Alumni News: Jones Jones publishes new novella

Marg by Jones JonesJones Jones’s work first appeared in issue 31 of Neon, where he published two excellent, dark short stories. Since then we’ve interviewed him, and reviewed his recent collection The Humiliation Triptych (which, by the way, is well worth a read). Jones has now gone on to publish a novella with Salt Publishing. Marg is now available in print and digital editions.

“Marg lodges in a block of flats in Finchley Central with three Romanian girls who also work as masseuses. She has no bedroom, so has to sleep on a mattress in the lounge. She is initially studying a distance learning course in Sports, Fitness and Management and dreams of returning to Poland once qualified to build a house, start a family and live happily.

But Marg is also struggling to deal with the recent death of her alcoholic father, after he walked out into the path of a British businessman’s BMW on a Polish dual carriageway.”

You can purchase a copy of the novella via the publisher, or from Amazon. Or you can catch up with Jones on his website ( or Twitter feed (@JonesJonesTales).