Simon John Cox


Simon John Cox was born in Tunbridge Wells, has a degree in chemistry, a job in marketing and a black belt in Taekwon-Do. He has been writing fiction for as long as he can remember. He has had various short stories published, and is editing his second novel whilst trying to interest agents in his first. Simon is a founder member of the Tunbridge Wells Writers group, and is currently starring as the protagonist in his autobiography.

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The Slender Man
By Simon John Cox
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 19,180. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2012. Category: Fiction
When Adam Bradford's sister goes missing he drops everything to assist the police, but the blurred photographs of a creature that should not exist and the trail that leads from her garden into the forest soon convince him that this is no ordinary missing person incident.
After Jeff Goldblum And The Ripples In The Water
By Simon John Cox
Price: Free! Words: 1,010. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction
The recollection of a less than inspiring date to see Jurassic Park. Written for the 2012 Electric Lantern Festival.
The Reality Machines
By Simon John Cox
Price: Free! Words: 1,100. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction
A paranoid man absconds from the care home where he lives to record a warning about a mysterious green door. Written for the 2012 Electric Lantern Festival.
Distant Machines
By Simon John Cox
Price: $1.44 USD. Words: 11,090. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2012. Category: Fiction
Three short stories that speculate about the distant machines that may or may not influence mankind's future.
Totentanz: A Macabre Triptych
By Simon John Cox
Price: $1.44 USD. Words: 9,650. Language: English. Published: October 20, 2011. Category: Fiction
Three short stories that delight in the macabre, the gruesome and the grotesque.
The Restoration Man & The Pélissier Scroll
By Simon John Cox
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,860. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
In The Restoration Man one man's obsession with the restoration of a near-mythical car is thrown into sharp perspective following the death of his wife as his life becomes haunted by her echo; in The Pélissier Scroll a man finally unravels the mystery of the ancient scroll that has guided, driven and shaped his life. Two short stories.
Three Easy Pieces
By Simon John Cox
Price: Free! Words: 960. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2010. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Three pieces of short fiction. By Simon John Cox.
Summer In Ridley
By Simon John Cox
Price: Free! Words: 2,170. Language: English. Published: January 18, 2010. Category: Fiction
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ridley, Texas is a jungle of blood, violence and fury - can even the out-of-control, sleep-deprived vigilantes of the Lone Star Defense Force tame it? A short story by Simon John Cox.

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  • The Hole Between Mine and Yours: Liquid Logic from a Dirty Tumbler on Aug. 25, 2011
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    The Hole Between Mine And Yours is the debut collection of poems from Christina M. Grey, and if its quality is anything to go by then I doubt it will be the last. The tones of her poems range from rude to thoughtful to playful, and the often breathtaking turns of phrase are carried forward by a skilful urgency of rhythm. Even when Grey is being a little bit dirty - which I suspect is quite a lot, although I'm probably too naive and innocent to realise quite how much - her voice is clear and precise, and the lines slide smoothly down the page. She is a great observer the shapes of our experiences and reading the poems for smaller or larger insights will be hugely enjoyable, but the great joy of this book, I think, is in the unexpected phrase, couplet or verse that stops you in your tracks and forces you to smile, raise your eyebrows or laugh out loud. The poems are frequently arresting, funny and witty. "Melting", for example, gives us "whimper courage / liquid shrink / dumber up her / sloppy wink", whilst "Ode To No One" provides "i've yet to meet a worthy beau / or if i have, he had to go" and "Sideways Signs Of Balance" gives "Pause it if the absolute is farther than its value / Pause it if the lesson's lost to Math instead of Matthew". "Reverse Symbiosis", "Have Knots, Won't Work" and "Girls Are Mean" are wonderful (quoting part of them would not do them justice here), and I've read "Wet" over and over again - I won't tell you why, but you'll understand when you read it. I don't read a lot of poetry, so I'm very pleased that I discovered this collection. I'm recommending it to everyone