// Short Fiction
Well, I have moments where I seem unable to help myself. I have an undeniably creative bent at times. Every now and then it tumbles out of me in a desire to actually do something more than just blog and write articles about cult TV. So here, for your delight and delectation are some unpublished fictional pieces.
Given that I’m a huge fan it was inevitable I’d try and write some Doctor Who fiction at some point. Submitted this one a while back to BBC books for a short story compilation they were doing a series of at the time. Needless to say it didn’t make it, but they were very nice about it nonetheless – just apparently didn’t want K9 being killed off.
A mercifully short but gently barbed piece I wrote for my Creative Writing module at college. (We were doing children’s stories that week and I got a bit fed up with the traditional approach of the tutor.)
This was a short story I wrote for an artist I knew. He was interested in something he could turn into a graphic novel/comic strip type of thing. It never really progressed beyond this draft which I think was a bit of a shame; I think the backgammon set would make a nice motif for the design of the comic.
I haven’t got the faintest clue where the idea for this came from. But I rediscovered it recently and despite a few minor revisions and a bit of expansion I still rather like it. Confessional style seems to be my thing for some reason.
This has got cobwebs on it, this one. It’s a piece I wrote ages ago for my A-Level English course many moons ago – the brief was to do a “Talking Head” monologue as we were studying Alan Bennett at the time. I’ve trimmed it a bit to remove some of the excess I’m rather prone to, but it’s more or less the same as it was. (Put it this way, it’s what passed for satire in my little world all those years ago…)