Flashfiction by Eugen Bacon

I first met Eugen in 2019 when we were artists at the Emerging Writers Festival in Melbourne. At the closing night ceremony, with knees shaking, I was privileged to read one of my short stories. My first author reading. Thankfully Eugen came after me as she is no mere reader. Eugen "performed" a dramatic reading... Continue Reading →

Flash scifi by E. M. Swift-Hook

E. M. Swift-Hook is a talented and prolific scifi / alternative history writer. Just take a look at her 30 works listed on Goodreads over the last few years. Seriously, her keyboard must be smoking when she writes!! She is also a very generous supporter of the indie writing scene providing mentoring and advice to... Continue Reading →

Flash fiction – Stop, drop, roll by TK Toppin

Barbados author TK Toppin writes character driven cross-genre tales, full of action, adventure and whimsy. Get your teeth into this flash fiction piece, then follow the links to her books. Enjoy! STOP, DROP, ROLL… AND RUN FOR YOUR LIFE “Dinosaur.” “You got that right. This tech is pretty ancient.” A general calculation pegged the control... Continue Reading →

Reading: The cleanse

In case you missed today's live fb event, here is a link to a recording of my reading. It's an excerpt from Emoto's Promise. Roy's wife has asked whether he is talking to the ocean they way their son Derak did, before he disappeared... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bu0u4Uwf-Zc&feature=youtu.be Click here to pick up your own copy of Emoto's... Continue Reading →

Extract: Illustria’s Crab

Illustria was working hard at looking bored while she reclined on the white lounge in the living room she shared with Charles Drexus. Her hotpants were bright pink. The crocheted bikini top was violet. She had discarded her platform heels and sunhat on the orange carpet, hoping to look as though she was returning home... Continue Reading →

Flash scifi – Infinite Monkeys by Aiki Flinthart

Aussie author Aiki Flinthart is a powerhouse of creativity - scifi, fantasy, writing advice - she does it all. Take a look at this cool little literary flash then click through to read her full works. Infinite Monkeys Something plucks at the edges of omniscience: an idea that won’t be banished, burrowing through space-time. The... Continue Reading →

Flash scifi – The Call by Jason H Abbott

Jason H Abbott is an extraordinarily talented author, who first came to my attention on the socials a few years ago. His stories are hauntingly original and at times just a little bit creepy - in a good way! I am proud to feature Jason as my inaugural author of the month. Here is a... Continue Reading →

New Twisted Aussie Anthology

I'm thrilled to have a short story in the new AQUARIUS anthology from Aussie Speculative Fiction launching today! Lost on a glacier and close to death, Andrea finds an unexpected ally. A research facility on one of Saturn’s moons holds a disturbing mystery. Fídi longs to escape her aunties’ island, but they sink any ship... Continue Reading →

Fiction: The end of Lower Broome

AGGY WILCOCKS SURFACED, gasping and coughing. The surging flood had taken her by surprise, separating her from her family, pushing her right through town and slamming her against the tin veranda of the transit station. Winded, she sucked desperately for air before diving down into the murky water in a frantic search for Uncle or... Continue Reading →

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