Free Kindle Book – How I Became The Fat Bloke & Other Stories

Free for the next five days: How I Became The Fat Bloke & Other Stories  Available FREE for the Kindle here (UK) and here (US)   How I Became the Fat Bloke and Other Stories is a collection of 19 short stories by David Hadley, including – in the title story – how one manContinue reading “Free Kindle Book – How I Became The Fat Bloke & Other Stories”

Closing Down

It’s true that it wasn’t the job I’d always wanted, but, as I confidently expected to become a rock star in the very near future, I thought it would be good enough in the meantime. So, the job in the record shop, initially part-time while I waited for my big break, felt close enough toContinue reading “Closing Down”

Summer Sale – All Books 77p Each

Now the traditional British summer is here, no doubt you will want something to do while you wait for the traditional summer rains to drown the traditional summer wasps and it is safe once more to venture outside. What better way to spend all that time than reading? Consequently for the rest of the summerContinue reading “Summer Sale – All Books 77p Each”


Socks Martin could hear the sound of distant drawers from the bedroom upstairs, Sally opening them; noisily rummaging through them and then ramming them shut again. “Socks! I said: socks!” Sally yelled down the stairs. “Socks?” Martin replied walking across to the bottom of the stairs and looking up. Sally appeared on the landing andContinue reading “Socks”

Lizard Man

Despite the heat he always wore the same clothes, day in, day out: A long raincoat, a homburg hat, and a pair of dusty torn trousers with ragged turn-ups – which seemed to emphasise those feet of his. The long, arching claws emerging out of his scaly skin like scimitars. In the heat of mid-dayContinue reading “Lizard Man”

Short Story: Twisting the Night Away

[Available here (UK) or here (US)] (Short story – 5,000 words approx.) If you want to get an ex-girlfriend back, what could be a better way of impressing her than a magic carpet ride through the night to a romantic evening together in some alternate dimension? [Available here (UK) or here (US)] * ‘What is it?’ I said, already thinking I knew theContinue reading “Short Story: Twisting the Night Away”

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