J. Ashley Smith is a British–Australian writer of dark fiction and other materials.
J. was born in Cambridge, UK, and spent his childhood hiding with imaginary companions in the foundations of an Edwardian townhouse. After studying film and creative writing in Sheffield, he lost fifteen years to the British indie music scene, clothed in unfashionable sweaters, releasing unpopular records. He now lives with his wife and two sons in the suburbs of North Canberra, gathering dust from the wings of moths, tormented by shadows from the hills hoist and the desolation of telegraph wires.
In 2015, his story On The Line won the short story category in the Australian Horror Writers’ Association Short Story and Flash Fiction Competition.
Duplicity, Dimension6 #11 (forthcoming, July 2017)
On The Line, AHWA Short Story Competition Winner (2015)
Our Last Meal, In Sunshine Bright and Darkness Deep (September 2015)
To The Music We Hear, Heater Vol.3 No.2 (March 2015)