Blue Christmas @ Near To The Knuckle

“Why was Father Christmas upset when he got a sweater for Christmas?”
I shrug.
“Because he was hoping for a screamer or a moaner.”

Blue Christmas was the third of my three festive crime stories to go live last year, when it was published by UK crime site Near To The Knuckle on Christmas Day!

Funnily enough, my first ever NTTK story was a Christmas story too: Christmas Eve Can Kill You.

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Machine Gun Etiquette @ People Holding

Last month saw a brand new piece of flash fiction go online at People Holding, entitled Machine Gun Etiquette.

All of the stories on the site are written to a photographic prompt, which proved to be very challenging – but hugely satisfying.

As an added bonus, here is an audio version of the story, read by me!

People Holding is a great concept, very well executed, so stick around and investigate further.

Machine Gun Etiquette - Tom Leins