AWAKEN – coming soon
WHITEFLOWER DUET- coming soon
Published in’Stories of Hope: A Bushfire Relief Anthology’, by the Australian Speculative Fiction Group. All proceeds will be donated to charities supporting those affected by the Australian bushfire crisis.
SEA, SERPENTS, AND STONE HEARTS
Originally published in Fantasia Divinity’s Curse of the Gods: A Greek Myth Anthology. The story is a slightly re-imagined version of how Medusa became the Gorgon monster we know and love. The story has been selected for publication in FDM’s 2019 ‘best of’ Anthology, ‘Ghosts of the Past’. This anthology includes editors’ top picked stories that have been released by FDM in 2019. Only one story per issue and anthology is chosen. Release date end of Feb 2020.
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Published in Dragon Bone Soup; a fantasy anthology with a pretty cool cover. Sixteen fantasy and light science fiction stories. The best indie writing talents from three continents invite you to peer into the dystopian future and enter their worlds of dragons, witches, spirits, elves, trolls, and magicians. My story is inspired by the Greek myth of Icarus, written from the POV of the Minitour’s mother, Pasiphae. Available at Amazon & selected retailers.
SEA, SERPENTS, AND STONE HEARTS
Published in Fantasia Divinity’s Curse of the Gods: A Greek Myth Anthology. The story is a slightly re-imagined version of how Medusa became the Gorgon monster we know and love. Epic wars fought in the name of the gods, mighty heroes rising up to slay the beasts; Greek legends are filled with tales of love and adventure. However, time is a fickle mistress and legends change over the centuries. Was Persephone kidnapped by Hades, the God of the Underworld, or did she go willingly? Was Medusa really the heartless beast everyone imagines her to be? Is Aphrodite a carefree goddess filled with love and happiness or does she long for something more? Available at Amazon.
Published in Clarendon House Publications’ Tempest: The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Science Fiction and Fantasy Anthology 2019. You’ll find dragons and other mysterious beasts aplenty in this book, along with spaceships and ray guns and witches and robots and futures good and bad. You’ll sometimes be shocked and chilled; at other times, you’ll be amused and touched. Step into universes which both extend our own and which lead far beyond the beaded curtain of the stars into worlds we have never known. Available at Lulu (print) and Amazon AU/Amazon US (kindle).
A FLICKER OF TIME
Published by Clarendon House, Gold is like the best of the best. Gold contains all those stories that won the support of readers in the competitions that began with Flashpoint, Galaxy, Storm, Vortex, Window, Carrier Wave, Cadence and Fireburst. It also includes stories from Rapture, Enigma and Miracle as well as a few from other collections. Spanning science fiction and fantasy, comedy and literary stories, poetry and magic realism, thrillers and thoughtful tales, Gold is a treasure trove of some of the best short fiction from 2018. Available in paperback and Kindle editions.
Published in Clarendon House Publication’s micro-fiction anthology, BLAZE: The Inner Circle Writer’s Group Flash Fiction Anthology. What’s fun about this anthology is that stories are separated into three categories; Less than 1000 words, less than 500 words and less then 50 words. Drabbles are all the range now so I thought I’d give a 50-word story a try. It was more challenging than you’d think. Available at Lulu (print) and Amazon (kindle).
Published in Issue #9 of Broadswords and Blasters Magazine. The story is about the risks a wife and mother will take and the sacrifices she’ll be forced to make to complete her quest. In this issue, readers can expect a good mix of pulp, from fantasy, noir , western & horror. Broadswords and Blasters Issue 9: Pulp Magazine with Modern Sensibilities (Volume 3, Book 11), is available from Amazon.
CLASH OF GODDESSES
Published in Fantasia Divinity’s ‘Beneath Yggdrasil’s Shadow: Forgotten Goddesses of Norse Mythology Anthology’. Norse goddess and Frigga’s messenger, Gna’ is sent on a mission to negotiate with the goddess of the underworld, Hela. This anthology focuses on stories about Norse goddesses that have been mostly forgotten. There are many goddesses that we now know very little about, their origins erased from history. Who are these barely mentioned goddesses? Where did they come from? These are the stories that history did not remember. Available at Amazon.
Published in Fantasia Divinity’s ‘Menagerie de Mythique: A Mythical Creatures Anthology’. Phelan sneaks through the carnival in the wee hours of the morning, a shadow amongst shadows. She mustn’t be seen, cannot be caught; her quest is too important. Print edition available at the Fantasia Divinity store, kindle and print versions available from Amazon.
THE WEIRD MAN WHO MOPS
Published by Clarendon House Publications in WINDOW: The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Children’s Anthology 2018. It’s more rhyming prose than a story, about the weird man who lives down the street and what happens when the protagonist’s ball is kicked over the fence. Window consists of 26 original stories, from the fantastic to the realistic, from the charming to the challenging, from the wonderful and delightful to the poignant and fascinating. The book is intended for children from five to fifteen and anyone who appreciates a story aimed at younger readers. Available at Lulu (print) and Amazon (kindle).
A FOOL’S ERRAND
Published in WolfSinger Publications’ ‘Tales from the Fluffy Bunny Anthology’. A humorous tale about a clumsy thief whose run in with a deadly assassin changes the course of his evening. “Welcome to the Fluffy Bunny
We welcome everyone – especially those with a story to tell. Adventurers, mercenaries, guardsmen, merchants, noble and peasant. Whoever. If you have a tale to share, then come in and have a seat. First drink and a hot meal are on the house.
What’s a tale without an audience to appreciate it? So, even if you don’t have a tale to share, come in, pull up a seat and enjoy these 17 tales of how a warrior or their weapon earned their name. ” Available at Amazon.
A STITCH IN TIME
Published by Clarendon House Publications in STORM: The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Fantasy Anthology 2018. A magically imbued sword repeatedly turns up around Leanora’s home, no matter how many times she tries to dispose of it. Its relentless humming eventually forces her on a dangerous quest where she encounters mages, fanatical cult members and a creature more frightening than those in her worst nightmares. But if she doesn’t go, the sword will never cease it’s melodic nagging. Available at Lulu (print) and Amazon (kindle)
A FLICKER OF TIME
Published by Clarendon House Publications in FLASHPOINT: The Inner Circle Writers’ Group Flash Fiction Anthology 2018. Working as a candle-maker for Death, Merrick finds his job challenging. When the height of the candle is the measure of a lifespan, what happens when he’s tasked with making a short wick for someone he loves? “Flashpoint is a collection of forty very short stories (around 1000 words), each of which has its own power to evoke emotions within you. There’s tragedy, there’s humour, there’s science fiction and drama, there’s a mixture of just about everything here, from completely new and long-established short story writers.” Available at Lulu (print) and Amazon (kindle)
Published as part of the Circlet Press annual Halloween micro/flash fiction series. The tale of a woman who’s haunted by a past love as well as the creepy old house she’s moved into. Each year, Circlet Press publishes a series of spooky stories for Halloween that combine elements of horror and erotica. Don’t be fooled though, it’s not ‘erotic horror’ where the protagonists are chopped up and die, it’s more about turning you on while sending a chill down your spine. You can read Haunted Heart at Circlet Press.
A FLICKER OF TIME
Published by Enchanted Conversation: A Fairy Tale Magazine for their Godfather Death issue. All stories in the issue were inspired by the Grimm fairy tale Godfather Death. My story follows candle-maker Merrick, who works for Death and finds his job is not always easy. The height of Death’s candles are equal to a life span, but even Death can’t measure the depth of a father’s love… Read it online at Enchanted Conversation.
THE SEER (erotic fantasy)
Published in the ‘The Sexy Librarian’s Dirty 30 Volume 2 Anthology’. The story follows The Seer through the daily challenge of being an oracle and the unique way she channels her divinatory gift to foretell the future. “The Sexy Librarian, Rose Caraway returns with another Library of Erotica, just for you. From Torrid Literature to BDSM, Fairy Tales to Orgies, Clandestine Military Adventures to Bi-Curious Rendezvous, this adventurous, and fantasy-filled collection is here to turn you on. So grab your partner and peruse the card catalog and see which sexy story catches your interest first. This is your very own, hand-held library! Explore this volume of Erotica to your libido’s content.” Available at Amazon in print/eBook/Audio.
Published in Fantasy Divinity’s ‘The Evil Within: A Fairy Tale Villains Anthology’. Inspired by the Grimm Brothers’ fairy tale, ‘Rapunzel’, and is told from Gothel’s point of view, before and just after Rapunzel’s birth. It explores events leading up to the child’s kidnapping and poses the question: Who is the villain really? It has been . “Everyone knows of the Evil Queen who cursed Snow White with an apple, of the Sea Witch who offered an impossible bargain to a little mermaid, of Mother Gothel who locked Rapunzel in a secret tower, and of the wolf who tried to eat a little girl in a red hood, but no one knows why. What secrets lie in these notorious villains’ past that drove them to commit the atrocities we know so well?” Kindle and print editions available at Amazon,
Published in Fantasia Divinity’s ‘Distressing Damsels: A Fairy Tale Anthology’. Inspired by the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, ‘The Little Match Girl’, and explores what might have happened if the young child didn’t die on that cold New Year’s Eve. “Everyone knows that the hero always saves the damsel in distress. Well, it’s time for that to change! These distressing damsels don’t need a hero, they can save themselves! Featuring 20 stories inspired by classic fairy tales, this anthology shows that not every damsel needs a prince in shining armor to rescue her.” Available at Amazon.
Published in the debut issue of Planet Scumm: A Science Fiction Quarterly Magazine. Whiteflower Duet is a tale about the relationship between a young woman and her grandmother, in a world where people share thoughts and feelings by interweaving melodic tendrils of their personal tunes. Available at Amazon & Planet Scumm.
THE EXECUTIONER’S DAUGHTER
Published in the inaugural issue of Broadswords and Blasters Issue 1: Pulp Magazine with Modern Sensibilities (Volume 1). A tale about a young woman reluctantly following in her father’s footsteps. A great pulp magazine with a good mix of fantasy and science fiction. Broadswords and Blasters is available from Amazon.
Published in ‘Fifty Flashes’ – Fifty short science fiction and fantasy stories by 50 outstanding authors. Available from Lulu.