Writing


Short Stories, Flash Fiction, Prose Poems & Essays

The Light of Day
A short story first published in The Honest Ulsterman.
Featured as Short Story of the Month at Seren Books, February 2021.

Something and Nothing, Pen Portrait, and Inside Out
Three stories commissioned by researchers at the University of Manchester, and published online in the fiction section of The Sociological Review.

Expecting 
Short story in The Lampeter Review, issue 16.

The Rabbit 
Short story in Prole Magazine, issue 20, and later featured as The Weekend Read at For Books’ Sake.
This story was runner-up in the Society of Authors/ALCS Tom-Gallon Trust Award. 

Trash into Cash 
A short story re-telling of Rumpelstiltskin in the anthology The Forgotten and the Fantastical 2: Modern Fables and Ancient Tales edited by Teika Bellamy (Mother’s Milk Books).

Falling Rocks
Short story in Prole Magazine, issue 19.

Birth Stories
Creative non-fiction in the Mother’s Milk Books anthology The Story of Us, edited by Teika Bellamy.
Commended in The Mother’s Milk Books Writing Prize.

One Rat for Every Person
Flash fiction in the National Flash Fiction Day anthology, Eating My Words, edited by Calum Kerr, Angela Readman and Amy Mackelden (Gumbo Press).   

Good Enough to Eat 
Prose poem in the magazine Mom Egg Review.
Selected to feature in Mothers Are Making Art – a collaborative project between Procreate Project and the Museum of Motherhood in New York city.

My Parents Kept Almost Every Pair of Glasses They Ever Owned 
Creative non-fiction in the online flash journal The Pygmy Giant.

The Art of the TV Chefs 
Flash fiction in the National Flash Fiction Day anthology Scraps, edited by Calum Kerr and Holly Howitt (Gumbo Press).

The Opposite of Metaphor
Prose poem in the magazine Mom Egg Review.

Meeting the Lobster 
Winner of the Bridport Prize (flash fiction) and published in The Bridport Prize Anthology.

In My Mother’s Garden 
Creative non-fiction in the online journal Literary Mama.


Book Reviews

Review of Something Special, Iris Murdoch’s only published short story.

Review of Story Cities, an anthology of flash fiction edited by Rosamund Davies, Cherry Potts and Kam Rehal (Arachne Press).

Review of Melting Point, a short story collection by Baret Magarian (Salt).

Review of The Dressing-Up Box, a short story collection by David Constantine (Comma Press).

Review of The Forgotten and the Fantastical, vol. 5, an anthology edited by Teika Bellamy (Mothers Milk Books).

Review of An Inheritance, a novella-in-flash by Diane Simmons (V. Press).