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The Box

  It’s cold. Quiet. And I’m trapped.   There’s something on either side of me. If I stretch my hands out I can feel it. It’s like a wooden wall. If I stretch my toes there’s a wall   

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Grindr

Soho Athletic gym.   7:15pm. There’s hardly anyone around. The only sound, the receptionist washing glasses, the manager ringing up till receipts and the distant sound of club music floating through the gym. I try to catch the receptionist’s   

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Eulogy for my Husband, Jorge Ignacio Betancourt (31/7/56 – 06/07/15)

I’ve known Father Allen for nearly 20 years. He conducted a service for me when my last partner died. And back in the 90s Father Alan would come to our flat, and we’d be partying in one room,   

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SIX STORIES

Out today. A collection of short stories, drawing on a few of my Soho characters – stories of love, loss, transformation and murder. Download price £0.99   SIX STORIES by Clayton Littlewood (cover photo by Dom Agius). ‘That dirty   

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Growing Up Gay in the 1970s

  There’s a man sitting outside Costa. He’s been there for at least an hour; chair facing in my direction, sipping his coffee, coffee that must have gone cold long ago.   He’s chatting with a friend, his   

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Friend. Follow. Text

I have a short story appearing in a book called Friend. Follow. Text #Storiesfromlivingonline – out in October. Here’s the blurb: Tales told through texting. Pinterest prose, LinkedIn lit, irony over Instagram – or Facebook flash fiction. Friend. Follow. Text is a short-fiction   

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Queer Episodes

I have a story in the new Queer Episodes anthology. Queer Episodes is available to buy through the Little Episodes website and is £10.99, a percentage of the sales will go to The Albert Kennedy Trust, this organisation assist   

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A Classic Story: Revisited

  In 1846 Hans Christian Andersen wrote The Little Match Seller (also known as The Little Match Girl). His short story was only 1000 words long but it has endured, like good stories do. Although it still has   

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Attitude Magazine (June 2012)

I have an interview and a short story appearing in June’s edition of Attitude Magazine (Issue 219). The story is called ‘Leslie’s Letter.’ It’s about a 76 year old gay man (called Leslie).   We live in youth   

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IDAHO 2012. The Twins.

To celebrate IDAHO 2012, Polari Magazine is publishing stories from its writers about their experiences of homophobia and transphobia. Some tales are funny, some are shocking and some are sad.   My piece is about how I avoided a female   

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Angie Gets Her Tits Back

I have a short story appearing in Attitude Magazine (Issue 202). The story is called ‘Angie Gets Her Tits Back,’ and it’s based on one of the characters from Dirty White Boy: Tales of Soho – Angie.