Short Stories

Short Stories

My stories have been short listed for different prizes including the Bridport Prize, The Colm Toíbín International Short Story Award, Wells Literary Festival, Frome Literary Fesitval, HG Wells Short Story Competition and been long listed for a few including RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story 2015 and University College Cork’s Carried in Waves where you can listen to my story Lost Things read by Angela Newman.

In 2016 I was joint winner of Kent Life’s short story competition, Steep Street Cafe’s Flash Fiction, shortlisted for Black Pear Press’ Short Story Competition, the HG Wells Short Story Competition and Storgy Halloween Competition, and long listed for the Hull and Back Short Story Competition.

My stories have been published in Born of the Sea and Other Stories,  SpaceWoman’s Weekly, Kent Life,  Folkestone Writers’ Anthologies, Stories for Homes in aid of Shelter, including the forthcoming 2017 SfH2, Storgy,  Black Pear’s On the Day of the Dead and Other Stories, Rosebud, an American literary magazine and the upcoming Toys & Games issue of Here Comes Everyone.  One of my stories was also read at the monster-themed Are You Sitting Comfortably? hosted by White Rabbit at Toynbee Studios, London in 2016.

Here are two of my stories being read out at Hand of Doom’s lit live Halloween 2016 event, Spooky Stories for Grown Ups at The Grand Hotel, Folkestone.

Mrs Shipley’s Spinning Wheel read by Louise Burgess and Ghost #154 read by Nicola Howard.