It's been a hard couple of years for the lot of us, and words, in both the written and the vocal form, have become a struggle at times. My muse caught coronavirus not long after the first lockdown but I learned a long time ago that our writing ability is like a muscle, it needs regular exercise or else it atrophies.

This collection is made up of bits and pieces to tide you over until the next proper book comes out: random little snippets, stories, thoughts, memories, and worries that I've forced myself to put down on paper for fear of that muscle atrophy

Short Stories include:

One Night in Digbeth


Jeff and Sylvia


Matthew Cash is back with a new collection of poetry, short stories and confessions. Withering social commentary, coming of age and coping with covid - all delivered with the unique combination of bleak comedy and heart that has become Cash's calling card. 

Em Dehaney, author of Food of the Gods, Searcher of the Thames, Ten Minute Warning

An intriguing look into the mind of Matthew Cash, this mini-collection serves as a series of vignettes, depicting all manner of life and horror. From heartfelt poetry and musings to short stories and thought-provoking extracts, this book will leave you wanting more.

Linda Nagle, author of Stranger Companies




A hilltop cemetery where the dead just won’t stay sleeping. An ill-fated voyage to an uncharted region off the coast of Iceland. An English village reminded of its heritage through the discovery of ancient bones.These tales and more can be found within the first short story collection from author Lex H Jones. Light the fire, make yourself a comforting drink, make sure the doors and windows are lined with salt, and settle in to enjoy this gathering of haunts and horrors.

Lex Jones’ writing definitely has an air of those classic master storytellers – like James, Hodgson and Blackwood – about it, but make no mistake he’s a true modern original. His characterisation is spot on, the tales he tells make you think, and horror leaves you chilled. What more could you ask for? I see a bright future ahead for him, so get on board with his fiction now!

Paul Kane, award-winning and bestselling author of Before, Sherlock Holmes and the Servants of Hell and Arcana.

In Whistling Past the Graveyard, Lex H. Jones takes the reader's hand and leads them down a darkened path beset by Jamesian supernatural terrors and folk horror nightmares.

Rich Hawkins, author of King Carrion and The Plague Series