Short Stories and Plays

“An American Mermaid in Paris” in Spare Parts Lit Magazine.

It’s NOT about a mermaid.

Published June 2022

https://sparepartslit.wixsite.com/sparepartslit/

“Greenfingered Growths with Murdoch Brimley” in Bear Creek Gazette

This alien invasion / gardening column can be found in the (web) pages of Bear Creek Gazette – a fictional paper for a very strange town. James was lucky enough to have a piece chosen for issue two and even luckier to be allowed to develop it into a series for subsequent issues.

Published March 2021 – March 2022

This is the link to the epilogue, but you can read the whole thing by clicking on the numbers at the top: https://www.welcometobearcreek.com/greenfingered-growths-epilogue

CAST IRON THEATRE’S EASTER EGGS

Jim wrote a short play, “Divinity or Chocolate” for this Easter Eggstravaganza. “A basket of Easter-themed short plays are ready to be performed but the actors read their scripts for the first time live on stage! It’s a celebration of new writing, comedy, and cold reading!” April 2018.

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CAST IRON THEATRE’S CHRISTMAS SELECTION BOX

Jim wrote a short play “The Queen’s Christmas Messy Age” for this seasonal event where submissions were gift-wrapped and unopened until it’s time to perform. December 2016

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“THE BOX” – HALLOWEEN DUKEANORY 2016

A short horror story on the theme of “The Box” was accepted by Cast Iron Theatre to be read  as part of their Jackanory-inspired event for Halloween, October 2016. Read more about that here.

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STORY FOR TITTER STORYTELLING NIGHT

Jim  read out a story at this Brighton comedy and storytelling night in February 2016. “All the President’s Hens” was specially (re) written for the night.

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HALLOWEEN DUKEANORY

A short ghost story in two parts was accepted by Cast Iron Theatre to be read by actors as part of their Jackanory-inspired event for Halloween, October 2015.

SLACKANORY

Jim read a short story as part of this short-lived Brighton-based story-telling night which was run by Rufus Hound and Ed Moore and best described by hyphenated words.

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