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About

Speculative fiction writer, wife, mum, gamer, and adventure seeker who just wants some sleep. She lives in sunny Queensland, but often fantasises about snow capped mountains in cooler climates.

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NYC Midnight Rhyming Story Challenge 2022

This year NYC Midnight introduced a new challenge. The Rhyming Story Challenge. So, armed with the knowledge I am terrible at poetry, I thought, why not have a crack at it anyway. All feedback is good feedback, right? I ended up getting one of my favourite genres, but I was unable to flip the theme and emotion into something left of centre enough to stand out from from the crowd to place in the named top 12 for this one, but I did get some awesome, useful feedback. I was handed, Science Fiction, with the theme of 'adrift' and the emotion 'insignificant'. The story I wrote was called The Repair - A ship drifts through space with the last survivors from Earth on it. An unskilled repairer is tasked with fixing the hull to save them all before time runs out.

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NYC Midnight Flash Fiction 2022 Round 2

The second round was much the same as the first in constraints. 48 hours to write 1000 words. This time I got Spy genre, set on a Freighter, and I had to include a flame thrower. I don't really read a lot of spy books, either, it turns out. I think what I wrote may have been based on experiences from watching Burn Notice and MIB. The story I wrote is called Crisis Control. Secret agents infiltrate a freighter in the pacific ocean to perform an extraction after a distress beacon is triggered by a refugee in a protection program gone wrong. Failure could cause war to break out.

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NYC Midnight Flash Fiction 2022 Round 1

For this I had 48 hours to write a story in the mystery genre, set in a post office, and it had to include the object 'A child's drawing', with a word limit of 1000 words. My story is called Smashing Delivery. A delivery truck smashes through the front of a post office, killing a man. Police hope a child’s drawing can provide clues about who the killer is.

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Short Stories of Forest and Fantasy

Short Stories are a funny beast. When submitting to anthologies, there are normally specific requirements for stories to be accepted in the anthology. This is what binds them together into a cohesive collection of stories. When submitting for the fantasy anthology, the requirement was that we had to reference a forest and it had to be adult fantasy. I knew straight away the story I was going to write.

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Ghosts and Graves Anthology

I'm so excited to announce another anthology I've had a short story accepted into will be available to purchase soon. This one is a collection of ghost stories. It is such a privilege to have my work included with so many other great stories.

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