James Dargan


James Dargan was born in Birmingham, England, in 1974. Coming from an Irish background, he frequently writes about that experience. As well as England, he has also lived in the United States, Ireland, and - for the best part of fifteen years - in Warsaw, Poland, his home from home from home.

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Master Sisyphus and the Saveloy Men
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,560. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Working in a factory can be murder, literally. What does a saveloy, a bicycle and the Irish countryside have in common? Sausage Heaven, that's what, Britain's premier sausage & saveloy factory.
Red Corner, An Alternate History of Rus
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 103,980. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Medieval, Fiction » Alternative history
Against the all-conquering Grand Duchy of Muscovy, can the city-state of Novgorod save itself from total annihilation and bring the land of the Rus towards the West?
Transatlantic, The Ballad of Thomas Fox
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 55,460. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
HE CAME FOR A DREAM, BUT FOUND A NIGHTMARE. By the thousands they come, searching for a better life, hoping for the dreams to materialise. Mayo man Thomas Fox is just one of these dreamers.
Mister Blue Sky
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,190. Language: British English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general
Football's only a game. Real life isn't.
The Miracle at O'Hare's Pub
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 3,830. Language: English (Irish dialect). Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Galway, Ireland. At the wake of a young boy at O'Hare's pub, in walks Sean. Sean has powers, special powers, and he will use them to entertain the family in mourning. And maybe if they're lucky, a bit more besides. A short story of 3,700 words that blends Irish black humour, satire and fantasy to new heights of absurdity.
God and the Lonely Emperor
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 2,550. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Historical » General
A short story about what power can do to the human soul.
Portrait of Love Lost and Found in Ukrainian Cornfield
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 2,340. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Sasha and his wife, Tatiana, are enjoying a picnic under the hot summer sun. They are in love – or at least that's what Sasha thinks. With her doubts, Tatiana leaves him and walks into the nearby cornfield, where she seeks some answers to the stagnation in her life. This is a 2,300-word short story.
In the Dole-Drums
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Dean's got a problem: the 'back to work' course from the Jobcentre,. If he doesn't go, he'll lose his dole. With a girlfriend and two kids to look after, that doesn't sound good at all. We join him on the Monday morning in this gritty story of working-class realism. Will Dean survive a week of CV writing and government brainwashing to get him back to work? This is a 4,300-word short story.

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