Gratitude

Yesterday I had the delight of receiving my copies of Beginnings – An Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology. It was an absolute thrill to open up the box and see all the books inside, knowing my short story was in there. The best thing Better than that feeling though, better than selling signed copies and getting … Continue reading Gratitude

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Wednesday Prompt Smash: By law of truth and claw

Prompt: By law of truth and claw Word Limit: 200 words “Order, order in the court!” Snarled Grimmace, his sharp yellow fangs glinting with saliva in the dim light. The gathering went quiet, aside from a few barely audible whimpers in the back. “Now let us resume proceedings, in an orderly manner.” Grimmace lowered himself … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: By law of truth and claw

Saturday Word of the Day: Shrievalty

*Shrievalty: the office, term, or jurisdiction of a sheriff. "If I was you, George, I'd leave this all behind. Give up the shrievalty and leave for somewhere where nobody knew me." Katie's husky voice carried from the bathroom as George tightened his belt. "If you were me, Katie, you'd never have accepted it. And you … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Shrievalty

Edge by Alanah Andrews (SNEAK PEEK)

Another sneak peek at the excellent talent in the Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology – Beginnings!

Aussie Speculative Fiction

SNEAK PEEK at a story from our ‘Beginnings’ anthology.

Edge by Alanah Andrews

Each morning as the sun peaked over the threshold of the world, Alma stood at the shore letting the colours wash blissfully over her body. First, the sky would seem just a little less dark. Then the stars would fade and a glorious display of crimson would creep over the horizon. Despite the fact that this was a daily occurrence, Alma never grew tired of observing the stunning mix of reds, pinks and oranges as they flowed like watercolour into her world.

She reached one hand up to her cheek, where a mark the colour of sunset stretched from her forehead, across her right eye, and onto her cheek. At first, Alma had felt self-conscious about the strange blemish on her skin, but her father had just smiled. “You’ve been touched by the sunrise, Alma,” he had…

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Wednesday Prompt Smash: Hand of an angry god

A/N: I know it's not Wednesday. I missed writing and posting this as I was busy yesterday, we just got a new foster dog in. Anyway, my apologies for this being late. Prompt: Hand of an angry god Word Limit: 140 words The hand of the giant stone statue swept across the room, the walls … Continue reading Wednesday Prompt Smash: Hand of an angry god

The Morrigan by Maddie Jensen (SNEAK PEEK) — Aussie Speculative Fiction

SNEAK PEEK at a story from our upcoming anthology. The Morrigan by Maddie Jensen The time for the new Morrigan’s ascent was at hand. Erin Brennan craned her neck to look up at the full moon, taking a steadying breath which misted out in front of her. This was the third Morrigan she had seen […] … Continue reading The Morrigan by Maddie Jensen (SNEAK PEEK) — Aussie Speculative Fiction

The Washer Woman’s Favourite by Maureen Flynn (SNEAK PEEK) — Aussie Speculative Fiction

SNEAK PEEK at a story from our upcoming anthology. The Washer Woman’s Favourite by Maureen Flynn It takes something as drastic as death to find yourself face to face with Venice’s premiere Washer Woman. I wasn’t sure it really was her at first, that lumpy shadow, grey and black and looming over me. My vision […] … Continue reading The Washer Woman’s Favourite by Maureen Flynn (SNEAK PEEK) — Aussie Speculative Fiction

Portals by A. A. Warne (SNEAK PEEK) — Aussie Speculative Fiction

SNEAK PEEK at a story from our upcoming anthology. Portals by A. A. Warne Wide eyed and staring at the ceiling, Jon hadn’t slept in weeks. He had spent most of the night chewing down his nails until he reached the nail bed, then changed fingers and began again. He couldn’t remember the last time […] … Continue reading Portals by A. A. Warne (SNEAK PEEK) — Aussie Speculative Fiction

Saturday Word of the Day: Waggish

A/N: Before I begin this Saturday Word of the day post, I just wanted to say I'm very excited today as my story 'Dealt in Sin' is in the Australian Speculative Fiction Anthology: Beginnings which has officially launched today! You can find it on Amazon here. *Waggish: roguish in merriment and good humour; jocular; like … Continue reading Saturday Word of the Day: Waggish