Short Stories, Lyrics & Poetry

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Alex Harford's Writing

I've recently started to send short stories out for publication, so this page will fill up when (fingers-crossed) I get stories published. I'm quite excited and confident that at least a couple of them will eventually. The wait-time can be long - the first publisher I've submitted to has about a 6-month response time.

I mostly write fantasy and speculative fiction, plus some science fiction. Recently I've written a few horror stories without realising - I thought they were just weird, but when they were classified as horror by others, I realised I write horror too! I've also accidentally written literary fiction.



A poem inspired by a waterfall and Scottish glen.

When I Go, Will You Be There?

A poem that became a song.

Drawing on Maps in South Uist

A poem published in the booklet "Mapology", available from The Brampton Museum in Newcastle-under-Lyme. It features former Staffordshire Poet Laureate, Bert Flitcroft, and other local writers.

Short Stories

Fen Barfoot

This is one of the first short stories I wrote, and there's lots of room for improvement! It's just as it was written during a writing workshop (inspired by the Staffordshire Hoard), with no edits, but I'll rewrite at some point.


Decide in the Eyes

"Decide in the eyes, it worked for me
Open your own, then maybe you'll see."


Favourite Short Stories (by Other Writers)

I don't have much of my own writing online yet, so here are some of my favourite short stories, and where to find them.

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