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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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May 2013 Short Story Competition Shortlist

Congratulations to authors of the following stories, which have been shortlisted for the May short story competition (theme: small town setting): Night Skyline by Rachael Mead This Must Be The Place by Kris Cerneka The Old Jenson Place by Tarran Jones The Man Of Black by … Continue reading

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The Old Jenson Place, by Tarran Jones (short story)

My bricks are tumbling down, while my mortar crumbles to dust. Red dirt fills my rooms while lush grasses carpet my floors. Animals make me their homes while the wind blows through my heart. Once, I was filled with lust, … Continue reading

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This Must Be The Place, by Kris Cerneka (short story)

Papa said, ‘This must be the place,’ and I knew from the last three announcements of, ‘This should be it,’ ‘Here we are,’ and, ‘We’ve finally made it,’ that this backwater railroad pigsty was not the end of the line … Continue reading

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Night Skyline, by Rachael Mead (short story)

From the back of the fire truck it’s always a different valley. The higher perspective and the wind make me think of my kelpie on the tray of the ute, all legs and jitters. But unlike the dog, my jitters … Continue reading

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Short Story Competition – May 2013 – Theme: Small Town Setting

The Australian Literature Review is running monthly short story competitions for April, May and June. The theme for May is: Small Town Setting Stories should be clearly set in a small town. Note that this is a short STORY competition, so your characters should do something … Continue reading

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April 2013 Short Story Competition Winner

Congratulations to Tyler Gates for his short story The Raven And The Sword, which has won the April short story competition (theme: conflict between close friends). In The Raven And The Sword, Tyler really got into the mind-sets of his characters and … Continue reading

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The Falls, by Rachel Sanderson (short story)

They planned for weeks, in those few moments each day when they knew they would not be overheard. They tried to prepare for all possible dangers but the boy had not been one of them. The boy was chance, unforseen. … Continue reading

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Blue, by Victoria June Norton (short story)

I took the folder of treasured photographs from under my pillow. It was held together by a sticky rubber band which broke as I opened the pack. Examining them one at a time, I placed the photos face down on … Continue reading

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One Shandy Too Many, by Alison Stegert (short story)

Maybe I lost my mojo. I’d always thought I had a way with dogs: They loved me and I loved them. Then I met Shandy. She was a Lhasa Apso, one of those fluffy creatures with bulgy eyes and a … Continue reading

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