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I have 140 stories published in 11 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 130214 times and 117 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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My stories


Letter from Austria

What a comedy of humanness a ski slope is! That to enjoy the beautiful snow-clad Alps we have to cover them with giant people-hauling machines,...
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A Postcard from Grenfell

A long conversation with a friend on the topic of recent tragedies and the gaping inequalities revealed therein inspired — or maybe required — me to...


Her again. That delicious, delirious woman who has run so many times through the entrance to my mind, dressed, always, in her mudstained,...
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A Marriage

His chicken head teeters on a long scrag of neck. She seems to have no neck at all: a medicine ball topped with a limp brown wig rests on buffalo's...

A Passenger Incident

Trains will be delayed on the Victoria line. This is due to a passenger incident at Highbury and Islington station. Customers are strongly advised to...