Alex Harford Short Stories & Poetry

Short Stories, Lyrics & Poetry

Alex Harford's Writing

In 2018, I started submitting short stories for publication, so this page will fill up when (fingers-crossed) I sell stories. After a long string of form rejections, I've had a few encouraging notes from editors and picked up Honourable Mentions in the Writers of the Future contest, so I'm getting closer!

You'll receive an unpublished story or poem as thanks for signing up to my mailing list below (a genre of your choice if requested).

My plan was to write mostly fantasy and speculative fiction, but I've accidentally written literary and horror too.

I also write lyrics and poetry - a couple of old favourites are below.



A poem inspired by a waterfall and Scottish glen, available in "Poetry Before Anything" (2020).

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" (2018), available from (and to raise funds for) The Brampton Museum in Newcastle-under-Lyme. It features former Staffordshire Poet Laureate, Bert Flitcroft, and other local writers.

Short Stories

Nothing to see here (yet)


Decide in the Eyes

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

Favourites (by Other Writers)

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.

Writing E-mail Updates (Free Flash Fiction or Poem)

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