War is Over

McKinney got the football for Christmas. It arrived on the 24th, last post till after New Year. John got chocolate and a card. He ate half the bar in one go, then gave the rest away, brick by brick. He kept the card under his tin hat. They sang hymns that morning, Christmas Day. They … More War is Over

Folktale of New York

I was in New York last December on holiday. Following both guide book recommendations and obvious curiosity I visited McSorley’s Old Ale House on East 7th Street in Manhattan. There’s no relation here, just coincidence. Inside, it hasn’t changed much since John McSorley (my father’s name, another coincidence) opened it in 1854. The unvarnished wooden … More Folktale of New York

Hardboiled: Dames and Sin

My short story Queen of Junkyard Dogs is featured alongside some great pulp crime stories in Dead Guns Press’s latest Hardboiled offering. Excited to finally get a read at it! Sadly this might be DGP’s last anthology, so best get yours hands on it while you still can. Read here.