope not an uninteresting one.


coming soon: more radio & a novel

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sneak preview: live readings

Something different…  In a week’s time I’m back on Nigel Staley’s programme Under The Table on Brighton & Hove Community Radio, Thursday 27th June, 6 – 7pm.  (Not bad going, considering the last occasion was only a couple of months back.)  This time I’ll be performing eight spoken word pieces, with ambient interludes from Susumu Yokota’s album The Boy and the Tree.  The pieces will include three extracts from this novel, Leland Poet – which I’m re-releasing onto Kindle the following week, on Monday 1st July.

It’s quite a step away from strumming guitar, but there’s many hooks to grip you with.


Another story published by Ether Books (and it’s FILTH)

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Internet short fiction publisher Ether Books has just published another story of mine as a free download.  This one’s called Lucky Bleeder, and was performed in London by White Rabbit at one of their Are You Sitting Comfortably events in 2012.  It’s about sex – of an unpleasantly strenuous kind – and it’s 666 words long, which was pure coincidence.

It can also be found in my recent Kindle compilation, The Gift of Fear.

The Ether app can be downloaded from iTunes here.