Works in Progress

Next Cab/s off the Rank:
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Stories of Hope – I have a short in the anthology to raise funds for the fires in Australia: Milli n Muddy, so check it out.


There are many stories awaiting a spin of the story-wheel of fortune. This page will be updated in late 2020 to reflect the ones to come …

Submissions for:
Things in the Well (dark/urban fantasy/horror) – subbed and accepted. Due for publication in August.
Aussie Spec Fiction (maybe Virgo and Libra). Virgo subbed/rejected. Libra subbed.

Plans and outlines underway for three, four, five novellas …

Under construction: Bent Road.
Two young women need to stay out of sight for a while, and take up the offer of work on a station — cooking, cleaning, the usual, and a bonus — any help on the nearby paleontology dig is extra pay.
But the mud-map directions to Bent-bone road lead them beyond the world they know, and the skeletons on the side of the road are only the first sign of things to come.
Monsters behind, below, above. How can they fight their way out of this situation? The crime boss wants them dead so he can have his talisman, the station boss wants them as food for his other tenant, and the ghosts that follow Pella want something she doesn’t understand.

The Bridge
What is it that drags Jayce back to the town where the only thing left standing is the bridge over the dry riverbed and the screaming memories of the deaths of his family and friends? Maybe this time, he can bury the ghosts. If not, he’s going to take the final step and blow the bridge into oblivion before the terror returns …

The Gate
All Hope Abandon, All Ye Who Enter In. That’s the sign on the gate, but Klio has no choice. Some of the souls she’s responsible for chose the wrong path, and now she has to set them straight even if she has to take their place and bear their punishment. That’s what angels of death do, isn’t it?

The Hidden Memories of [tba]
An elderly woman wants her journals transcribed before she dies, but is it a diary of truths, revelations, or the distortions of an unstable mind? What she saw as a child has haunted her life and kept her running and hiding — what is it? — and now that she’s in hospice care, she has to tell someone, to warn them.

Black Smoke
The last fire warrior of magic sends Black in to steal back her family heirlooms from the water snakes, but the job goes wrong and Black’s suspicion of the strange woman is high until she comes in as part of the team.

There is also a series of novella stories based on the Paths of Magic. Ten stories about travelling each of the paths to reach the magic number.


In the meantime, there’s these ones:


Finit – The End – Done – Available:

Herja, Devastation

Valkyrie in the style of an eddic saga, this nouveau-noir story steps through a man’s love and devotion to a cause.
He trained her, named her, set her on the path.
A collaboration of two storytellers …

Diaballein

Dark Urban Fantasy, horror, Central Australia – Two people, one Other, and the 9,500 square kilometre lake. The Gate is open, the Diaballein breaks through …

The Old Woman & The Mad Horse – Case File for: The Big Three Mining Investigation

Thriller, espionage, rural Australia – A damaged ex-covert operative seeks the quiet life but has to deal with the niggling problems from the last job before she can settle in real life.

This one may become an unpublish later in the year … watch this space.

Not On The Cards

Urban Fantasy/Arcane/soft sci-fi – A mother’s loss vs the millions of lives in the Icosa – which will the Gate-Keeper choose?

Who Will Rule Magic?

Kraken, Dragon, Cat vs Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile – Fantasy Allegory – Can Cocky save the world from the rule of Overlord Cat?

Short Stories:

Fears
Seeking

— More will follow!

If there’s anything you want to read, any title that tugs at your desire to know what it’s about, do this: email me

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