Short Stories & Vignettes
The further back these go, the more embarrassing they get. But hey, for the sake of putting myself out there, here they are!
Some kind of trout (2018)
Based on an idea from Dave Lavery.
Intro to House-Ape Studies (2017)
Ten million years after human extinction, a new species looks back on our fossils. Appeared in Issue #10 of The Quarry!
North Richmond Street (2017)
Some James Joyce-inspired microfiction.
A sentence or two about a lizard.
A descriptive vignette from a writing exercise.
A story exploring Prometheus' motives for stealing fire for humankind.
Empty Nest (2016)
A (mostly) biographical tribute to memory and place.
Dubious Honour (2016)
The Tulisan War: Stormfronts (2015)
An oral history-style interview from a great interstellar conflict.
The Planet Eater (2015)
A story from the perspective of a giant alien animal that eats inhabited planets. Appeared in Grapeshot Volume 10 Issue 1: X.
The Ambiguous Fish (2015)
A microfictive palaeontologist's lament.
A collection of short stories set in a dystopian future in which copyright law has taken over everything.
Private Display (2012)
Some crime fiction.
More crime fiction - but this time, the private detective is THE VILLAIN! (gasp)
Broken Hill Sunset (2011)
A somewhat abstract descriptive vignette written from the Living Desert Sculptures, just out of Broken Hill.
Not to Be (2011)
A dark, post-apocalyptic short story written in the style of Cormac McCarthy's The Road.
Pitcher in the Hive (2011)
A thing that uses Catcher in the Rye as a jump-off point.
Final Lover (2011)
More apocalyptic fiction, this one from the point of view of Death.
Something about an afterlife.
Artificial Rapture (2011)
A bit of apocalyptic fiction.
Ocean Ghosts (2010)
When I wrote this I thought it was all very minimal and artistic.
Lament for a Star (2010)
A piece from the perspective of the sun.
Here's a thing I wrote to express how I felt at the time. As rough as it is, it stands out to me in that respect.
This started out with some free association about ink stains.
Seeing in the Dark (2010)
Something I wrote for entry into a writing course.
A little horror-ish story from back in high school.
Black Cat's City (2009)
An adaptation of the Japanese fairy-tale Schippeitaro.
Queen of Fire (2007)
I remember writing this in some kind of special writing workshop for young school students (p. 20).
The Ants (2006)
An early short story about some ants.