Tuesday 26 March 2013

Bang, You're Dead published in B O D Y

Well pleased to have another story - Bang, You're Dead -  in the excellent literary journal, B O D Y (Czech Republic).

It was Sunday, the day before I left. I was sitting in the yard. There was nothing else to do. My brother-in-law’s children were running around like mice, out of control. He shouted at them as he cleaned his shotgun. He was a hunter. He had all the kit, the camouflage gear, the cartridge belt, the boots, everything. He hated me. It wasn’t just that I disagreed with his hobby, or that I wrote books, or that I was foreign. His big problem was that I couldn’t give his sister a kid. I wasn’t a man, in his eyes. Not just in his. People talk. They were talking so much I had started to believe them.

You can read the complete storhere.

Saturday 2 March 2013

Campbell's Visitor published in The Ofi Press (Mexico)

My story, 'Campbell's Visitor', has just been published in the March edition of The Ofi Press, which is based in Mexico City.

I thought it best to phone. A woman answered. She paused, which was laudable, when I mentioned his name. He was only entitled to nine hours a year. I thought she was joking. She wasn't. She started to ask questions. I could tell she was writing everything down.

'Would tomorrow be all right?' I said.

The line crackled.

'That won't be a problem,' she said.

You can read the complete story here.