Starfish and Apples

My flash story “Starfish and Apples” is now live at Nine: A Journal of Imaginative Fiction. Read more about the story here.

Not sure if you want to part with your hard-earned cash? Here’s an extract:


Come away from the beach, children. Put that down, Zak. Shush, all of you, into the hut. Gather round, be quiet and listen. I have some important news.

Yes, I know I don’t normally take classes, Eva. Miss Whitehead is…ill. I’m going to talk about the forest today, and how it first arrived. Listen carefully. Your lives depend on it.

Yes, Zak, I was there at the beginning. I witnessed it all. If you pipe down and let me, I shall explain…



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