Box: A Tale of Draco The DragonBy Neil Beynon For Ziggy on his sixth birthday. Sit down. No, here on the grass, next to me. Don’t get too close to the cliff edge. We’re in the darkest part of the night and I don’t want you to fall. You’re right. […]


Bridgend, South Wales 23rd April, 2019 Dear Ziggy, This year I find myself uncertain what to write to you. You should be six. You are six? We try every year to make this time quiet for us so we can reflect, think about you and – in some way – […]

New Release: Paint

I’m pleased to announce the release of a new original short story. Paint is a dark contemporary fantasy and is exclusive to Amazon. I’m really excited to get this story out into the world as the first commercial release of new fiction I’ve made for a while (Stone being a […]

2018 Round Up

The end of the year is nigh. Yes, folks, this is another one of those obligatory end-of-year round-up posts. I’ll keep it as brief as I can. I made a conscious effort this year to try to squeeze the pips out of the time and so I’m pretty pleased with […]

NEW RELEASE: Stone available now.

My short story Stone is now available, as a traditional eBook, on all major Amazon stores worldwide. The story was originally published in an illustrated print edition in Murky Depths 14, Here’s the blurb: Stone is Michael’s story who – when he oversleeps – finds himself at the mercy of his childhood […]

After The Rain OUT NOW!

  My short story collection is out now from Hanesyn Publishing (full disclosure: that’s my own press). Initially, it’s available to subscribers to my email list (as a gift) and if you feel like getting the latest news, information on new releases and occasional free fiction, please do feel free […]

Dragon Star

As promised, having raised more than £500 for SANDS in August, the audio version of Dragonstar is embedded below. Dragon Star is the story I wrote in the week after we lost our son, scribbled in a notebook, sat at my mother-in-laws and trying to chain the grief in the […]

Cat. Bag. Wide Open Space.

Over on my wife’s corner of the internet she has revealed that her next project is a short comic. The comic is an adaption of a flash fiction piece I wrote a scary amount of time ago now and that I have since adapted into a comic script. The story […]

I just feel like running.

Tomorrow I am running in the Barry Island 10k. This is the second 10K of the year after my dismal (but enjoyable) Cardiff Bay 10k in April where my feet were held together with tape and I was out of shape. My aim is to beat that time (1hr 18m) […]


Oubliette: A Tale of Draco The Dragon By Neil Beynon For Ziggy on his fifth birthday. We, a pair of apes, are sitting on a shell of rock, heated by molten metal, spinning round a flaming ball of gas, being flung through the universe at four hundred and ninety thousand […]