David Hadley


A bloke who writes stuff.

Fiction across and between genres.

David Hadley was born in 1959. He is married with three children and lives in the Black Country, UK.
He worked in the building trade and the electric supply industry. He has been a rock musician, mature student, househusband and stay-at-home dad.

His writing has been published in several magazines in the UK and US. Many of his pieces have been Cherry-picked by the editors at abctales.com, including some selected as Story of the Week. (http://www.abctales.com/user/38640).

Some reader comments:

“Mysterious and lovely, who is she, god or woman, or both?”
“I think I just broke all my vital organs laughing”
“Exciting story, mysterious woman, like the sunshine ending!”
“Some really great images here….”
“The hamsters of doom. Dammit, that’s poetry. Well done”
“What a gift you have”
“I just sprayed barely masticated tomato all over my keyboard from laughing too hard”
“there are lots of superlatives, but I'm sure you've heard them all before. Great story.”
“Great story - fine twists.”
“This is stunning, I've read it over and over again and will do many times today.”
“This made me laugh so much, tears came into my eyes….”
“Wow, that's beautiful, and beautifully written.”
“oh my god….I just about died laughing reading this…it’s genius! Pure genius! Especially the bit about the fluffy particle…too funny.”
“this really made me laugh. I shall never look at a cup of tea in the same way again.”
“This is simply gorgeous, poignant and bittersweet. Thank you for this”
“fantastic! Love this line: 'where all the rules are torn / to scatter like coloured confetti '”
“highly creative and hilarious as always”

Smashwords Interview

What do your fans mean to you?
Everything. They are partners in the enterprise. Without a reader a novel, a story, a tale, a poem, are just words waiting. It takes a reader to breathe life into them, give them meaning and direction.
What are you working on next?
Several things. I have various works at various stages of completion. I work on first second and third drafts of different projects at the same time.

A couple of the current ones are out and out silly funny works, while one is a more serious novel that lies somewhere between a ghost story, a science fiction story and a fantasy.
Read more of this interview.

Where to find David Hadley online


An Undulation of a Shadow’s Edge
Price: Free! Words: 7,440. Language: British English. Published: February 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Dark creatures writhe in the city’s shadows, Claire has seen them and seen their hungry eyes watching her… and waiting.
Twisting The Night Away
Price: Free! Words: 5,190. Language: British English. Published: July 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Short Story: If you want to get an ex-girlfriend back, what could be a better way of impressing her than a magic carpet ride through the night to a romantic evening together in some alternate dimension?
The Sexiest Elbows I'd Ever Seen
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 12,350. Language: British English. Published: June 18, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
When we first met she was Emeritus Professor of Post-Colonial Marmalade at the University of Ffestiniog. This collection also contains several other stories of equal import, such as: 'Shropshire Smith and the Temple of Vegetables', 'The Dancing Sex Nuns of the Tenth Quadrant', 'The man with the Golden Cheese Baguette'. Plus other stories the like of which you will never have read before.

David Hadley's tag cloud

alternate dimensions    comedy    creatures    dark fanasy    fantasy contemporary    fear    funny    horror    humor    humor comedy    humour    magic    night    parody    scary    short fantasy    short story    story    surreal    urban fantasy