"The Centre Cannot Hold" in The Journal
My story The Centre Cannot Hold, which won the 2017 Joe O'Sullivan Writers' Prize, appears in The Journal from the Irish Austalian Heritage Association.
Four stories in Just Off Message: a 20th anniversary anthology
Four of my stories appear in Just off Message: a 20th year anthology from Interactive Publications. The stories are 'Epoch O'Lips: A Tyler Bramble Mystery', 'Losing Her Zen', 'Killjoy' and 'The Kennedys: A Yellowcake Story'.
Review of Old Scores in Westerly
My review of David Whish-Wilson's excellent Perth crime novel Old Scores has been published in Westerly online.
"Frank" in Award Winning Australian Writing 2016
Frank has been selected for publication in Award Winning Australian Writing 2016, which was launched at the Melbourne Writers Festival on 31st August 2016.
"Frank" in Westerly: New Creative
Frank, which won the 2015 City of Rockingham Short Fiction Award, appears in Westerly's New Creative online issue.
"Epoch O'Lips" in P3 WA
My short story Epoch O'Lips appears in the second issue of P3 WA.
"Hard Travelin'" in Writing the Dream
A non-fiction piece about my (torturous) pathway to publication, Hard Travelin, appears in Writing the Dream.
"when the jellyfish rule the oceans" in Pound of Flash
My baroque future fantasy piece, when the jellyfish rule the oceans, appears online in Pound of Flash.
"Enter Sandman, Exit Light" in Tincture Journal #9
My 'Housos vs Raymond Carver' story Enter Sandman, Exit Light has been published in Tincture Journal #9.
"A Void" in The Great Unknown
The third Tyler Bramble story, A Void, was shortlisted for the 2013 Carmel Bird Award and is published in The Great Unknown from Spineless Wonders alongside a host of talented writers like Mark O'Flynn, PM Newton and Deborah Biancotti.
"The Last First" in Alien Sky
My speculative fiction story The Last First is now available for order in the Alien Sky anthology from US indie publisher Another Sky Press. The Last First is a grisly little spaceship tale which harks back to the SF of Asimov and Clarke, but which inverts the optimism expressed in the works of those earlier writers.
"Blue Swirls" in Tincture Journal #1
The second Tyler Bramble story, Blue Swirls, was published in Tincture Journal in March 2013. Blue Swirls sees Tyler supposedly on holiday on the 'nightmare coast' coastal town of Kilgore, where he accidentally discovers a lead in a long-abandoned child sex case.
"The Dying Rain" in The Tobacco-Stained Sky
My post-apocalyptic detective story The Dying Rain appears in The Tobacco- Stained Sky anthology from US indie publisher Another Sky Press. The Tobacco-Stained Sky is a spin-off anthology from the universe depicted in Andrez Bergen's novel Tobacco-Stained Mountain Goat. The Dying Rain is the first of my stories to feature down-at-heel Seeker, Tyler Bramble. Here he's sent to St Kilda to investigate the underworld dealings of the drug baron, Gabe Roshandro and his legion of Brazen-addled minions.
"Discovering Philip K Dick" in SF Commentary 83
My 40,000 word long article on the novels of Philip K Dick was published in 2012 in issue 83 of Bruce Gillespie's long-running SF fanzine SF Commentary. An extensive overview of the novels of this greatest of SF writers, it can be read freely here.
"The Kennedys" in Eclecticism Ezine #17
The Kennedys, which is set in the world of my novels Yellowcake Springs and Yellowcake Summer, was published in the final issue of Eclecticism Ezine. "The Kennedys" features Tim and Eleanor Kennedy and the town of Manjaring; here a would-be abductor comes between father and daughter, with violent consequences.
"Yug's Memory" in Eclecticism Ezine #16
My lighthearted time-travel story, Yug's Memory, featuring the oddly backward-sounding Yug Egdivlas, was published in issue 16 of Eclecticism E-zine. Poor old Yug is confused about a number of things, not least which way around jumper leads need to go on a car with a flat battery.
"Manitee" and "The Remembery" in Dark Edifice #1
Two of my speculative fiction stories, Manitee and The Remembery, were published in the first issue of Dark Edifice. Manitee is the oldest of my published stories; it's a dreamlike speculative fiction tale. The Remembery is newer and features an artificial intelligence struggling to make meaning of the corrupted 'rememberies' it finds around it. The Remembery was awarded a Commended Certificate in the KSP Speculative Fiction competition in 2010.
"Vanish" in Kurungabaa, Vol. 3 No 2
My speculative fiction story Vanish was published in surfing magazine Kurungabaa in 2011. This is a weird story about a disappearing civilisation and it takes place in WA's suburban frontier in the early 2000s.
"The Ballard" in Fiction on Demand
My flash fiction piece, The Ballard, won Dan Simpson's 'Book Love' competition and was published on his website in 2010. It can be read freely here.