April 22, 2012


The time has come to close the doors here in the blogosphere and move on to pastures new. It's been good, it's been sweet, but I have to dip my toe in deeper waters. You understand, right?

I have started a site over at www.briangrantross.com (very original, I know). Come one, come all. It is probably the kick in the bits that I need.

So maybe I will see you in the morning, on the other side.


Nov 2006 - Apr 2012

April 07, 2012

Three More Wheels...

My blackly comic piece, Tricycle, makes yet another appearance, this time at the relatively new - and deceptively named - Slit Your Wrists! website.

It comes complete with a rather snazzy author photo, in case I wanted to deny it was me who wrote it...

March 02, 2012

Guilty (Or Not)...?

Paperback collection, The One That Got Away, is available now from Dark Prints Press, featuring my brutal four thousand word courtroom story, A Rhyme For the Crime. My contributor's copies should be arriving any day now, and I can't wait. There is a special feeling you get with an anthology that you just don't get from a magazine or online publication. I think it makes me feel like a proper writer.

If you don't check it out for me, then do so for the appearance of the crime writing maestro that is Lawrence Block - he's really rather good. Hopefully his name will raise the profile of this book, and maybe one day, I will be able to do the same.

Actually, no. Forget Block. Do it for me!

February 25, 2012

Winning! (Well, Not Quite...)

I discovered last week (via a rather narcissistic Google search, which we all do sometimes, right?) that I came third in the April 2011 contest over at FlashStories.net, with my dark tale, The House on Memory Lane. It's still up there now if you fancy a look.

The fact that the email notification of this never found my inbox, and the £100 cheque only arrived through my letterbox this morning, took a little of the shine away from my biggest contest win thus far, but hey, sometimes these things happen.

...so, I wonder what other things Google may turn up.

February 14, 2012

On The Geordie Shore...

I drove to Newcastle on the weekend, which probably doesn't mean too much if you don't know that I live in Aberdeen.

Admittedly, the 231 miles (according to Google Maps) to the one Upon Tyne, in England, is not quite as impressive as the 10,366 miles to the one in New South Wales would have been, but it would have been unlikely that I would have made it in to work on Monday had I driven there.

It was good to get away for the day, and almost get lost in a city I had never been, in amongst people I could barely understand.

Sometimes it is good to be an insignificant part of the picture rather than the one holding the paintbrush.

January 19, 2012


I made one today.

This one may keep me awake for a while.

January 05, 2012


...you will not be missed.