Fiction and screen achievements
- BFI Network funded screenplay (2020)
- Received Creative Writing MA (with Distinction) (2021)
- Feature Film Project selected for development with EIFF Talent Lab Connects (2021)
- Fiction publication in Mslexia (2021)
- Shortlisted for scholarships with Faber Academy and Curtis Brown Creative (2021/22)
- Selected for BIFA Springboard Programme Cohort (2022)
- She Lives Alone awarded Best Drama Under £100k at regional Royal Television Society (2022)
- Personal essay published at Dread Central (2022)
- Selected for Curtis Brown Creative Breakthrough (2022)
- Columnist for Mslexia (2022/23)
- Selected for EIFF Talent Lab (2022)
You, Me, and Screenwriting • Column • Mslexia (Print Magazine) • Forthcoming (Year-long commission over 2022/23) • Nonfiction, how to write short films (and how you can use them to progress) • When I’m setting out on a new project, I ask myself just one question: What have I always wanted to say out loud, but never had the courage to? That is the baseline for every story I have ever told.
Touch as a List of Horror Films • Personal Essay • Meat (Limited Print Anthology, Touch) • Forthcoming • Nonfiction, how I fell in love with horror films • When I felt trapped inside my own skin, it was sitting in a darkened room and watching these films that saw into me at my messiest, my most fragile. It was these films that sat me down and explained to me that I was going to be okay.
Featured fiction and nonfiction
How I Reclaimed the Final Girl as an Asexual • Personal Essay • Dread Central (Online Magazine) • June 2022 • Nonfiction, how I got to know the final girl, and how she helped me reclaim myself • The final girl is a fiction, so we, those who feel a little lost somewhere in the obscurity of the margins, can make her whoever we need her to be in order to survive.
Itch • Flash Fiction • Mslexia (Print Magazine, Issue 92) • December 2021 • Literary Fiction, an unhinged therapist and a frightened patient • She wants to see inside. Unspool all that is dark. I wonder if she is mad like me.
I’m Spoken For • Personal Essay • Ghouls on Film (Limited Print Zine) • June 2022 • Nonfiction, POV: you’re a woman at a horror filmmaking networking event in London • The room was full of men and boys, all wearing a black t-shirt with some sun-faded horror movie artwork their mum had probably washed the colour out of years ago.
Anon, Bluebeard’s Final Wife • Flash Fiction • Nymphs Literary Journal (Online Magazine) • May 2022 • Literary Fiction, a retelling of Bluebeard, following his final wife and her discovery of his dark secret • His warm smile was the thing I loved most. It possessed me. It whispered promises in abundance. It swore to love, grow old and then go to the grave with me.
She, The Monster • Short Story • Mathair (Online Magazine) • March 2022 • Literary fiction, a Creature is stolen from her home in the river and plots her revenge • I decide that you’ve not seen much of the world and all the beauty it harbours. You are a spec and our rivers and oceans are infinite.
Unravel Me • Short Story • Warning Lines (Online Magazine & Print) ∙ September 2021 ∙ Literary Fiction, an exploration of death and a return to nature ∙ My home is a tired old thing. Patterns overbear my wallpaper. Wallpaper overbears my walls.
Changeling ∙ Short Story ∙ The Horizon Magazine (Print Magazine, Issue 3) ∙ July 2021 ∙ Literary Fiction, a modern folktale about growing up in the wild ∙ I wondered if we were changelings – the ones Mum told me about before bedtime. Difficult and different creatures.
The Hanged Woman ∙ Flash Fiction ∙ Eerie River (Print Anthology, Dark Magic) ∙ May 2021 ∙ Horror, a quick but chilling tale of the witch from the boathouse ∙ The people from the hamlet know to stay well away from the wood for fear of disappearing.
The No One Woman ∙ Flash Fiction ∙ Small Leaf Press (Print Magazine, Issue 1) ∙ March 2021 ∙ Literary Fiction, from her small corner of the earth, she learns for more ∙ Behind her, she left a trail of impermanent impressions. Unimportant footprints that would be brushed away. Nothing would remain of her when the day was done.
Fragments ∙ Creative Nonfiction ∙ Boshemia (Online Magazine & Print, Issue 4) ∙ December 2020 & February 2021 ∙ Nonfiction, exploring intimacy and explaining asexuality ∙ Our lives are fragments of memories, half-remembered, but potent. These parts of ourselves, broken or unbroken, when put together, form a lived truth.
A-Ok ∙ Personal Essay ∙ SINK Magazine (Print Magazine, Issue 2) ∙ February 2021 ∙ Nonfiction, an exploration of growing up, queerness and asexuality ∙ I’d hoped, crushed between his sheets, I’d have fixed myself but it wasn’t medicine and it didn’t fix me.
The Family ∙ Flash Fiction ∙ Fudoki Magazine (Online Magazine) ∙ February 2021 ∙ Literary Fiction, a family goes mad ∙ I wonder if my family was ever normal, or if, as time has unravelled, they lost their wits.
The Lady Crow ∙ Short Story ∙ Kandisha Press (Print Anthology, The One That Got Away) ∙ February 2021 ∙ Literary Fiction, a housewife thrust inside a folk horror ∙ She had always wanted an all-American housewife smile but she could only muster a tired sense of northern charm.
LIFF Report ∙ Nonfiction ∙ BFI Network (Online Report) ∙ November 2020 ∙ Nonfiction, filmmaker, Lucy Rose, sinks into her sofa for LIFF ∙ Going to LIFF has lit a fire in me. I am burning once again with ideas and inspiration…
Damn Spot ∙ Short Story ∙ A&A (Print Magazine, Issue 2) ∙ October 2020 ∙ YA Literary Horror, the story of Lady Macbeth’s twisted childhood ∙ The first witch was called eyes, the second witch was called hands and the third was named lips.
The Fleeting Tale of Demeter ∙ Short Story ∙ The Selkie (Digital Anthology, The Same Havoc) ∙ May 2020 ∙ Literary Fiction, exploring the aftermath of domestic trauma ∙ My memories are like the pieces of a jigsaw, all mixed up and none of them seem to fit.
The Orange Seller ∙ Short Story ∙ DBB (Print Anthology, Little Book of Fairy Tales) ∙ November 2019 ∙ YA Literary Fiction, queer romance, fairytale love and a happy ending ∙ The girl before me beheld a most precious beauty. More so than any gods could wish upon their fairest muses, or even themselves.
I’ve also had publications featured in CP Quarterly (formally Crepe & Penn), The Ampersand Project (formally Fearless Femme / Fearlessly), Royal Rose Magazine and Drabble via The Scottish Book Trust. These were all published under a pseudonym.
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