THE BURNING BOYS
IN THE MOST BORING TOWN IN AMERICA THERE'S ONE PASTIME THAT'S A KILLER
It's a brilliant satire that's such a clear influence on THE HUNGER GAMES, and the entire 'tween' horror/thriller sub-genre, that he deserves royalties. And if your only knowledge of it is the woeful Scharzenegger movie (directed by Starsky, from Starsky & Hutch!) shame on you!
I'd LOVE to adapt THE RUNNING MAN for the screen, but since that's rather unlikely to ever happen, I'll have to content myself with THE BURNING BOYS, which is my homage to Richard Bachman.
If Stephen King, writing as Richard Bachman, wrote a FAST & FURIOUS, movie you'd get THE BURNING BOYS.
I'm thinking of you turning it into a novel, WOULD YOU READ IT?
THE MONEY STEAL FOR THE VIEW
AVIEW OF THE RIVER
Here's short story I wrote about a female cat burglar from South London. It was inspired by a story my Dad told me about a childhood friend of his who grew up to become a window cleaner by day and a cat-burglar by night.
Turns out, being a window cleaner is the perfect cover for 'casing' potential burglary sites, which makes perfect sense. The story I wrote is really about gentrification and as a born and bred South Londoner, it's a subject thats's always on my mind.
Please give it a read, enjoy it and drop me a line if you like it!