Short Fiction


Seeds of the Strangling Vine (SQ Mag, Edition 30, 2017)


Image: Love Story, an Exorcism by Luke Spooner

Love Story, an Exorcism (Gamut, Issue One, 2017)

A story exploring concepts of memory, childhood, love and cruelty, through recollections of an abusive friendship between two children.

‘…a unique story—dark, lyrical, honest, raw, touching, and with such power.’ –  Richard Thomas, author and editor

‘What a cracking start to Gamut’s run: vivid, emotive, and psychologically convincing at every level.’ – Joseph Sale, author and editor

This story is available in the ebook of Gamut: Issue One or can be read by Gamut subscribers online.

Image: Jellyfish dancing (Phyllorhiza punctata) by Matteo Tarenghi

The Jellyfish Collector (Review of Australian Fiction, Volume 13: Issue 6, 2015)

A story of loss, longing and jellyfish.

Finalist for the Aurealis Award for Best Fantasy Short Story (2015).

Reprinted at PodCastle (2016) in text and audio formats. Read or listen to it online.

Of Gold and Dust (Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine Issue 60, 2014)

A story of gold, desperation and racial tension set during the Victorian gold rush of the 1850’s.

Reprinted in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2014. (Available to order through bookstores, indiebooksonline or other online retailers).


The Climbing Tree (Use Only as Directed, 2014)

A short, strange tale of fear, childhood and memory.

Buy here.

Image: Barghest by Mejin

The Hound of Henry Hortinger (Pandemonium: Stories of the Smoke, 2012)

A Dickens-inspired tale of a man haunted by ‘a Baskervillian demon dog made of his own cruelty’ (

Listed in The Year’s Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2012 Recommended Reading List.

Reviews for the anthology: The GuardianDreampunk.meA Fantastical LibrarianThe Eloquent PagePaperless ReadingDisinformed).

Available to read online.

Translated Works

Собака Генри Хортинджера (ЛондонЬ: Время Московское, Сноб, 2014)

Russian translation of The Hound of Henry Hortinger.

Body of Work

Finalist for 2014 Ditmar award: Best New Talent

Finalist for 2015 Ditmar award: Best New Talent

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