It is with great joy and a big smile on my face that I can reveal that one of my stories, The Infinite Woes of Being a Hero, was published by UK fiction publisher, Bandit Fiction, on 5 August 2020.
The Infinite Woes of Being a Hero is a comedy story with a fantasy twist, telling the tale of a 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. It is a light-hearted tale that I hope you will enjoy (I certainly enjoyed writing it).
I want to express my gratitude to the Bandit Fiction team – who were friendly and supportive throughout the process – for taking a chance on a new writer and accepting my story for publication. Thanks also to Greg Forrestor (@GregForrester4), Managing Director of Bandit Fiction, for his helpful advice during the editing process. They publish some truly great pieces of fiction, and I am humbled to be published alongside such work.
Getting that first publication is tough. There are relatively few literary publishers who want to take a chance on an unpublished author. And as fellow writers will know, it is tough to receive rejections from one publisher after another. I’ve felt like that ever since releasing the first article on my website (Six Books to Enjoy During Lockdown). But when that first acceptance comes through you know that all the hours at your desk were worth it. So thank you Bandit Fiction for giving me a leg up to the first step on what will undoubtedly be a long, but enjoyable climb.
You can read my short story, The Infinite Woes of Being A Hero on the Bandit Fiction website (CLICK HERE).
And if you like this story, check out my other stories on the Short Stories page of my website.