One of the great things about being a writer is that sometimes work you did a long time ago rewards you out of the blue. This week I had a request to publish my story, 'Blind Alleys', from the organisers of the Yeovil Literary Prize. It was commended in the 2012 competition, and I had thought that was that. Now, I have publication in an anthology to look forward to in the autumn. It will bring together the winners and commended entries in the short story and poetry sections of the competition from 2012 and 2013. I'll post more details as I get them. Information about this year's Yeovil prize can be found at
Meanwhile, anyone who's interested in the background to 'The Bitter Harvest' can read about it at Alfie Dog Fiction, where that story and three more are available. It involves a real-life mystery!