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Marianne Curley – Author Interview

   For those unfamiliar with your fiction, how would you describe your novels?  My novels are adventures in paranormal fiction that draw you in and sweep you away to another place, or another time, where you might find yourself hiding … Continue reading

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Chris Allen – Author Interview

   For those unfamiliar with your fiction, how would you describe your novels? I think the best summation would be – old school action thrillers with a modern edge, or cold war novel/modern action movie hybrid. Who is one of … Continue reading

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June 2013 Short Story Competition Winner

Congratulations to Thea Adams for her short story Footsteps In The Sand, which has won the June short story competition (theme: mystery or detective). Footsteps In The Sand shows the story of a girl, living with her father in a lighthouse, who investigates a strange occurence. … Continue reading

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Belinda, by Rhea Roy Ganguly (short story)

Belinda Beale could have sworn that she heard a stealthy footfall right behind her. She paused and turned around abruptly, causing her long blond hair to cascade in golden wisps around her frightened face. As she peered into the still … Continue reading

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Footsteps In The Sand, by Thea Adams (short story)

The lighthouse foghorn pierced the mist with its strident blast as the gulls wheeled, calling, overhead.  The waters of the little bay rhythmically caressed the sands and the boats rocked gently at anchor.  The little girl sat motionless on the … Continue reading

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Adult Activities: A Tale Of Domestic Detection, by Rae Litting (short story)

For the first three years of our marriage I believed every single word Geoff said.  Looking back I suppose this was overdoing it.  But Geoff was a remarkably honest person.  He never cheated on his tax.  If he didn’t want … Continue reading

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Murder At Beaumont Manor, by Jo Hart (short story)

On arrival at Beaumont manor, I was ushered into the sitting room by a middle-aged maid whose eyes were red from crying. Finding a dead body is bound to have that effect. “Please take a seat, Detective Thomlinson,” she sniffled. … Continue reading

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Short Story Competition – June 2013 – Theme: Mystery or Detective

The Australian Literature Review has been running monthly short story competitions for April, May and June. The theme for June is: Mystery or Detective Stories should have a strong mystery element with clear stakes for the characters, and this mystery could be pursued by an everyday character or a … Continue reading

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Protocol Seventeen, by Rachel Sanderson (short story)

A settlement designated non-critical will be deleted where it prevents access to supply of a critical resource. A record will be made prior to deletion. We travel in guise as tourists. We have three days to complete the job and … Continue reading

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The Man Of Black, by Tyler Gates (short story)

‘When a man comes to Hinter Hill, it ain’t to get no riches or fame, reverend - it’s to run.’ Those were the words old Andy Miller said to Reverend Adams the day the reverend came to town. The man had warned … Continue reading

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