Wayne Smallman


When you're young, you think you know everything and life is indistinguishable from a game. It's only when you get older — when you begin to doubt the authenticity of the event and question the rules — that experience begins to count for something. And to quote the inimitable Forbes Bingley, a recurring character of several novels: "Life makes you stronger, at a price."

In a sense, life has been preparation — practice, perhaps — for this wild stab at being an author. After all, how hard can it be, putting one word after another? Of course, like anything else in life, you only get out what you put in. At times, writing is both cathartic and semi autobiographical, where I catch myself looking backwards whimsically, lustily, with regret, a wry smile, a despondent glower or growing doubt.

But writing is also a journey, one with no intentional destination, just waypoints I may navigate towards from time to time, at leisure. Though I must admit, it's a journey I would prefer not to make alone.

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Price: $1.15 USD. Words: 35,060. Language: British English. Published: March 8, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
After many years, two former school friends meet by chance. Or do they? Deborah — a high-flying corporate lawyer, now living in New York — remembers a sequence of events one way, while Ben — a travel writer and campaigning journalist — remembers them another. But why? What they uncover is more disturbing than anything they could have ever imagined.
A Darkening of Fortune
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 108,330. Language: English. Published: September 8, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Hard sci-fi, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A riot-torn London struggles under a rising tide of violence sweeping up through England. Joe is no super hero, and things don't quite work out the way they do in the movies. As his exploits become more elaborate, Joe becomes the target of a determined Colonel Rooney — head of the prototype research program — who pursues him across the fiery cityscape of a London deep in the grip of turmoil.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
On the verge of a major breakthrough in sleep therapy, Barbara Ostermann, an expert in sleep disorders, uncovers a conspiracy that threatens an international crisis. Enlisting the help of her brother, Karl, Barbara seeks to foil a plot to assassinate DeShaun Gates, a strident campaigner for racial equality. But Karl's dream of averting disaster skims along the abyss of a monumental nightmare.
Earth Day
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 18,050. Language: English. Published: May 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the aftermath of a devastating invasion by an unstoppable alien force, Leonora "Lenny" Dixon wants answers. Why are they here, and what do they want? Lenny and her boyfriend Jay begin a journey south, through the northern city of Manchester, discovering the terrifying purpose of the invaders, revealing the horrifying truth behind the disappearing civilization of man, and of mankind itself.

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