My Wicker Man poem *will* see the light of day (!)

I am deliriously happy to share that my hopefully-charmingly grotesque little poem about an insular island community has been accepted for Daily Drunk Mag’s Wickerpedia anthology, due to be published in August 2021! The poem is called “Oh Come Ye to the Fair (But not You, Stranger)”. It’s just a bloody horrible little homunculus of…

Cook Your Bloody Heart Out: No Sleep Podcast

Basic is used as a slur – but I am not afraid of basic. Basic is carbon. Basic is the building blocks of the universe. I don’t care how many first edition esoteric books you’ve read, or how fancy your hat is. Basic is you. Me. Them. Us. Everyone. Anya, the heroine of this cross…

Durin’s Daughter, Down Below in Anti-Heroin Chic

Down, down, down, down.  To Moria.  To Khazad-dûm. The weight of them. Words like a bronze gong struck with bone. Water finds its way through rock. Impossible things are not always impossible. When you’re stuck in darkness, there is sometimes more than one way to cope and find your own way out. I love to…

Alien Abducation: Speculate This Magazine

I’m very grateful to Speculate This Magazine for publishing this tiny tale in their 2020 Halloween issue… The radio signals from That Place Over There entranced her. The stories they told. A quick visit, she thought. No-one need know. I’ll land in a secluded spot. I’ll visit the fairgrounds, the freak shows. Just a visit,…

My Luna Luna piece on physical and ritual synergy

I’d like to thank Luna Luna Magazine for permitting me to write a massive beast of a piece on the middle bit in the Venn diagram of exercise and magical practice. Physical activity (in whatever way your body can accomplish, given that we all have different mobilities and abilities and some of us manage a…

My debut online horror game wins award…

I’m so honoured to have won Judges’ Prize for Dolores and the Cave at the Opening Up Digital Fiction Writing Competition 2018. Dolores and the Cave is my first online game, written in Twine. It’s a ten minute horror story with nine creepy endings to choose from. I wrote this gloriously horrid little piece of interactive fiction…

My Stylist feature – making your own sloe gin

More people need to know how to make their own sloe gin. Particularly if they like gin. If you do not have an interest or alcohol, or gin, I appreciate that making sloe gin may not be for you. Even you think gin tastes like wilted violets and bleach, thank you for bearing with me…

Reading in Phytology – One of London’s Secrets

Reading outdoors is a very different beast to reading inside! I had the pleasure of reading my short story Oh Come Ye to Midsummer’s Boulevard at the Let’s Get Lost event in one of the loveliest woods in all of London. It’s maintained by Phytology, an artists’ community and nature reserve in one. You never…