Had the pleasure of receiving author copies of Bullet Points 2, a military sci fi anthology edited by Nathan W. Toronto. My story, ‘Fred Has a Productive Day’ is in it, a tiny piece exploring AI in a post-apocalyptic future (it was first published in Battlespace: A Military Science Fiction Anthology by The SciFi Show some years ago. This is a quality anthology, not glorifying war but using literature to bring veterans and non-veterans together. A worthy cause. It is also pretty cool to share my story in a volume with so many great authors, most notably Joe Haldeman.
Tag: short story
New Release: The Body Parts Room
Just came out of the virtual Launch Party for the Aussie Speculative Fiction group’s anthology, Journeys, where my horror piece, ‘The Body Parts Room’, is one among many stories included. All of them are excellent! The ASF did a great job – a very active group.
This story is about a journey, like all 15 in the anthology, but this one is about a man’s tragic story, intertwined with an event that occurred in the early 20th century, which is still journeying to this day. Say no more.
This is a good link to purchase this ebook. www.books2read.com/u/4AxBVe
Short Fiction Sale: The Body Parts Room
I am very pleased with the sale of my horror piece, The Body Parts Room, to Deadset Press/Aussie Speculative Fiction group’s anthology, Journey – to be published later this year. This is a fairly intense piece – good to see it have a home.
New Story: Hime Gyaru
My Lovecraftian, very weird piece, titled Hime Gyaru, will be published in The Asylum Diaries by Oscillate Wildly Press, in a few weeks. This was a story I enjoyed writing, oddly mixing a set of Japanese protagonists and antagonists, with a setting in Sydney, and most pertinently Bondi Beach. You’ve got to read it to make sense of it.
There’s an interesting connection I fabricated with this very adult short story and my upcoming reprint middle grade fantasy novel, Guardian of the Sky Realms (Meerkat Press, January 2020): the art gallery in the Rocks features in both!
Keep an eye out for it in coming days, buy it, and enjoy it – top writers and artists involved.
Brown Eyes in Bards and Sages Quarterly
Happy to see my dark piece, Brown Eyes, appear in the July 2018 edition of Bards and Sages Quarterly. Good to see a story set in a familiar Melbourne locale appear in an international format publication. It’s all about guilt.
It can be purchased through Amazon.
Market News: ‘Brown Eyes’ sold to Bards & Sages Magazine
Pleased to have my dark fantasy short story, ‘Brown Eyes’, sold to Bards and Sages. An unusual piece that starts in the Museum of Antiquities in Cairo, and finishes on Queen’s Bridge over the Yarra in Melbourne. I believe it will be published in July 2018.
Market News: They Can Never Find Out
Double pleasure in this announcement. A story I published in an anthology a fair number of years ago has been picked up by Deadman’s Tome – their March to the Grave war-themed edition. Aside from seeing this story get a new lease on life, it is also great to share the TOC with Deborah Sheldon. This is a Texas publication, but it has two Aussies contributing to it.
Red Roses, White Flags, by Pete Clark
No Man’s Land, by David Wing
A Light Just Out of Range, by Gary L. Robbe
They Can Never Find Out, by Gerry Huntman
The Blue Light, by Phoebe Reeves-Murray
Across the White Desert, by Deborah Sheldon
Aftermath, by Christopher Pulo
Available now on Kindle, and soon in all good online print book stores.
Market News: Short Story, The Girl Who Floated To Heaven, published in Disturbed Digest #16
Delighted to have my short story, The Girl Who Floated to Heaven, published in Disturbed Digest #16. This one was hard to sell as it was recent historical in setting, having strong science fiction undertones, and was highly disturbing, covering topics such as domestic violence and suicide. And yet, it was also about unrequited love, and the editor who accepted my piece, stated that he thought it was primarily just that – a romance piece with all the other trappings. First time anyone called any of my pieces ‘romance’.
Regardless, I am over the moon to see this in print – hope you read it.
Maret News: Derelict published in Inner Sins Magazine
Happy to see a home for my short dark fiction piece, Derelict. It is set in the same fictional geography as a story I published in Tico4 years ago, and it was inspired by some thoughts about people who are down and out – what stories do they have? Anyway, glad to see this out and about.
Market News: Old Bones, Young Bones is published in The Refuge Collection
Pleased to have my psychological horror piece, Old Bones, Young Bones published in The Refuge Collection (6.2). It is the second story of mine that got into that great collaberative effort, edited by Steve Dillon.
This story is probably the most disturbing I have written yet, in part because it is inspired, and was partly re-told, from a real conversation I had when I was much younger – and reality is the most disturbing of all things in this world.
It is currently available as a stand alone ebook, but it will later be incorporated in an anthology. This is the link to the stand alone – support this great cause!
Love the artwork by Will Jaques 🙂