Books


THE INFINITE WOES OF BEING A HERO (A Fairy Tale)

picture of a fairy tale castle

The Infinite Woes of Being a Hero (A Fairy Tale) is a satirical novel about a modern day knight in shining armour who hates his job and longs to quit. Stallions, princesses and handsome knights mix with social media, networking dinners and HR to poke fun at the modern workplace, class prejudice and fairy tales.

Based on David Christopher Johnston’s first published short story of the same name (read here), The Infinite Woes of Being a Hero is at times hilarious and at times sad, charting the rise and fall of the charming, yet delusional protagonist, Sir Barry of Bognor, and the damage caused by the societal pressures of success and status.

The Infinite Woes of Being a Hero will be available in winter 2020.

CAUTION FRISBEES

A Short Story Collection

Caution Frisbees is a satirical short story collection from David Christopher Johnston which throws a cynical smirk at the mundane, comical and downright nonsensical stresses of everyday human existence. David takes a swipe at the micro dramas of love, work-life balance, boredom and the perils of spoiling your cat in a way that is certain to make you smile, laugh and maybe even cry (with laughter). 

The collection includes the short story, The Infinite Woes of Being a Hero (first published by Bandit Fiction), and five other stories and will be available in early 2021.

TEN SHEETS TO THE WIND

A Short Story Collection

Ten Sheets to the Wind is a short story collection from David Christopher Johnston which looks at the fragility of the human mind and the impact of the modern world on our sanity and relationships. David explores love, loss, fear, anxiety, pain and madness to encourage readers to confront the feelings that motivate our actions. 

This collection of seven stories includes Last Day, The Man in the Rain, Eighty-Four and Ward 31 and will be available in winter 2020.