Digital Ischemia

Wacky, witty, over-wrought, Scottish short fiction

Recent highlights

Wratislaw – a drily hyperbolic, humorous short story: a pianist with a passion for Janáček’s music finds the composer’s unrequited infatuation is part of the bargain

Eye of the Storm – a wry, wide-toothed comb through a relationship defined by extreme weather events

The Tool and Parabola Hyperbolae – my Truthache series staggers on with another two searing instalments of petty neighbourhood vengeance

Three Boxes – quirky short story laced with metaphor

In the Dark – short radio drama scripts revelling in radio’s capacity for misdirection



Less Than Stories – scripted short legal interview challenging inter-species perceptions

Felix – short story teetering on the boundary between accepted relationships and transgression

Night on the Tiles – elegy for one death in an infinity

The Santa Hat – daft thought process indulging my seasonal hyper-consumerism dysphoria

Flickering Shades – fictionalised report of three plants at different stages of extinction

Isolates – dialogue, abstraction and narrative forming a short story about separation and changing perception



Fossoway Flora – satirical fairy tale where paganism meets gaming, with a longer sequel for the masochistic

Night Ride and Sunrise – summer solstice short story and sequel inspired by Sibelius’ rich journey (sans alliteration, mostly)

Truthache – series of wacky, paranoid, revenge fantasy morsels

Cold Call – series of telephone conversations where truth comes away in layers

The Fly and the Mountain – satirical distillation of my irritation with ‘spiritual superiority’

The Lassie and The Legume – wacky, whimsical, multi-part short story extending the fairytale The Princess and The Pea in a world of fantasy and illusion

Ruin – short swipe at the heady enchantment of late summer verdure

Mythofaun – edgy three-part short story about a wise woman’s apprentice and a mythical creature

What You Wish For – Jane Austen science fiction; a feature-length screenplay about a woman seeking in another time the man she can’t have in the present

Glen Tosied – darkly humorous multi-part short story around maladjusted characters trying to find a meaningful life in dystopia


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