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I have 441 stories published in 22 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 388333 times and 200 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

IF you fall asleep in your dream you die

which is why I'm always falling asleep in other people's dreams. I sneak in, unnoticed and climb into a bed. If you dream a train is coming and you'...

The ceiling spotlight flicked on

You found her diary inside a cook book and now you don't know what to do. You knew she could cook but you didn't know she could draw like that. You'...

The doctor is very beautiful

Both paramedics have muddy trousers from knee to ankle I don't know if they have spares in the ambulance, or socks you can't be a paramedic in wet...

Hot sad nights

We don't sleep at night anymore.. It's too hard, like sitting an exam you haven't revised for or your first day as a chef when you lied on your CV...

Two bobblehats

When they kiss their bobbles tilt towards each other. 'I guess we're going to be spending some time together.' Over the next few months they go...