Approx. 2k words ... due for publication Friday 30 August 2019 (in eBook; paperback to follow in September): https://read.amazon.com.au/kp/embed?asin=B07X287LRK&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_VolADbK3XGSW6 1. The ghost gums didn’t respond to the movement in the ground. They retained stillness, leaves held tight. Not a branch cracked, nor a twig dropped, not a single exhalation of breath escaped the stomata. The … Continue reading Diaballein, an Excerpt
Blurb: Kano Varre, esteemed researcher, seeks a rare mineral — but finds his nightmares come to life. Eyza Heran returns to Lake Eyre for the annual bird-count and silent contemplation — but hallucinations of talking birds have her packing to go home. After millennia trapped in time, the Diaballein breaks free of the confines and … Continue reading Cover Reveal: Diaballein
On 15 August, the day I'd planned to release the new story, I'll be crying. My fool's dream crashed around my ears. Melodrama! This time I used an editor, well, two editors. The first editor did the big-picture plough-through (that's plow-through, not ploff-troff), and I got it back and spent A Long Time reworking, reshaping, … Continue reading A Fool’s Dream
In some of the many jobs I've done in my life, I found the most difficulty dealing with the response of, "That's simple." This statement was usually closely followed by a thoughtless assessment of how quickly it could get done/finished. I know the truth. Simple is never simple. Simple takes a long time to perfect. … Continue reading The Complexity of Simplicity
Reviews. Especially from people the writer respects and values as professional and sincere, a person with integrity, someone who helps and advises with flair and honesty. Why am I waffling on? Let me fill you in: It was the year 2017. I wrote a quick story during NaNoWriMo and self-published it. The story didn't turn … Continue reading What Makes a Happy Storyteller?
A Short Story from Seeking ... approx. 2k words. The Nullabor Plain – Eva’s number-one preferred route because there were no trees to spread black tendrils of shadowy menace, no long branches to scribble evil designs into the bright beams of her headlights. Second preference would be the Devil’s Gate stretch along the Hay Plain, … Continue reading Night Driver