Fiction

Writing fiction has inspired me ever since I was asked to write a story about ‘an amazing journey’ in my year 3 English lessons. I took it up seriously in 2010 when I began my first novel, A Column of Smoke. It is now available on Amazon, published by Brambleby Books.

My second novel explores the theme of personal responsibility, in the eyes of the law, of ourselves, and of those around us. Watch this space.

There are some samples of my writing below, and please get in touch if you would like to read more.

Science is a theme in many of my stories, and I’m interested in the portrayal of scientists in fiction.

Short stories:

Twenty-first century confessionals

The online forum ‘My life is a lie’ attracts some unusual participants.

Mackerel (listen on Soundcloud)

Now the circle line is no longer a circle, a young tube-enthusiast finds a new challenge.

A night in Trump Tower

All is not as it seems when a pharmaceutical scientist takes her first visit to China.

Let the dog decide

A disgruntled ecologist leaves some life choices to a book-loving labrador.

The Stressosome From the Diamond Light Source anthology ‘Light Reading’

Following his parents’ death, a father tries to persuade his sister to take up her responsibilities as an aunt.

A scientist’s guide to Tinder (listen on Soundcloud)

Science chat-up lines have an un-expected affect (flash fiction).

The discovery of insulin

From The League of Imaginary Cats, a series of short stories on the history of science.

The greater good

A journey through IVF. From The League of Imaginary Cats, a series of short stories on the history of science.

Flying ant day

A newly wed chooses flying ant day to tell her mother-in-law about her plans for emigration.

Paradise is purple

An uncooperative epilepsy patient asks some difficult questions.

The man I loved

Residents of a care home prove an ideal group to share a secret with.

The family sceptic

A climate scientist is in for a surprise when she receives an award from her university.

by Rebecca Nesbit

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