The Mermaid – A sample scene

The Mermaid – A sample scene

I’ve been working on a Bunco & Jaggs novella in which the circus owners go looking for a mermaid to add to their sideshow. It’s coming along nicely and I thought you might like to see a small sample of it. So here, for your delight, is a sample scene...
Monkeygeddon! sample chapters

Monkeygeddon! sample chapters

So you want to see what Monkeygeddon is all about eh? Ok. Below is a selection of sample chapters taken from my first unedited draft. You might wonder why I would show you an unedited sample. Well, it’s like this; writers are always told to write first and get...
Physics and The Unwanted Cat

Physics and The Unwanted Cat

Cat Yawning — Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis For Edwin Pentop-Rage, Tuesday mornings normally included muesli for breakfast, a run round the park, a cool down and stretch, and a shower. They normally didn’t include lying on a sticky floor with a surprised look...

Custard Cream Of Doom

Back in 2010, I was invited to write a short piece for the wonderful, but now sadly suspended, Encounters With Remarkable Biscuits. The following is the piece I produced, I thought you might like to see it.   I’d awoken in one of those Disney styles, where you...

Kid Stare

They call him, Kid Stare. I know that now but back then I had no idea. Back then I was an innocent. Back then I felt safe. It was a week ago and the weather was sunny, a perfect day for a ride on my red trike. It had a long handle on the back and Mother had pushed me...

The Juggler

Waldo the Sword Swallowing Midget was being carried out on a stretcher when Lucius arrived. In the stage manager’s office, Oliver Bunco was pacing and chewing nervously on a big cigar. Lucius called out, “Everything alright, Bunco?” “Did you see Waldo? Poor sod; he...

The Faces of Harry Slade

It had been a normal sort of Sunday, so far. The sun had shone for most of the day. Lawns had been mown. Cars had been washed. Children had been yelled at. And Harry Slade had lain in his bed. He’d lain there all morning. The sun squeezed through the closed, but...