Imagine your home being burnt down by soldiers when you’re eight years old. Imagine becoming the girlfriend of your married … More


“There’s another one in the bathroom!” she shrieked, barrelling into the kitchen and scuttling straight into me. “Careful,” I said, … More

Joe and the Rabbit

The doorbell rings. The doorbell rings again. The doorbell rings a third time. Joe sticks his hand out from under … More


“Hello, good morning!” says the shop assistant. “Welcome to our little emporium! Anything in particular you’re looking for?” “I’m not … More

Hereness and Nowness

hold the hereness know the nowness not the thereness thenness nor the ifness whenness let go the whatness whereness whyness … More

For the Love of Darwin

Saturday night, the busiest time of the week, and the kitchen at Pizzeria Perfecto is buckling under the strain. Mel … More

The Week Before Christmas

This story was written for Jazz Community Church‘s Carol Service at St Martin in the Bullring in Birmingham. It’s 8.35am … More

Satinder Singh

Curled up on the steps of the old church, surrounded by boots, blankets, bottles, middle of the day and still … More

Available for hire

the corners of the crossroads by the car park and the bank during the day is where the men wait … More