The Numinous: "Coming Home to my Hoodoo Roots"
An article on magic, spirituality and growing up with Creole roots in England's capital and remedying debilitating feelings of displacement and not belonging with the traditions of ancestors.
Available to read here at The Numinous
BBC Radio 4 Broadcast: "The Girl in the Painting"
A short work about a boy who falls in love with the image of a girl in a painting whom he spends his life searching for. Read by Carl Prekopp.
First aired August 2019 alongside BBC Short Story Week.
Available to listen at BBC Radio 4
BBC Radio 4 Broadcast:"Memento Mori"
Gothic tale of a photographer whose photos reveal more than hoped. Read by Carl Prekopp.
First aired September 2017 alongside BBC Short Story Week.
Available to listen at BBC Radio 4
"Bare Lit" (Possession)
Possession is a short story about a woman trying to free herself of a demon who wishes that she do harm to dark souls, in the name of justice.
"In 2016, a group of UK authors of color founded the Bare Lit Festival: the first ever literary and author festival featuring only UK writers of color. Bare Lit collects short stories and poetry by literary luminaries whose work represents the values and mission of the festival."
Short Story Collection:
"The Other World, It Whispers"
Shortlisted for: the Rising Star award at the DIVA Literary Awards 2017, Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2017 and long listed for Saboteur Awards 2017.
From the secrets of the forest, to the magic of the sea, these nine stories tell of what happens when passion, desire, loneliness and imprisonment lead us on a search for freedom and empowerment – no matter what the cost.
A woman makes a deal with gods and goddesses in order to bring a slanderous town down to its knees, a man who has lost everything finds himself in the graveyards of Paris, turning to dark magic to ensure success, an opulent masked ball becomes the stage of spite and revenge, a teenage boy who believes he is in the wrong body calls out to mermaids to enchant him.
With strands of classic fairy and folklore weaved through, the unknown – the silent and dark – is explored. Where spirits, deities and witches lurk, but also where the beauty of life and renewal can be found.
Available at all good bookshops and online (Salt Publishing).
Oh!Magazine Blog(formerly Oh Comely!):"The Magical Maps of Me"
Written to coincide with Oh Comely's print issue for their chosen theme "Enchantment", this is a piece on how I explored and navigated my way through the physical body to heal the emotional body.
Read full piece at Oh Comely, originally published October 2016.Image by Lauren Maccabee
"An Unreliable Guide to London"
Nightingale Lane is a story about a road in Clapham South where Sylphs, the air nymphs, twirl on the breeze and guide the reader along. They recount tales of those who have frequented the area, both in this world and in another.
A short story/London guide to a charming little nook in the South West.
Available from Influx Press or select uk bookstores
"Flamingo Land and Other Stories" (Layla and the Axe)
Layla and the Axe is a fairytale that also features in the collection, The Other World It Whispers.
When Layla hears that a mysterious man in the woods is tampering with the girls from her village, she decides to bravely take matters into her own hands. She walks deep into the forest, taking with her an axe, and her pet fox, Rowan.
Available from Amazon UK