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My stories are stacked with humour and heart, like you’re catching up with friends – the most bonkers yet lovable kind. Scarcely believable and more chaotic than they have any right to be, but always great fun.

If you’re looking for high-stakes thrillers or high-brow literature, you’ve come to the wrong place… I mean, I love a bit of drama and a choice turn of phrase, but around here we’re after something a bit more cosy and relaxed.

So, if you prefer stories that don’t take themselves too seriously…

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The Rise and Shine series

Arthur is a highly strung closet case who may have just run into a reason to come out, and Gabriel has escaped the confines of his hometown only to find himself drawn right back into someone else’s orbit.

With our boys surrounded by a cast of chaotic characters and thrown into the most unlikely situations, this gay romcom novella series is loaded with banter, dashes of comic tragedy, and more food and booze than any story ought to have. Preview the first chapters for free, or grab your copies now.

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I have a selection of my short stories and flash fiction available, all free to read. Designed to enjoy while you’re waiting for the kettle to boil or for the bus to arrive, check them out here.

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Latest release

Big Decisions and Empty Stomachs. A Rise and Shine story by G B Ralph.

A gay romcom short story.

Working with Dad then lunching with Mum, all while a letter burns a hole in his pocket…

Gabriel’s at work, an after-school job he never dreamed he’d still be doing a decade later. And he’s still single too, something not likely to change while living in his small hometown. Despite all that, he’s comfortable and content – at least he thinks he is. Then he receives a letter that changes everything. It might just kickstart a career and a life he’s always dreamed of, or stop it dead in its tracks.

Will he get the choice? And if he does, will he go for it?

Surrounded by family, this short story is a snapshot checking in with Gabriel a few months before the start of Slip and Slide, and is another great entry point for the Rise and Shine series.

Free read. Read time: 20–30 minutes.

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