Telling Stories

Welcome to the short story home page. You have three options below – please choose wisely.

Not really. I’ve just split things up to make it easier to find what you’re looking for.

The BBN (Big Bad Novel) stories are kind of/sort of/ish related to my WIP, also known as the Big Bad Novel. These little snippets take place in the world of the BBN, and involve characters that you’ll run into again as and when the BBN actually emerges into the light.

Beaufort, High Lord of the Cloverly Dragons, aficionado of cake and tea, started life in the Tall Tales section. This was, however, not nearly enough room for such a thoroughly modern-thinking dragon, so he set out to conquer the world – or at least my writing.

Which leaves the Tall Tales section for everything else, from vengeful sous-chefs to AI cats, vampire kittens and apocalyptic rubber ducks.  So hopefully there’ll be something in there that tickles your fancy – and would love to hear what you think!

Read on!

Everything is free to read, but if you enjoy them, please share my website on the social media of your choice. I’d also love for you to join me on twitter, facebook or instagram, or subscribe to my blog via email or bloglovin’ to hear about new blogs and stories as we go along. And see more photos of my cat.

Tall Tales

For the most part stories of humour and magic in a contemporary setting, here you’ll find hungry caterpillars, diet-sabotaging critters,  forward-thinking dragons, and cats messing with people just because they can.

Big Bad Novel Stories

​Stories related to my work in progress, the BBN. Spoiler-free, these are mostly back stories for some of the characters, and introduce a few magical beasts as well. Including cats. Messing with people. You know they do it.


Beaufort Scales

Beaufort Scales began life as a mis-read tweet and a discussion with my dad at to whether the name was better suited to a badger or a dragon (I won). Beaufort is a very old but very enthusiastic dragon, fond of tea and cake, and terribly interested in the world.



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