‘The Zoo of All Things’
There was a guy at my local supermarket who never spoke a word. I always wondered what his story was but he and the supermarket are now long gone, so I never got to ask him.
‘The Zoo of All Things’ is how I imagined he would survive on his first day of work after a zombie apocalypse.
My short story will appear in the After the Rebirth anthology brought out by TANSTAAFL Press in April this year.
My short story, ‘The Fledgling’ has been contracted with Tales to Terrify and will feature in their 2018 schedule of podcasts. The story delves into a mother’s guilt and the alien landscape of religious education.
Chris is relieved when her daughter flourishes at her new school. Rebecca blooms, becoming the perfect student. Then the crows begin to arrive.
Keep an eye out for it on their website here.
Shades of Santa: Tales from the Bloody North Pole is a collection of thirty-seven dark flash fiction tales with all proceeds going to charity:water.
663 million people in the world today live without access to clean water. Charity:water is a non-profit organisation bringing clean, safe water to people in developing countries.
My story, ‘Teatime’ is the tale of the wicked Miss Maisy, her devoted manservant, Mr Poole and Juniper, Winter’s child. It appears in the section of the anthology on Snow People and I hope it stirs a shiver or two up your spine.
If you’re thirsty for some fabulous frosty fiction, check out the anthology on Amazon by clicking here.
‘A Pet is For Life’
Asian urban legends give me the heebie-jeebies. There’s no redemption, no reasoning, to how these vengeful ghosts operate.
‘A Pet is For Life’ is my take on the Kuchisake-onna tale and features in Behind the Mask – Tales from the Id.
The anthology is brought out by Oz Horror Con and features works by authors such as Clive Barker and Ramsey Campbell, as well as many talented Australian authors..
Grab a copy here here and uncover some monsters.
500 words; a Christmas ghost story theme; a two week deadline. Simple, right? And a hell of a lot of fun.
My sick little flash fiction, ‘Grandmother Rina’ pits a venomous grandmother against a murderous Santa, and features in the Australian Horror Writers Association’s Christmas anthology alongside stories by talented writers such as Greg Chapman, Deborah Sheldon and Alan Baxter.
Check it out here on Amazon.com
‘A Special Breed’
In 2016, the Vision Writers Group celebrated twenty years of speculative fiction by publishing Darkest Depths, an anthology of short stories that go dark and delve deep.
‘A Special Breed’ is my humble homage to a short story (Some Children Wander by Mistake) written by John Connolly that remains one of my favourites to this day.
Carnies, lost children and the legend of the Apis bull: what more could you wish for?
‘The Pontianak’s Doll’
Dolls. Shudder. Those glassy eyes. That wiry hair.
My short story, ‘The Pontianak’s Doll’ explores the legend of a Malaysian vampiric ghost and her search for what is lost. It features in the Play Things & Past Times anthology brought out by Knightwatch Press.
If you like the thought of small fingers of dread walking up your spine, check it out here.