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Born in East Kent in 1970, Martin Pond was educated at the University of East Anglia. A career in IT followed, and continues to pay the bills. In 2007 Martin made a hesitant return to fiction, not having written seriously since his student days. He returned to UEA too, and took a diploma in Creative Writing.

Martin's stories have appeared in Unthology No 1, Streetcake magazine and Alliterati magazine, whilst three poems have appeared in The Artillery Of Words magazine.

Martin is currently working on a novel-length work, Drawn To The Deep End, and, as an experiment, is publishing the first draft, unedited, in weekly online instalments.

Martin's first collection of short fiction, Dark Steps, was published in August 2011. Two standalone short sto...more


Bookshop chain Waterstone's have just run a Q&A with Margaret Atwood via Twitter using the #AskAtwood hashtag. The results are definitely worth reading. Here they are...

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Published on September 04, 2014 03:44
Average rating: 3.70 · 64 ratings · 19 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
Turn Around Where Possible
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“I soaked up the drink and it, in return, absorbed me.”
Martin Pond, Dark Steps

“You don't kill someone you love, do you?”
Martin Pond, Cold

“Jo's whimper rose slightly but the scream she yearned for wouldn't materialise. Instead, as she looked at her hand, she began to make a gurgling, gagging noise, more animal than human.”
Martin Pond, Turn Around Where Possible

“You don't kill someone you love, do you?”
Martin Pond, Cold

“Jo's whimper rose slightly but the scream she yearned for wouldn't materialise. Instead, as she looked at her hand, she began to make a gurgling, gagging noise, more animal than human.”
Martin Pond, Turn Around Where Possible

“Mum took me to the park a couple of times last week so that I could run. That was a waste of time though, it takes hours to get there and when you finally do, well, there's no room to do anything really, what with all the tents pitched everywhere. Mum says there used to be grass, but I don't see where.”
Martin Pond, Dark Steps

“I soaked up the drink and it, in return, absorbed me.”
Martin Pond, Dark Steps

“And what do YOU like in life?' [the priest] asks me, ready to play the patronising game at my expense in order to raise a giggle from the rest of the class, thus rendering him popular for a few perverse minutes. 'Mott The Hoople,' I answer truthfully.”
Morrissey, Autobiography
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