SHORT STORIES

THE BURNING BOYS

IN THE MOST BORING TOWN IN AMERICA THERE'S ONE PASTIME THAT'S A KILLER

I've always loved early STEPHEN KING, particularly the short novels he wrote as RICHARD BACHMAN. They're tight, lean, disciplined and  the very best, for me, is THE RUNNING MAN.
 

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!

 

Go read or watch a live reading, now!

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?

DON'T STEALFOR

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!

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