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Follow this link to a new story, thrilled that Fiction on the Web have published it. Post-apocalyptic story about a Postman with a precious cargo that just has to get through!

http://www.fictionontheweb.co.uk/2017/04/come-rain-or-come-shine-by-m-m-lewis.html#comment-form_524780790154205923

Out now! Morpheus Tale #29, the home of controversial horror includes my story ‘Interference’.

A father hears the voice of his dead son calling for help, in the interference between radio channels.

Morpheus Tales #29 Perfect Bound Edition

http://morpheustales.wixsite.com/morpheustales

 

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Check this out! The latest issue of Theaker’s Quarterly Fiction includes my competition-winning story ‘The Departure’. This was great fun to write as the aim was to write a story based on Howard Watts’ artwork. What sort of people were these, what was their world like and what could I extrapolate about their relationships based on the picture? I was sure the end of the world was involved somewhere, and possibly worse, family strife.

The first creative competition I’ve won since the South Wales Argus Transformers colouring competition. I remember I won a, er, Gobot (remember them?) with a windscreen for a face that transformed into a Volkswagen Beetle. The Robo Machine version of Bumblebee I guess.

Read it here, along with lots of exciting fiction and multimedia reviews: available for download in several formats plus print copy can be obtained:

 

http://theakersquarterly.blogspot.co.uk/2016/07/theakers55.html

It is guest edited by the zine’s long-time cover artist, Howard Watts, and includes stories inspired by his art, including competition winner “The Departure” by Mark Lewis, “Our Sad Triangle” by Len Saculla, and “The Stone Gods of Superspace” by Howard Phillips (a TQF crossover special featuring many friends from past issue), plus the more tangentially related “This Alien I” by Antonella Coriander and “The Little Shop That Sold My Heart”, and an entire weird novella from Anthony Thomson, “My Place”. Then a sixty-page review section features the work of Stephen Theaker, Douglas J. Ogurek, Jacob Edwards, Howard Watts and Rafe McGregor. The cover art is by Howard Watts.

My latest collaboration as part of the Clockhouse London Writers is out now!

I Sing the Body Acrostic, linked attached below is part of another fine issue of Sein und Werden!

http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/spring16/index.html

In other news I’ve had a short ‘Interference’ accepted for the October issue of Morpheus Tales, watch this space!

The Clockhouse Writers Collaboration the New Curiosity Shop is in the new issue of the beautifully-designed online magazine Tales.

The collaboration includes Allen Ashley, Madeleine Beresford, David McGroarty, David Turnbull, Sandra Unerman, Gary Budgen, Rima Devereux and myself.

Here is a link: http://issuu.com/talesmagazine/docs/first_tales_issue_curious/1

curious

My contributor copy of Wordland 6: Black is the New Black arrived today and it is looking good. Some well-needed literary darkness in the Xmas season!
Edited by Terry Grimwood, Wordland 6 includes poetry by my fellow Clockhouse London Writers Allen Ashley and Sarah Doyle, and short fiction by David Turnbull.
Includes my story Black Planet which gave me nightmares when I wrote it.
Looking forward to settling down and reading the whole issue now…
Available here:
Wordland 6: Black is the New Black

Check out the latest Sein und Werden, it has a very interesting theme ‘Black Out’. It features found texts redacted and adapted to make new and thoughtful pieces. Poetry, prose, art and multimedia pieces. Includes the Clockhouse London Writers collaboration ‘Songs that Won the War’.

http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/winter15/

Out now! The Four Seasons anthology by Kind of a Hurricane Press! Nothing to do with Frankie Valli, this is a collection of poems and stories on the theme of seasons and the effects they have on people. This includes my own story ‘The Quickening of Seasons’, about the effects of an environmental apolcalypse on the retail industry.
Also worth checking out for Allen Ashley‘s poem ‘Summer on Pluto’, and many other exciting pieces of seasonal writing.

Links below for ebook and also Amazon, should you like paper and ink.

Out Now! The fantastic Masks anthology which has a story by the Clockhouse London Writers, including myself!

An intriguing theme, great to be a part of, thirteen tales of mystery and imagination…

http://blackshuck.greatbritishhorror.com/masks

Masks cover

The latest issue of Sein und Werden is now online and looking great.  This issue’s theme is Automata, an interesting theme explored well.  It’s great to be a part of this one, my contribution is part of the Clockhouse London Writers piece included “The Secret Life of the Mantelpiece”.

http://www.kissthewitch.co.uk/seinundwerden/autumn15/index.html