Writing

Martin has broadcast short stories on local radio in the UK and has published stories in Bento Box, The Metric, Psychopomp, Sein und Werden, Storyboard, Street Cake and Winamop magazines. His story "Cupid's Last Strike" was also published in the anthology "Allusions of Innocence" by Solarwyrm Press in 2014. Martin is currently working on a long-form novel, provisionally titled "Death's Last Complaint," as well as further short stories.

This is what reviewers say about Martin's writing:

"The keyword in ‘Friday Evening Visits’ is distance and not intimacy. Our protganist is unable to love but seemingly strives for it. He is afraid of touch but yearns for affection in the sense of some warped abstract and platonic variant.

And what is love? Martin Edwards hands us this take by employing a distinct style to mimic the protagonists autistic and asexual behaviour. The text is sterile. It’s lacking a libido. Almost list-like at its core. We see a character that trembles in thoroughness as he describes his preparation routines and the careful dialogue with the lady of the night. It’s a roleplay of the rolemodel 1950’s household. Is the character so completely lost and lonely in modern society that his only way to cope is to flee into a world that never really existed in the first place. Well Mad Men sure is a popular tv-serie. Why not?

It is the close relationship between prose and theme that makes Friday Evening Visits special. Think about how the text is written and how it reflects upon its main character."

The Metric Magazine: Author Reveal, Issue 6, Jul 2013

You can find Martin's short stories available for sale or download at the sites below.

Bento Box:

"Superman's Revenge" in Issue 10 (2013)
"The Makomatic" in Issue 11 (2013)

The Metric:

"Friday Evening Visits" in Issue 6 (Jul 2013)

Psychopomp:

"The Voices" in Volume 1 (Sep 2012)
"The Halloween Heist" in Halloween Special (Oct 2012)
"Hamleys" in Christmas Special (Dec 2012)
"A Beautiful Day" in Volume 2 (Jan 2013)
"Fishman" in Volume 3 (Apr 2013)
"The Friday Evening Visits" in Volume 4 (Jul 2013
"The First Punk" in Psychopunk Special (Sep 2013)

Sein und Werden:

"Now We Are Ten" (December 2014)

Storyboard Magazine:

"The Individualist" (November 2014)
"Free Rein" (October 2015)
"The Return" (June 2016)

Street Cake:

"We'll Get Through This" in Issue 33 (Jan 2014)

Winamop:

"C is for Cromer" (November 2014)
"Fortune" (October 2016)
"Welcome to Bulgaria" (December 2016)