Aphis’s Gambit

This week saw my story, “Aphis’s Gambit”, published at The Piker Press, an online weekly journal of arts, science, fiction, and non-fiction. Aphis’s Gambit started life as a short story competition entry for the theme, “Today was finally the day…”. I will be forever grateful to my writing friends who saw its initial promise and … Continue reading Aphis’s Gambit

Collisions: Review

I've a review for you this week. I've just finished re-reading Collisions, a 'fictions of the future' anthology from Australian Indigenous writers and Writers of Colour, published in 2020 by Pantera Press in partnership with LIMINAL magazine. Consisting of the inaugural LIMINAL Fiction Prize longlist, Collisions is a collection of short stories from diverse voices, … Continue reading Collisions: Review

Dialogue Short Course Review

"Fiction Essentials: Dialogue" with the Australian Writer's Centre Last month I completed an online short course with the Australian Writer's Centre (AWC), refreshing my dialogue skills. I've previously done their 30-Day Bootcamp and Fantasy, Science Fiction and More courses (my review of the latter is here). This time I went for technique. I've been writing … Continue reading Dialogue Short Course Review