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I have 458 stories published in 23 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 395604 times and 217 of my stories have been cherry picked.

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I'm John. I live in Norwich and write poems and books and for the radio. My first full poetry collection Most people aren't that happy, anyway is published by Nasty Little Press. You can take a look at it here.

My stories


The foolishness begins immediately

We stole a police car on our honeymoon. It's something we've both always wanted to do. The first time we met, set up by mutual friends we couldn't...

A head of dirty furniture

The for sale sign is in your hedge again The Friday night pisshead are always in the gardens Between the only pub in town and the new Housing estate...
Gold cherry

Food Banks

I’ve started buying two of things one for me, one for you. Every time I put something in the trolley I see a mouth saying thank-you. I love the way...

The meat counter

The butcher and his vicar wife have stopped eating meat and these days they’re agnostic at best. Their lives revolve around Sundays, meat and God...

A supermarket just before closing

A supermarket just before closing is like a seaside town in winter. An empty car park. Shelf stackers sit on kick stools stacking shelves. Evening...