Short Stories

Below is a list of short stories I have written.

I have hosted a couple of my stories here, which can be accessed via the linked title. Lightning Never Strikes Twice is a parody of the hard-boiled 1940s American private eye genre featuring my creation of George “Lightning” Bolt.. A Grave Matter, a lightly comic domestic murder mystery, plays closer to home.

Featuring 1940s New York P.I. George “Lightning” Bolt:

  • LIGHTNING NEVER STRIKES TWICE (short-listed for short story prize at Writer’s Forum and selected for inclusion in anthology published in e-book form by charity organisation Worldreader)
  • FORK LIGHTNING (short-listed for short story prize at Writer’s Forum)
  • CHAIN LIGHTNING
  • LIGHTNING CONDUCTOR

Featuring John Shaft (created by Ernest Tidyman):

  • SHAFT’S DEAL (submitted for potential inclusion in planned Shaft Anthology)

Other Short Stories:

  • A GRAVE MISTAKE
  • BOUND BY LOVE
  • BROTHERS IN HER ARMS
  • COLD FIRE
  • THE CONTEMPLATION OF FELIX COOPER
  • GOING… GOING… GONE
  • THE HERO WITHIN
  • IT WORKED FOR CASPER VAN DIEN
  • NEW BEGINNINGS
  • SHOWDOWN AT HAWKSTOWN

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