Writing

This page includes a collection of my writing and poetry.

The stories are some of my earliest and are a good place to start if you’re interested in my writing. I was a teenager at the time I wrote most of them; my writing has come a long way since but I think the ideas are still good and they show how my writing began.

I started writing poetry much later than fiction and these are all the poems I have written. They show my evolution quite well and I consider myself as much a poet now as a fiction writer, which is ironic as I didn’t think I was much of a poet at first.

I hope you enjoy my writing. ~ CJ.

Fiction

  • A Glimpse of the Future (1999)
    The first story I published in 2000. It follows a day in the life of James Blake, showing how the future might be 150 years from now. I was 15 when I wrote it.
  • The Religion of Death (2001)
    Executioner David Reynolds travels to the colony world of Flint to perform a mercy slaying, but soon finds himself in the midst of a crisis that could lead to the slaughter of an alien race.
  • The Life Artist (2003)
    Life Artists create vivid portraits of a person by gaining insights into their life. But the process is taxing and Daniel Ryan’s latest portrait risks destroying everything he stands for.
  • Monica Davis (2003)
    Monica Davis can swap bodies with any person; for a fee she endures any pain while her clients continue with their lives. But when a client abuses her body, Monica must find a new way to live.
  • The Fountain’s Reflection (2003)
    Three childhood friends, soon to be separated by university and the beginnings of new lives, dare each other to go on one last adventure. But they are not prepared for what they will find…
  • The Prophet (2004)
    In an alternate history Aaliyah, an Egyptian princess, travels to Rome to marry the brother of the Emperor. There she finds a man who tells her things that cannot possibly be true…

Poetry

All poems licenced under a Creative Commons Licence