‘Perfect Skin’ short story out at Daily Science Fiction

My first published short story, Perfect Skin, is out on the Daily Science Fiction online magazine site today.

I wrote this 1,000 word piece in January 2020. It was the first submission I’d ever made to a professional publication of any kind, so I was genuinely astonished and delighted when it was accepted.

So much has happened in the months since, the COVID-19 outbreak and the #blacklivesmatter movement being the most obvious. Viewed in that context, a story about a man’s obsession with an alabaster-skinned beauty he meets in a crowded coffee bar, seems a little bit out of sync with the zeitgeist!

Nonetheless, it was meant to be a gentle comment on aging, something that isn’t going out of fashion anytime soon. I hope you enjoy it.