Mammals, I Think We Are Called: A, and I

A, and I Number 10 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. A man’s rage builds when an AI, brought into his house to cure him of his pathological projection, prefers talking to his kitten. Read an excerpt: 10 October 2026, ‘real’ mood: ? I don’t … Read more

Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Pain Is A Liar

Pain Is a Liar Number 15 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. A man struggles to hold on to his humanity in a world where the people experimenting on him have evolved beyond pain and empathy. Read an excerpt: In the dark forest, there is … Read more

Apple Podcast #2: ‘Mammals, I Think We Are Called, with Daniel Lucas

I was interviewed by the fabulous Daniel Lucas on his Book 101 Review podcast for a second time. We talked about the stories in my debut collection, ‘Mammals, I Think We Are Called’, literary-fantastical fiction, my favourite authors & writing short stories. Listen to the Podcast here.

Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Hooked

Hooked Number 17 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. A visit by a mysterious coelacanth floods London with collective hallucinatory dreams, reuniting its citizens. Read two excerpts: It was as if the fish, displaced to the sky, had brought with it dense dreams from the … Read more

Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Wolphinia

Wolphinia Number 9 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. In a world poisoned with mercury, where people do nothing but drive, a young woman sacrifices her life to save the wolphins, the only mammals with any hope of survival. Read an excerpt: It used to … Read more

Mammals, Video Interview: TSS Publishing

Rupert Dastur from TSS Publishing interviews me about ‘Mammals, I Think We Are Called’. We chat about writing, fantastical fiction, thrutopia, the environment, outsiders, the twenty-first century, the future, technology, and more. >> Read more and watch the video on the TSS Publishing website.

Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Dividual

Dividual Number 12 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. Doctors battle a psychological disease brought on by taking selfies, using a radical therapy that shatters identity in order to reshape it. Read an excerpt: 1. The Doctor’s NotesSometimes we have to chop the patients’ hands … Read more

Mammals, I Think We Are Called: Barleycorn

Barleycorn Number 18 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. Folk horror comes to the city. A forensic pathologist and climate change student struggle to solve the mystery of a mysterious headless man. Read an excerpt: In the early evening, the pathologist gives himself up to … Read more

Mammals, I Think We Are Called: As You Follow

As You Follow Number 4 of the eighteen stories in my debut short story collection, Mammals, I Think We Are Called. From the dream-like world of a Bavarian BierKeller to the banks of the moonlit Thames, a golden boy leads us on a journey of mortality. Read an excerpt: It is a bold entrance. You … Read more