Posts Tagged ‘On The Premises’

The God Star

Wednesday, October 17th, 2018

I’m delighted to say that my story, The God Star, has just been published by the excellent On The Premises magazine. It’s the third story of mine they’ve published, so Tarl and Co. evidently have excellent taste. It’s available to read online completely free. Here’s a taster:

“Don’t die here.”

I stopped, the tube of champagne resting on my lips, and looked at the man drifting opposite me, silhouetted by the seething energies of the Ratnayeke Rift.

“Not quite the toast I expected.” I tried a smile. “Maybe, ‘Good luck’ or ‘Cheers’ or,” I remembered his name, “‘Salud’.”

To read the rest of the story, go here.

Acceptance notes – no.17 in a series

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Yay! An acceptance note. For my story, The God Star, from the excellent On the Premises magazine, who have published another story by me, Neighbour From Heaven.

Dear Edoardo:

Thank you for entering the 32nd “On The Premises” short story contest. We received 377 entries. Your entry earned an honorable mention, so we will soon pay you $60 in US funds.

That’s pretty good considering I didn’t even win!

Timothy and the Animals

Monday, July 9th, 2012

Timothy and the Animals is now available online, from the excellent On The Premises team. A taster:

Dear Mr. President/Prime Minister – please delete as applicable

(Timothy had seen this on a form once and thought it looked very official.)

I love animals, but we’ve only got cats and dogs round here, unless you count Megs and his gang. Please could you send me one of yours,

Your Friend,


PS. I promise to vote for you when I grow up.

PPS. And say nice things about you to the papers.

Timothy and the Animals

Friday, June 15th, 2012

I’ve put a short taster from Timothy and the Animals up on my ‘Stories‘ page. It should be appearing in the next issue of On The Premises.

Acceptance Notes – no.4 in a series

Monday, June 11th, 2012

The trouble with this acceptance note is that the acceptance note itself is so boring as to persuade me not to inflict it on you. However, although the note is tedious, the publication, On The Premises, is not, and neither is the story, Timothy and the Animals, that will appear in its next issue.