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Poem / Other

November 28, 2022

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The Booksie Classic House

A haiku about the Australian desert. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

The Middle East, 1915. A short story set during the First World War told from the perspective of a Turkish officer defending a trench from a British attack. Based on characters featured in my published novels Kingdom Lock, and For Kingdom and Country. Read More
It's 1962 Two Men have built a friendship traveling to work on the morning train over many years. One has a dark past that will come back to test that friendship. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

If it offends you stop reading it. (But you already knew that, didn't you?) ... Read More

Tags: australia, day

Actually, it was Paul Keating, while still prime minister, who referred to Australia as, "The A***hole of the World!" Little Johnny Howard simply made us all feel that we were. Read More
What should have been a routine takeoff from a short West Australian mining strip goes spectacularly wrong. Join me in the cockpit for an adrenalin fuelled ride! Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

When the law fails to punish a killer in the northern city of Darwin, the local police chief recruits three normal men who decide to take that same law into their own hands. After a chase that takes place in both Darwin and Sydney, the killer decides that it is… Read More
War crimes are committed By our fighting forces, In the name of justice Justice or revenge? No-one seems to care. Read More
Cover image: Pixabay.com. Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

Geololgist Aron, is investigating the unexplained pinnacle formations on the West Australian Coast. A sandstorm sweeps in from the Coral coast and brings hell along for the ride. Read More
Just a light rant off the top of my head. Can think of plenty more stuff wrong with nationalism if I try. Or just read (any) George Orwell or Kurt Vonnegut book. They’ll set your prejudices straight. Read More

Tags: australia, sucks, as, why, a

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The Booksie Classic House

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
An old one reworked for the Australiana collection. An anecdotal story about desert creep and big farming practices. Read More

Book / Romance

May 03, 2020

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The Booksie Classic House

Kara Aisling has a goal in mind. Influenced by a former housemate she plans to sleep with ten different guys in order to hit the self-proclaimed title of 'Double Digits'. With this task in mind, she uses Tinder as her handy guide to courting different men. But along the way… Read More

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The The Imaginarium House

A poem written for day 1 of NaPoWriMo. Cover image: pixabay.com. Read More

Poem / Memoir

January 02, 2020

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Comments: 3

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The Booksie Classic House

Musings of the noble bushmen, my mural " Aboriginal " Read More
A combination of tales I heard and wrote about sometime ago, it tries to approach the subject of differing sexuality among close friends. The idea was to weave in some contemporary issues but without the political baggage. note: edited and updated June 2020 . Read More
I am putting together a number of stories about life in "modern" Australia that hopefully will have enough one day to put together a short book on Amazon. In the mean time I post them here to give them a "try out", perhaps to garner some comments but also to… Read More
In the Australian beach town of Fallow Range, a deadly swarm of killer Box Jellyfish near Melbourne, attack visitors during the summer. When fisherman Taylor Painter, and his girlfriend Tracey Lower, a marine biologist, attempt to find a solution to the threat, they find it hard to convince the authorities… Read More
In the Australian town of Franklin Halls, Charles Bait, a local fisherman, struggles to deal with marauding killer Box Jellyfish, that have taken over in the raging oceans. Read More
Taiyo Yamazaki and five other astronaut candidates enter a cave beneath the Australian tropics as part of a mock mission to prove their worth. But when disaster strands them they find they are not alone… (A stand-alone chapter from Tribulation (550AU Book 1)) Read More

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The Booksie Classic House

A story about a kangaroo and her young son her in pouch fleeing a dingo. Read More
My chapter is the start of my journey from when i had the courage to leave an unhealthy marriage and move to the other end of the country to begin my new life. I will continue on sharing my quest to find love in the modern dating world and how… Read More
When Bella’s well-known Gran (Donna the jeweller) mysteriously disappears one night from their suburban home in Canberra, it sends the whole town of Cranford into despair and fear for the events of the future. “Where was she taken to?”, “Was she kidnapped and murdered?”, “Is she alive and well?” are… Read More
I am putting together a number of stories about life in "modern" Australia that hopefully will have enough one day to put together a short book on Amazon. In the mean time I post them here to give them a "try out", perhaps to garner some comments but also to… Read More
Melbourne, Australia, 1953. Mike Scott is a low level criminal. When he sees a dead body in the city, he puts his life on the line when the killer strikes again. Read More
This short story is the first work in English I have ever published. It deals with a thriller revolving around missing family, all of this set in a futuristic scenery in Australia. I hope to receive constructive crisiticism about my writing style, grammar and typography in general. In fact,… Read More
Katherine is a young Australian girl from country Victoria. She stumbles on a talent for fashion design she didn't know she had, and uses it as her ticket out. Mike is a New York Lawyer, charming but self indulgent, with links to the mob. He has a penchant for… Read More
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