Below are a list of my published works and where to find them, I hope to be adding to this as my stories find their way to publications far and wide, if you like any of my works I’d love to hear from you, leave me a comment and I’ll get back to you! Also if you have read any of my work and would like to collaborate please do send me a message…
‘Bethesda‘ was the first story that I wrote when I came out of my seven year writing gap, the story is based on beach at Bournemouth where I have been many times with my family as my wife originally comes from this neck of the woods. I wanted to write a story about struggles, a piece of observation, but I also wanted to breathe some new life into one of my favourite bible stories – The Pool of Bethesda.
I find the bible so rich in material that I try to when possible to include small pieces of it in all that I write. This story is special to me, firstly it proved that I could write, secondly it also touched the person that published it Joseph Sale…if thats what I can do with my words, then let me write on.
I was also lucky enough to have Shawn Langley illustrate a scene from my story (middle picture above) which was pretty awesome.
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Daylight Breaks Through
Daylight Breaks Through features in the Exit Earth Anthology – a short story that Roisín O’Donnell (Author of Wild Quiet) calls ‘Brilliant and Terrifying‘ – a dystopian nightmare about boarder control.
Review of Daylight Breaks Through from Matt Brandenburg.
You can read more of Matthew Brandenburg‘s reviews here including his in-depth review of EXIT EARTH.
About the EXIT EARTH Anthology
EXIT EARTH explores all life – past, present, or future – on, or off – this beautiful, yet fragile, world of ours. Final embraces beneath a sky of flames. Tears of joy aboard a sinking ship. Laughter in a lonely land. Dystopian or utopian, realist or fantasy, horror or sci-fi, EXIT EARTH is yours to conquer.
EXIT EARTH includes the short fiction of all fourteen finalists from the STORGY EXIT EARTH Short Story Competition, as judged by critically acclaimed author Diane Cook (Man vs. Nature). EXIT EARTH EXTRA contains additional stories by award winning authors M R Cary (The Girl With All The Gifts), Toby Litt (Corpsing), James Miller (Lost Boys), Courttia Newland (A Book of Blues), and David James Poissant (The Heaven of Animals), in addition to stories by Tomek Dzido, Ross Jeffery, Alice Kouzmenko, Tabitha Potts, and Anthony Self. With exclusive artwork by Amie Dearlove, HarlotVonCharlotte, CrapPanther, and cover design by Rob Pearce.
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Graphic from Idle Ink website – Idle Ink
Judgements was a story I wrote whilst on jury service, the long days waiting for something to happen, to decide whether someone was guilty or innocent. I had a lot of time on my hands and well I was armed with a pad and a pen so what else was I to do.
You can read Judgements here.
Rapping at my Chamber Door
Rapping at my Chamber Door was shortlisted for the STORGY Halloween competition written under a pseudonym. I was delighted to return back to horror after spending some time away from that field of work. Heavily influenced by the works of Poe I really did enjoy writing this short story.
You can read Rapping at my Chamber Door here.
After He’s Gone
After He’s Gone is my first experiment with flash fiction and I was pleased that I managed to find it the right home with About Magazine TX – when the editors read the story they immediately got in contact with me to publish it. This was an amazing feeling as I didn’t know what to expect or the response would be with me writing a story about LGBTQ+ issues whilst not being LGBTQ+ – but the editors response and the response I have had since it was published was a joy to behold!
You can read After He’s Gone here.
A Time For Everything
A Time For Everything was recently published by Soft Cartel a great online magazine who I’ve very much enjoyed discovering and also reading each month. This story is very insular in its tone and style and delves deep into the mind of someone who is faced with their own mortality. So happy it found a place with such a great magazine.
You can read A Time For Everything here.
I was delighted to get one of my favourite pieces and a passion project eighteen years in the making Toilet Trauma – into Schlock! Webzine – it was so well received that it actually made it into their quarterly print publication, which is terrific and available here.
101 Fiction (Twitter @101Fiction) hold a monthly submission period and each month they have a different writing prompt – my story was based upon the theme ‘Maps’. It’s a gloriously brilliant idea for flash and the writer is tasked with coming up with a story (including title 101 words) that fits around the theme and designated word count. So, my story Treasure was accepted and published…check it out here!
My short story Tethered was accepted for publication in the quite fabulous Ellipsis Zine and you can read it here – some of the early feedback has been promising for a genre I am just starting to write a bit more in (flash fiction) with Alva Holland saying that ‘Ross Jeffery slices into your soul with this poignant tale’ and Adam Lock ‘Tethered is filled with raw emotion’ and The Book Spine syaing ‘Tethered by Ross Jeffery is a tense and touching short story’ – so please take a look and I hope you enjoy!
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