Dafydd McKimm

speculative fiction writer





About me


I am a speculative fiction writer of primarily short and flash-length stories. My work often features themes of transformation, resilience, loss, and hope in dark places.

My stories have appeared in publications such as Deep Magic, Daily Science Fiction, Flash Fiction Online, Syntax & Salt, The Best of British Fantasy, and The Best of British Science Fiction.

I was born and grew up in Wales but now live in Taipei, Taiwan.

Get in touch


You can contact me by e-mail at dafydd.mckimm [at] gmail.com .


Read My Work




Latest Stories


My most recent story "Secret Keepers" is available to read now in Flash Fiction Online. Other stories published in the past year include "Gingerbread" (Flash Fiction Online, 2020), "Sleep, Dragon" (Daily Science Fiction, 2020), "An Elegy for May in the Forest of the Noble Spacemen" (Syntax & Salt, 2019), "A Lady of Ganymede, a Sparrow of Io" (Flash Fiction Online, 2019; The Best of British Science Fiction 2019), and "The Colossus Stops"(Daily Science Fiction, 2019; The Best of British Fantasy 2019).


Older Stories


I made my first professional sale in 2015 and have been publishing short fiction regularly ever since. Many of these stories are available to read free online. These include: "I Will You Back to Time and Space" (Flash Fiction Online, 2018), "The Most Reasonable House in Faerie" (Deep Magic, 2017), "Invasion" (600 Second Saga, 2017), and "The Greyhound" (Daily Science Fiction, 2016).


Forthcoming Stories


I currently have two stories forthcoming in the following publications: "All Our Secrets Thus Revealed" (Daily Science Fiction), and "Art, and Wit, and Changing" (Kaleidotrope).



What People Say


‘I adore this sequel to the tale of Hansel and Gretel, and as dark and intense as this story is, it offers the hope of finding new ways to live our lives in the shadow of a troubled past.’ - Maria Haskins, Strange Horizons, on "Gingerbread"


‘[A] poignant tale of loss, perserverance, and forgiveness, and, of course, a dragon . . .’ - Floris M. Kleijne, on "Sleep, Dragon"


‘Absolutely delightful from the very first sentence. Well-to-do gentlemen fae, well-constructed satire, and a surprise ending. Delicious.’ - Casie, Goodreads, on "The Most Reasonable House in Faerie"


‘[A] moving story about secrets, about silence and the brave and necessary act of breaking the silence. A wonderful read!’ - Charles Payseur, Quick Sip Reviews, on "Secret Keepers"


‘Evocative and poetic. My favorite DSF story for some time.’ - Brinsley Gale, on "The Colossus Stops"






‘An utterly beautiful flash piece of horror and hope, torment and escape, set in a far-future science-fiction/fantasy world.’


- Vanessa Fogg, on "A Lady of Ganymede, a Sparrow of Io"



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