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I have 480 stories published in 23 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 407614 times and 230 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

Fractured silly ankle

But let's focus on my good ankle, the one the surgeon didn't even look at I am touching it now and smiling, its tendons firm like elevator cables the...

We'll see you in April

When I answer my phone I have nothing to say and neither do they but it feels good to have my phone to my ear, like when I had a globe shaped pencil...

You arrive at the dinner party at midnight

and don't apologise for being late, you help yourself to a bread roll from the basket on the side leftover from the starters. A man I don't know is...

I already told you in the first verse

I explained it to you in the swimming pool. I don't want to have to go through it all again. Cycling home you asked if I was certain. A cycle lane is...