Tag: fiction

  • Croeso – Welcome

    Croeso – Welcome

    NOTE: THIS SITE IS IN THE PROCESS OF BEING REDESIGNED SO MAY BE A BIT WONKY What’s it all about then? No one’s got a clue really, but we try to do our best. This website exists to display a bit of one person’s attempts to do their best. When I say ‘best’ I’m not […]

  • Lottery – A short Story

    Lottery – A short Story

    Branwen’s mobile phone shivered in her hand. It was Harry, her hyperactive younger brother. He was always a distraction. He could be a bit too much sometimes, but she was in a generous, and bored, mood. “Are you in?” Harry said excitedly. “I’m outside – buzz me up.” Branwen obliged. One minute later Harry stumbled […]

  • Opening Chapter Dec 2001

    Opening Chapter Dec 2001

    This is something I wrote in 2001, that’s nearly twenty-one years ago as I write this. It’s either genius or a piece of shit. I suppose it could even be both. You decide! (or not, I don’t care)

  • Skin and Bones – New Novel available now

    Skin and Bones – New Novel available now

    Skin is a taxi driver, Bones is a Detective Inspector. They hate each other but both operate on the same patch, the large ex-industrial town of Elchurch on the South Coast of Wales. A young woman is found dead and they are both drawn into the investigation. But all is not what it seems as […]

  • Skin and Bones – new novel coming soon

    My new novel Skin and Bones will be published soon. It is in the final stages of proofreading. Skin is a taxi driver and his brother Bones is a police detective. They do not get on but since they both operate in the large post-industrial town of Elchurch on the South Wales coast they often […]

  • It’s a collage

    It’s a collage

    It’s a collage, that’s what it is, it’s a coll-fucking-age

  • about Busted and Crime and Coffee etc.mp3

    about Busted and Crime and Coffee etc.mp3

    just another rambling podcast partly about the book launch of Busted the other day

  • Crime and Coffee Festival 2019 – Cardiff Central Library

    Monday June 3rd 2019 – as part of the opening event at the Crime and Coffee Festival I will be launching an unexpected brand new book,. There will also be a rare appearance by the 2 Old Heads 🙂 More on that soon the event starts at 12.30 pm and the book launch is at […]

  • Busted – New Novel almost here

    EDIT: It’s here and will be launched Mon June 3rd – Details here I’m very happy to say that my next novel will be published by the end of May. The manuscript is in the final stages of proofreading. Here’s the completed front cover Busted Bumf It’s the early 1990’s in the large town of […]

  • Morning

    Morning

    Just found this in an old word doc from February 2000 Morning

  • Busted – new novel coming soon

    ‘Busted’ is a story about a struggling businessman and his family who get involved with some serious criminals. Set in the large coastal town of Elchurch in the 1990’s Busted is a straightforward story and a satisfying read. I actually wrote this story in the 1990’s but basically shoved it in a drawer (well on […]

  • 2 Old Heads at The Apothecary Cardiff

    I don’t really know how it got to this but in eleven days time on April 3rd I am doing a sort of gig. Poster below. It’s a very small venue but an interesting one. here’s the event link on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/317730898881281/ Some of my paintings will be on display and for sale in the […]

  • The Imaginary Man

    The Imaginary Man

    Excerpt from Work in Progress Novel “The Flying Boy” Also a version in the Novel “To Me” You used to think you were especially gifted at school – this is because in your immediate circle of family and friends you were tagged as the brightest and cleverest. It was never true, but you suppose you […]

  • Interjection

    Interjection

    (Interjection on Wednesday November 18th 2015 – as I’m typing this into a Word document ready to be copied into the book that this will end up in. The interjection is this – is it possible that an intelligent person could practise a skill – say, like writing, for decades, and write countless words until […]

  • Marking an event

    Marking an event

    Last Saturday, December 8th 2018, along with Dafydd Wyn Roberts, I held an event at the Apothecary in Cardiff. They have a lovely little caff at the back of their shop. Dafydd played 4 songs accompanying himself on an acoustic guitar, and I read three excerpts from my novels. It went like this – Song-Reading-Song-Reading-Song-Reading-Song […]

  • Call me a novelist

    Call me a novelist

    (This is a personal note to myself – please ignore.) I’m a writer. There’s no doubt about that, as you would see if you bothered to explore my website. It’s mostly about writing and most of it has been written – by me of course. Problem is ‘writer’ is too wide a term to be […]

  • Old Heads at the Apothecary Cardiff

    Old Heads at the Apothecary Cardiff

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  • The Thing about Jill

    The Thing about Jill

    Extract from Work in Progress novel – The Flying Boy Audio here: Transcript below: You. You.You. It’s all about you isn’t it? Yes of course, you think. Who else is it going to be about? There is only you, in your life anyway. Is that sociopathic? Or some kind of pathic? You only know about […]

  • Extract from Chapter twenty of “The Three Bears”

    Extract from Chapter twenty of “The Three Bears”

    Let’s get the fucking paper the right way round. Let’s get the correct pen. Let’s get the fag rolled, the ashtray emptied, the fag lit and then let us begin. This is an exercise in creative writing, no, that’s Creative Writing, with two great big fucking capital letters, one at the beginning of each word […]

  • A random bit of live writing (Feb 2016)

    A random bit of live writing (Feb 2016)

    How do you choose which bits of your life to focus on when you write or attempt to write some kind of autobiography like this? What are the criteria? Hmm. I suppose it depends on who you are writing to – yes – because when you write, or at least when I write, I have […]