Drew Payne


I live and work in London, England, which has influenced a lot of my writing.

My short stories have appeared in the anthologies, Showtime 2020, Showtime 2019, The Monster in My Closet, Eros at Large, A Boxful of Ideas and Boys in Bed. My essay, More Than Just Making Beds and Emptying Bedpans, was published in the collection Nurses on the Run.

Plus, my short stories have been published in the journals Chroma, ScotsGay, Creative Week, Flash Fiction Magazine, Indie Scene and Gazebo; and have been performed as part of the literary salon, Are You Sitting Comfortably.

I am also a regular contributor to the magazines BJN, BJCN, and Nursing Standard, and for the Nursing Standard I have been a guest editor.

My sketches have been performed in the satirical review shows Treason Show and Newsrevue.

Where to find Drew Payne online


Moving Pictures
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,070. Language: British English. Published: January 6, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
When three lives don’t collide. Helen has cooked a special, surprise meal for her husband, but he still hasn’t returned home. Paul has parked his car at the side of the road, but he doesn’t know where to drive to next. Craig is working late, but his mind isn’t on his work. Three people are caught in one moment in their lives, during a July evening, but can they make the right decision?
His Story
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,120. Language: British English. Published: August 30, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
Chris, a gay man living in London, is not living the fabulous life. Instead, he struggles with relationships and friendships, but he living with the aftermath of religious abuse. As a teenager he was a member of an ex-gay (conversion therapy) group. This six-part fictional story follows Chris over six, different moments in his life.
Five Days
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 19,420. Language: British English. Published: April 7, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Twelve-year-old Byron doesn’t know what lies ahead of him, he doesn’t know how his life will change. He does know that he’s been sent out to play in the garden while his beloved father visits. And he knows his mother’s cough is getting worse. This novella is set over five different days, over five consecutive months, as Bryon faces loss and grief and an adult world that is rushing past him.
Boxing Day 1975
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,160. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay
It is Boxing Day, 1975, and a family sits down together to watch that evening’s blockbuster film on the television, the fantasy film One Million Years BC. But it is 1975 and things are beginning to change.
Case Studies in Modern Life
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 38,020. Language: English. Published: July 12, 2021 . Categories: Fiction » LGBTQ+ » Gay, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
What are the lives of urban gay men? Is there a world beyond dating apps and searching for Mr Right? This collection of twenty-two original short stories focuses on different areas of modern gay men’s lives. How do gay men manage their health, their bodies, growing older, relationships with others, and many other things that go under the gaydar? Gay life can be good but also complicated.

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