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The Playlist

Big Jimmy Wenn appeared on the UK music scene in the mid-60s. Yes, just appeared, Instant superstar but unconventional; it was that business with the tennis racquet which made him a household name.

But whose household?

In a bid to sift fact from fiction, Jimmy tells his own story, delving deep into the past. From the dull East London bedsit above a betting shop to mixing with the brightest stars in London’s Soho in the 80s.

And the weirdness inbetween.

Some say Jimmy Wenn’s music career was a surreal dream steered by his dead one-hit wonder popstar cousin. Others say Big Jimmy was just a figment of everyone’s imagination.

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Mind Clearance

Very funny and original short fiction.

“From tweet-length wordplay to email-length flash fiction, this collection is a mind map of an original and very funny creative talent.”

Yep, you know the feeling, your mind is like a junk shop, full of day-to-day tat you’ve written off as useless. But, hold on! There are some gems in among the tat, if you take the time to root around for them. This is exactly what Mike Olley did, and he ended up with a book’s worth. This book, actually.

Great book to read on the go

“This book made me laugh out loud all through. His sense of humor is mind boggling. I loved this book and enjoy his tweets. It definitely made me have to think. Keep your eye out for Humannequins. One of the many great stories.”

Matt K (writes)

Be nice to yourself and get some Mind Clearance today.

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Better

Only the Brits can be as funny as this.

“This book is hilarious, extremely well done. Every short piece is a gem.”

A compilation of competition winners. Stories ranging from 200 to 2000 words and tackling a number of diverse subjects such as: the innocent bystander and a white van man who gets very angry over an unwanted loaf of bread; the jungle trek holiday of a lifetime that turns into a cannibal nightmare; the inquisitive student who discovers that his bedsit is next door to the edge of the universe. You know, all the usual stuff.

Why Better?
When I initially presented a selection of stories to the editor at HardEgg, she rejected them. Rejection is a difficult pill to swallow and needless to say my confidence took a huge knock, but she hadn’t written me off. She merely said

“You can do Better.”

And so I did. 19x short stories Better than the first lot.

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Anthology appearances

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Stories, so far…

Published submissions:

To Boldly Go… Visual Verse Vol.6 Chapter 5 (March 2019)
It’s Lonely at the Top Visual Verse Vol.5 Chapter 6 (April 2018)
Living the Still Life Visual Verse Vol.5 Chapter 2 (December 2017)
All That Glitters is Humbug  Indie Writer’s Review Issue 1 (December 2017)
Closing Down Sale: Everything Must Go Visual Verse Vol.5 Chapter 1 (November 2017)
Stag Weekendski (short story) Visual Verse Vol.4 Chapter 6 (April 2017)
Pass the Buck (short story) Jotters United Issue 26 (April 2017)
Failure is Not an Option (488 word story) The Flash Fiction Press (March 2017)
Ring of Truth (280 word story) in Issue 3 of StrippedLit500 (March 2017)
Which Doctor? (100 word story) at CaféLit (Feb 2017)
It’s Impossible to Spell
 (100 word story) at CaféLit. (April 2016)
Web-based Artist (100 word story) at CaféLit. (May 2015)
Consider Other Passengers (100 word story) at CaféLit. (May 2014)
Having A Rubbish Time (100 word story) at CaféLit. (December 2013)
Shake Your Booty (100 word story) at CaféLit. (August 2013)

I’d Never Have Thought of That (700 word story) in Running Out of Ink (No.9 July 2013 issue) + (Best of issue October 2013) (unfortunately now defunct)

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