Mark Houssart Fiction

Mark Houssart was born in Milton Keynes in 1985 and has lived there for most of his life. In that time, he has developed fascinations with history, cinema, folk culture and the utterly inexplicable ways in which people behave. He has also worked in local media, his output stretching from co-hosting duties on a highly opinionated film blog and writing the screenplay for a Milton Keynes samurai movie. This website is the home of his short fiction. Here you will find historical pieces, crime stories, and picaresque dispatches from the frontline of the death of hope in Milton Keynes, including quite a few stories about Ryan and Gilbert, the aesthete and the office foot soldier, lifelong friends and equally hopeless in very different ways.