My first short stories were published in 1988. Since then I've been fortunate enough to have my short fiction appear in print both as individual titles and part of larger collections. Over the years, however, the originals have become more difficult to find, so I've devoted some time to republishing them as digital editions. The new ebook versions are available to download and read via Kindle, Smashwords, iTunes and more. My thanks to the original publishers, the artists who have contributed new cover art and to Kurt S for coding.
Twelve short stories about sex, science fiction and obsession: 'Running Hot & Cold', 'Calling Doctor Dollywell', 'The Man Who Wasn't Feeling Himself', 'Fire in the Hole', 'Archie and Veronica', 'No Sun No Rain', 'Somewhere in the 21st Century', 'Oilskin', 'John', 'Me & Misspelt', 'From Soup to Nuts', 'Another White Gown'. First published in 1995 (David Ling Publishing), the ebook edition features new cover art by Ian Dalziel.
Three short stories about modern relationships and family tensions. 'Here She Comes Now' is a transcript from a household under surveillance. 'Close to You' (2001) is about two siblings' burning secret. 'DIN' (2005) splices moments from real and on-screen dramas in Los Angeles.
First published in Landfall (2013), Listener (2001) and Chameleon Press (Hong Kong, 2005).
Four tales about living in the city. 'The Man at the Door', 'Two Friends', 'Geisha' and 'The Girl from Mars' first published in Other Voices (Brick Row / Hallard Press, 1988). 'Rusty Blades' first published in Sport 5 (VUP, 1990).
An intense story about sex and other precious objects. Carrie Factor and Louis Cloud smash into each other hundreds of times a second: exploding and rebuilding themselves, breaking down, rising again. They are obsessive, fetishistic, tender, afraid, alive.
First published in String of Pearls (Allen and Unwin, Australia, 1996). Ebook edition features cover art by Victoria Munro.
A late night story about jazz, fatherhood and remaining airborne. First published in Boys' Own Stories (Tandem Press, 2000). Ebook edition features cover art by Clinton Phillips.
If Huxley had a business card it wouldn't say much. He lives in Auckland. He collects debts. He is in reasonable health. He is punctual. He knows a few people. He was raised not to talk much about himself. So he doesn't.
First published in The Mammoth Book of Best International Crime (Robinson, 2009).
A businessman struggles with language in a foreign land. First published in Sunday magazine, 2006.
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