Stories

Information regarding my current projects and publications.

Was that some tumbleweed I saw drifting across this page? I’m currently working on a draft urban fantasy novel as well as various short stories.

There is also some information on my accepted and published work.

Make Mine a Macchiato (a story)

Created November 27, 2016. Last modified November 27, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

I wanted to try something a little away from science fiction as well as something a little silly. ‘Make Mine a Macchiato was the result. It was also the first time I showed a story in progress to a non-writer friend. While I didn’t agree with all the feedback, I did gain an appreciation for the benefit of better understanding what your potential audience might like. In this instance, my friend wasn’t a big fan of the ambiguity at the end of the story. I liked it so in the end I kept it, but it was a good reminder that you can’t please all of the people all of the time.

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The Gloriously Cunning Plan (a story)

Created October 23, 2016. Last modified October 25, 2016. 2 comments. Top.

In my day job I deal with bureaucracy a lot. “The Gloriously Cunning Plan” stemmed from this concern – what would happen if one of those last minute heroic plans I always see on TV came face to face with the kind of red tape I see in real government work?

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Shipwrecked

Created October 9, 2016. Last modified October 9, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

This was the first story I had published in Antipodean SF, in issue 163 (January 2012). I originally wrote Shipwrecked for an 800 word writing competition in mid 2011, but didn’t finish it by the deadline. When I first decided to submit to Antipodean SF, I polished and cut it back to 500 words then sent it in. I still remember the excitement of getting the acceptance from Nuke and the interesting experience of working through editorial notes on my work.

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Showdown (Part 5 of 5)

Created September 25, 2016. Last modified September 25, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

Previously, on Showdown

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Showdown (Part 4 of 5)

Created September 11, 2016. Last modified September 25, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

Previously, on Showdown

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Showdown (Part 3 of 5)

Created August 28, 2016. Last modified September 11, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

Previously, on Showdown

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Showdown (Part 2 of 5)

Created August 17, 2016. Last modified August 28, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

Previously, on Showdown

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Showdown (Part 1 of 5)

Created July 31, 2016. Last modified August 17, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

Showdown (Part 1 of 5)

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Monthly roundup – May 2015

Created June 9, 2015. Last modified April 17, 2016. 0 comments. Top.

Work’s been busy during the month of May, so not a lot to report back.

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Musings of a Wannabe Speculative Fiction Writer