A Pet is For Life
Asian urban legends give me the heebie-jeebies. There’s no redemption, no reasoning, no rhyme to how these vengeful ghosts operate. A Pet is For Life is my take on the Kuchisake-onna tale and will feature in Behind the Mask – Tales from the Id.
The anthology is scheduled for release in early 2018 by Oz Horror Con and will feature works by authors such as Clive Barker and Ramsey Campbell.
Keep an eye out for the anthology here
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.
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.