Amber Stars: One Night of Stories- Free!

Lights, lights everywhere
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Spend a Saturday night in Tolwood, a small town somewhere in England. Have a night on the tiles, making sure to avoid the packs of lads hunting for fights and serious banter. Swing by the Phoenix, where one repressed teenager struggles with her first night out and the DJ plays a swan song.

If night-life isn’t your thing, why not stay in? In the town and its surrounding villages, a dinner party turns sour as ladies try a séance. A man chains himself to a tree, thinking he can see all of nature, and a squabble over a parking space spins rapidly out of control.
This debut collection of short stories by David Ralph Lewis is an honest, darkly funny look at the different characters out when the sun goes down.

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Remain Vigilant: Two Linked One-Act Plays- Free!

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The system is set up to catch criminals, not to make them.

Remain Vigilant is two linked one-act stage plays, both set in the same secret government organisation that deals with surveillance. Both plays show the paranoia that comes from watching the nation as well of the madness of any large office. They are linked together, telling the story of one organisation, but they are both stand-alone and can be performed separately.

In the first play, The Watchful Eyes, Kieran teaches new recruit Edwin the advantages of surveillance whilst on his lunch break. But they are continually interrupted by colleagues from other departments, like the sadistic Warren, and Edwin has another agenda. A tense thriller where no one is as they seem and no one can be trusted. Suitable for a cast of four men.

In the second play, Paper Trail, a data entry-clerk is asked to find a file in the basement. A simple request leads to madness as he stumbles on Yvonne and Pam, who have not had outside company for some time. They will not let someone from upstairs escape easily. A dark, grotesque comedy suitable for a cast of three, two woman and one man.

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Lost in April Fog- Free!

30 poems written for National Poetry Writing Month in 2018. Previously published on my blog.

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Released Under a Creative Commons Licence, so please share and distribute if you want.

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Spare Parts

Created in collaboration with M. Amelia Eikli, Spare Parts is a small chapbook combining flash fiction and visual poetry. Amelia wrote flash fiction around the theme of what is missing. I then took her original stories and transformed them into blackout poems. Printed side by side, the twelve poems alter and compliment the meaning of the stories. Exploring themes of loss, this is a unique experimental pamphlet.

Limited run published by Thought Letter Media. Available directly from me on this very website.

Our Voices in The Chaos

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A unique combination of blackout poetry and normal poetry, Our Voices in the Chaos is my debut poetry chapbook, published in September 2019 by Selcouth Station. In these blackout poems, you will be drawn into the maddening chaos of the world and find your own voices singing within. It deals with ghosts, anxiety and complete societal collapse, but with glimmers of hope strewn throughout like the stars in the empty night sky.

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