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The idea for this book came after seeing both Muse videos 'Psycho' and 'Dead Inside'. It was completed to coincide with the release of their album 'Drones'. It explores just how an average person could be turned into a cold blooded, unemotinal being who will kill to order. It is… Read More

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A teenage boy loses his virginity to a prostitute. Read More

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based off "The Yellow Wallpaper" by Charlotte Gilman Perkins. Read More
This Christmas story is told through the eyes of a young woman, who feels that she is a Grinch. She experiences hate at a very young age and it has led her to become a different person. She arrives back to the town that once made fun of her as… Read More

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a civil servant uncovers a mystery about her past when looking at a strange baby photo that she can't remember having been in. Read More

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Enjoy the prompt for Fortnightly. Read More

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Tearing the house down. Read More
The story “The Mystery of the Three Wise Men” came about mostly because of my curiosity about the Nativity passages in the Bible. As a child, I often wondered about the wise men that included their gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. It seemed inconsistent to me that the Holy… Read More

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Change of the generations in the leadership of the companies and corporate contemporary world. Read More

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Another in the Australiana series, depicting the coming of age for a young man. As always, it is a draft which needs further refinement Read More

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This is a story of an unlikely hero---an old Sikh, widower who, owing to his resourcefulness, compassion and love for his fellow human beings helps them negotiate these turbulent and uncertain times of the Corona Virus as they undertake a trip together. Read More

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--------------------------------------------------------------- Despite her disability, Jafaru still finds interest in Aisha as he summons great effort towards transforming her life for the better. But in the end, it turned out that she has not been able to replicate this act of kindness, as she finds herself biting the hand that fed… Read More

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October 31, 2020

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Another in the Australiana series - though probably not as obviously so as others. A tale about sowing the seeds of doubt in a young child Read More

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My depiction of my depression at a really low point in my life. Read More
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Many married couples work hard to provide the appearance of their marriage they believe others expect. Maintaining this appearance can cause stress in the marriage. When this happens, a married couple may lose touch with what is actually happening between them. Read More

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She found a dead infant floating down the river. Read More
Watch out for those angles of refraction. Read More

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I've been having a lot of issues with depression lately so am working through a creative writing course. This is a piece of prose written for one of the early exercises. Cover image: Read More

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This is a story about an Unlikely Hero---a frail old man who is thrown into a difficult and traumatic situation because of the CORONA VIRUS and how he deals with it. Read More
Jessica is pregnant and happy to be starting a family with her fiance, Jack. But when Jack reveals that he has killed a close friend, Jessica begins to second guess the relationship and wonders how far Jack will go to keep the police from finding out... Read More

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The long war of attrition knows its ebb from its flow. Read More

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Anne is a seventy six year old widow who is Grandmother and sole guardian of sixteen year old Freya. Tensions in their relationship arise because of the age gap, exacerbated by the Covid lockdown. After a heated argument, Anne begins to doubt her ability to cope with headstrong Freya who,… Read More