‘Magic Box’ flash fiction, in Crannog Magazine 39, out on 26th June 2015 (As A. Hall)
Gods and Insects – gothic novella – City of Ash #2
Released by his violent creator, young vampire Asher hoped to forge an independent life in London. His reality is a shared room and the coffee shop nightshift. Worse still, his inability to master his vampiric abilities leads to bloodshed when he hunts. Lonely and miserable, he stumbles into the arms of much older vampires willing to feed and pamper him. This new alliance seems like a solution to his problems, but their life of luxury comes at a high price.
Gods and Insects is a gothic tragedy about identity and monsters; the second novella in the City of Ash series, sequel to Love is the Cure.
Love is the Cure – gothic novella – City of Ash #1
There’s a knack to eternity. Not everyone has it.
Kerrick’s come a long way from the gutters of Victorian Spitalfields, but he’s still rash, violent, and a demon with a knife. He’s also desperately alone. When he turns Asher, a young homeless man, he thinks he’s found a companion, but their relationship quickly turns sour, and Asher refuses to feed. Through his desperate attempts to save his new child, Kerrick attracts the attention of an ancient vampire who dwells beneath Highgate Cemetery, and he is drawn into an old feud that spans centuries.
A gothic novella told in fragments, from the points of view of five very different vampires.
Memory Box – collected short stories and flash fiction
Seven stories of magic and meaning, love and loss.
A daughter discovers a wonderful product of her mother’s artistry after her death. An employee realises how far his company’s sinister connections reach when he has an unfortunate accident with his soul. A depressed entrepreneur discovers authentic emotion on tap through a faulty piece of tech. A museum artefact comes to life to serve the cause of true love. A broken-hearted young man gets a winter treat from Jack Frost. A boy gets more than he wants when he captures an illegal alien with psychotropic powers. A young woman tries to make a connection with the unborn child she will lose.
Fraternising – science fiction flash (2016).
Frost – modern fairy story (2016).
Appearances – fantasy short story (2015).
Echoes – cyberpunk flash fiction (2014).