Stories

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My first publication is an online serial novel, Bloodshot Buck, co-authored with Mitch K. Allen. A fantasy-sci-fi story about space marines who’re trained to use their blood in combat. While Mitch and I intend to totally redraft the story for paperback publication, it is still available to read or listen to for free at BigWorldNetwork.

Humanity is no longer alone, and they’re evolving. Since an alien migrant fleet entered the Local solar system human technology has improved, their colonies on Mars have expanded, but their suspicion and reluctance to share resources with the migrant fleet has never abated.

Alien blood is valuable: powerful. In an attempt at truce, the migrant fleet have agreed to share their DNA with human marine candidates. Those who survive the cellular fusion are now part of a new, space frontier army; trained to kill with a drop of blood.

Eva Buck is among the newest recruits and her induction into the synth army takes a dangerous turn when her instructor, Neni-Lohi, does the unthinkable.


 

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Hikari is a short magical realism story inspired by writers like Margo Lanagan who leave the story pieces open to interpretation but paint a world of colour and mystery.

Ghosts march closer, bringing fire and smoke, threatening those who thrive on lush green fields and need water to live. But Miki’s eyes are on the worldtree, her dreams full of flying a spitfyre, while her best friend stares harder and harder at the flames destined to rule their lives.


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Golden Sandals is a short fantasy story inspired by, quite literally, a pair of beautiful golden sandals and women rebellion against proving themselves as worthy successors to men.

When Zeus and Ares each planted a daughter in the wombs of mortal women, claiming that their daughters – let alone sons – would be stronger offspring than the other’s, they did not expect those two daughters to fight more than each other.


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The Ghost Collector is a short supernatural story about subverting prejudices and believing in the power of objects as time capsules.

Living alone with minimal commitments to friends and family does have some benefits, such as an expensive need to collect antiques and unique crafts. But when Rachael buys Jules Delsart’s original cello, she discovers a treasure with more supernatural allure than she actually ever wanted to own.