Penstricken: Collected Stories
Flash fiction anthology
There are short stories, there are very short stories and then there is flash fiction: the delicate art of telling a story in as few words as possible.
The stories in this tiny little book (all originally published between 2015 and 2020 on the author’s blog, Penstricken) are deliberate exercises in brevity. In total, this book contains twelve flash fictions ranging from fifty to 2,000 words apiece, plus six collections of six word stories.
While these stories vary in mood and genre, you will find in many that the author’s tongue was firmly entrenched in his cheek; whether it be in the brief tale of a Martian liberating his ‘kin’ from the deep fat fryer of a Glasgow chip shop or the nightmarish tragedy of Santa Claus’ true genesis, Penstricken: Collected Stories is a brief snapshot of one writer’s meandering imagination.
Project E. (title t.b.a.)
High fantasy in a modern fictional world. Inspired by a weird combination of Final Fantasy VII, Treasure Island, Genesis ch.2-3, post WW1 Germany and Aristotelian cosmology.
Oh and there’s no such thing as space but they still travel from planet to planet.
It’s not overwritten at all.
Current draft: 1
Current word count: 45,466 (correct on 12/06/21)
Project W. (title t.b.a)
High fantasy set in a non-medieval Europe inspired world. Magic and monsters. Currently on ice while I focus on Project E.