Forthcoming publications : Some good news! Two short stories have recently been accepted for publication. A slice of sci-fi called PRESENT TENSE and a ghostly, sinister tale called SIGN OF LIFE will soon feature in a print anthology and online literary magazine respectively. Watch this space… Best wishes, Ian.

December News

IMITATION of LIFE: A Short Story Collection

A psychiatrist cures a husband who can predict his wife’s every thought, a man receives the ultimate gift from his ex, a father returns from the underworld for his son’s birthday, the last man on earth can’t be sure he is. In this collection of short stories and tall tales, the speculative rub shoulders with the truth, divine comedies with warnings for the curious, and sleepless dreams of dystopia take root a little too close to home.

Available in Paperback and eBook format via Amazon

July News

The Haunting of Lord Baraclough, a sinister short story set in a Victorian Barber-Surgeon shop, has been published by storgy.com alongside An Acceptable Violence, one of my first published works. Click here to read (if you dare!). Another short story, Balancing Act, is also due for publication shortly…

June News

My sinister Victorian short story, THE HAUNTING OF LORD BARACLOUGH, has been picked up by STORGY.com and is due for publication in mid-July. Also, an audio version of OLD RAIN makes it onto my YouTube channel.

May News

Following the recent publication of my short sci-fi story, PRESENT TENSE, I decided to dip my toe in audio narration. One thing led to another…

PRESENT TENSE – Copyright Ian Murphy 2021


This month see the release of the poetry and prose anthology PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, published by ForPub. My short story, PRESENT TENSE, features alongside many talented writers, with wonderful cover art by Ericka Duffy. Available here…