Fiction

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THE NETHERWHERE LINE

My novella ‘The Netherwhere Line’, which was nominated for an Australian Shadows Award, appeared in Midnight Echo Issue #14.

It’s the story of teenage runaways, Jed and Hope, who find themselves on a train where the only way to pay for passage is to surrender their memories to the Conductor.

Can they reach journey’s end before they lose themselves completely?
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THE STAIN ON THE LAKE

“Emma once told me that every community in the world has its secrets…some are just darker than others.”

When Emma drops her backpack in the local pub, the barman’s nephew immediately falls for the exotic and free-spirited young woman.
But as he begins introducing her to his favourite haunts in the mountains, she directs her affections elsewhere.

In doing so, however, she attracts the attention of the village’s spectral secret—the Bergmann Sisters.
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THE BANKSIA BOYS

The Australian Shadows Award winning short story.

A beautifully vivid and visceral story, in the tradition of Stephen King, set against the backdrop of the Australian bush.

When Henry Evans goes bush to escape abuse at home, he finds his troubles have followed him to his special tree, and he must confront his fears alone. Until an unexpected friend comes to his aid.


OLD MAN RED GUM

My flash fiction ‘Old Man Red Gum’ appeared in Midnight Echo Issue #12.



SINS OF MEALS PAST

My short story ‘Sins of Meals Past’ appeared in the anthology Insert Title Here.