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This is the website of author and journalist Mark Liam Piggott

MILITANT FACTIONS

 

A truck driver has the fright of his life in the woods of Finland. A couple who've never met make a strange and sinister pact. A teenage runaway finds himself the plaything of an older woman. A man seeking oblivion in a small Australian town unexpectedly finds friendship. A seagull takes revenge on a perverted teacher. English football hooligans in Russia discover a terrifying new drug. Post-Brexit Islington falls apart.

Two thirds of the stories in this collection have been published in, on or at anthologies, magazines, and literary websites, and are joined by nine original stories. Set in the US, Australia, Finland and Iceland, plus London, home for over 30 years, this is Mark Piggott's debut collection. Bleak, humorous, erotic and shocking, the stories are very different but are all, in their own way, examples of a style the author calls "savage whimsy."

Militant Factions also contains some of Mark's creative non-fiction, including some of his acclaimed travel pieces, a few brief sketches of his strange life, plus the complete set of his "Suffolkating" columns, and a 20,000-word examination of homelessness in London in collaboration with artist Martin Toft. Extracts from Mark's three published novels ("Fire Horses", "Out of Office" and "Kidology") complete the anthology, demonstrating the versatility of this provocative, original writer.

 

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MILITANT FACTIONS: CONTENTS

PART I: SHORT STORIES

Crystallize

Picture This

Midnight Hollow

Meat City

Hatful of Holloway

The Angel of Stalingrad

The Shadow People

Fat Lady Sing

The Night News

Fumes, Hope and Love

Ten Thousand Hours

Climbing Dinosaurs

White Hawk

Rip it up and start again

Black Eyed Bride

The Man who Buried Himself

Psycho Blitzkrieg

A Problem Shared is a Problem Doubled

Waterlow Sunrise

Dreamers, Lovers, Absentees

Little Man Inside

Never Trust a Man with Egg on his Face

Fathers 4 Jaundice

Honey Trap and the Trolls

Titanic II

Norfolk and Broads

 

PART II: CREATIVE NON-FICTION

Pixelation: Enter if you Can

The Cockroach Clause

Fever Espana

The Boab Sentinels

Beware the Undertoad

This is the fierce last stand of all I am

Suffolkating

Eleven Years Later

 

PART III: NOVEL EXTRACTS

Fire Horses: Uncertain Smile

Out of Office: Going to work

Kidology: The Pre-cretinous era
 


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