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?
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.
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.
...the wood grain felt parched, and sucked the sweat from my fingers and palms.
'Old Man Red Gum'
MIDNIGHT ECHO #12
'Old Man Red Gum' [horror, flash] appeared in Midnight Echo Issue #12 (December 2017)
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'Sins of Meals Past' [horror, short] appeared in Insert Title Here anthology (April 2015)
ANDROMEDA SPACEWAYS #66
'The Banksia Boys' [horror, short] appeared in Andromeda Spaceways Issue #66 (March 2017)
'The Stain on the Lake' [horror, short] appeared in Aurealis Magazine Issue #70 (May 2014)