Tommy Dakar


Born in England Tommy Dakar now lives and works in Granada, Spain. Author of short stories, novels, novellas and song lyrics he is also a musician and composer. He has worked in factories, on construction sites, in the investigation department of an important bank, as a busker, a shopkeeper and a gardener. He was a language teacher for many years, breaking into translation and bilingual representation. His works have been published to critical acclaim on various literary sites, including Storychord, SNReview, Write this, Write From Wrong, Language and Culture etc He has also been published in Spanish on Palabras Diversas and Ariadna.
A collection of short stories, Unzip and Other Compact Stories, has recently been published, along with his satirical novels Balls, and Thick and Fast. The Trap-Door, which is literary fiction, and Falls the Shadow, a dvandva or twin set of separate yet inseparbale short novels are aso available at Smashwords. He is also working on another novel, due out soon.
Here are some links to his published work.
A World Apart published on Storychord. (
Also accepted for publication on MondayNightLit.
Also published in print form by SNReview, Summer 2011 issue.

Bellavista published on Language and Culture (

News of the World published 15th Feb 2011 on WriteFromWrong (

The Mystery Tour published November 2011 on Write This (

La Noche Mas Larga published in Spanish July 2011 at Palabras Diversas (
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Smashwords Interview

How has Smashwords contributed to your success?
Smashwords is an excellent showcase for all authors. It is serious, well thought out and totally democratic. Without such sites our works simply do not reach a wider audience.
What is the greatest joy of writing for you?
People often ask why I write, especially as it is 'unproductive' according to certain standards. But I would continue to write, and compose too for that matter, regardless of possible recognition, because creating something out of nothing is intrinsically gratifying.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Tommy Dakar online


Unzip and Other Compact Stories
Price: Free! Words: 23,480. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A new collection of short stories by Tommy Dakar. From humour to intrigue, from irony to philosophy, each piece has been carefully constructed to perform its task.
Thick and Fast
Price: Free! Words: 68,290. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ambrose Ork was born thick. By contrast Harvey Paulson, the new owner of the mansion, was ambitious, and as fast as they come. So when the body was found it was clear who would take the blame. Because there was nothing Ambrose could do to change things. Or was there?
Falls the Shadow
Price: Free! Words: 46,300. Language: English. Published: March 24, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Falls the Shadow consists of twin short stories, Falls the Shadow and La Feria, which, although they have defined identities, share a common heritage and are in many ways inseparable.
A World Apart and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 19,300. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
A collection of short stories by the author of Balls and The Trap-Door, most have which have been selected for publication in literary magazines. Quality literature ranging from humour to the unsettling.
The Trap-Door
Price: Free! Words: 47,910. Language: English. Published: January 13, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
The trap-door takes Kevin Galt from his everyday world of logic and reason into an underworld of fantasy and imagination. Until one day the trap-door ceases to be a metaphor and becomes all too real. What lurks in the deepest recesses of our minds? What are we all capable of? Are there limits or rules of any kind? Kevin Galt would be forced to find out.
Price: Free! Words: 71,180. Language: English. Published: December 7, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
When Paul Kavanagh decided to castrate himself with a pair of sheepshears, he had no idea that he was unwittingly setting the balls in motion, and that the consequences would be devastating.

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