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About Cage Dunn
Cage was born in the wide-open landscape of inland Western Australia; lived all over the startling country of Australia - now in Adelaide - worked at everything from sewage collection to computing, and somewhere in there graduated with a BA Comm (Prof. Writing) and Grad Dip Computing.
Still learning, still writing, still scaring the pants off those willing to listen to the stories ...
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Written by authors who are either born or live here, providing an authentic view of really scary scenarios...
Edited by Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author and Things in the Well series editor, Steve Dillon.
On Home Soil by Tracie Mcbride
Bad Weather by Robert Hood
The House of Waite by Simon Dewar
Roadside Linda by Graeme Hague
Heritage Hill by Matthew R. Davis
Itchy by Cage Dunn
The Saltbush Queen by Chris Mason
Kua Hinga Te Kauri by Dan Rabarts
Roadside Flies by Marty Young
Lineage by Lucy Sussex
Long Drop by Tabatha Wood
This year, many Australian communities have been affected by bushfires. People—and animals—have lost their lives and their homes. The Australian Speculative Fiction community asked the question, ‘What can we do to help?’
‘Stories of Hope’ was born from the smoke and ashes, an anthology of fantasy and science fiction tales based on the theme of ‘hope.’ All money raised from the sales of this book will be donated to WWF's Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund and the Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Fund.
This is no ordinary anthology, it’s a message of hope for the future.
myth and mortality,
wielder and implement,
love and destiny.
Free-verse poetry combines with short prose in the style of an Eddic tale modernised.
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The legend of Valkyrie breathes, as Herja, Devastation, once wronged, aims her mortal agent at her enemies.
Her man bears this tale of vengeance in service to a higher, eminently more noble being. He is her assassin and tool, and she is his destiny and dignity.
In the dirty business of death on demand, a purity of purpose lights the path as he seeks questions, provides answers and justice on her word.
This blending of literary forms creates a unique nouveau noir style for the 21st Century.
Do you dare to tread the dark side?
Aventi sends out the call for a new Maiden. If she doesn’t get a replacement, magic will leave her. If that happens, she can’t heal, and her soul remains blemished forever.
Awaken, spirit of Maiden, vessel of a pure soul and bearer of an empath’s heart.
Please, she begs, feel your truth.
But when the novitiates arrive without a guide, Aventi must choose — risk death to escort them through the same ordeal that still haunts her worst nightmares, or hide from the responsibility and close the circle?
Can she survive another journey through that hell to seek the path to redemption?
Magic calls — are you the vessel it seeks?
A dark urban fantasy with metaphysical and horror elements, set in Melbourne, Australia.
It was supposed to be a quiet place for a cyber-researcher to take up her new role after the attempt on her life. But the country town of Brimpaen bristles with an undercurrent of fear that Hella Solaris, recently retired from covert ops, can't leave alone. The instincts that have kept her alive this long are burning worse than the scars from the last failed sting.
And this rot stinks like a shallow grave.
Like someone followed her. Like it's personal.
When they try to kill the horse, she needs to use any asset she can, including a young girl and her overprotective-cop-father, to find the who and the why - or is she seeing shadows where there are none?
Chiri’s first concern should be the safety of her daughter, but as the Gate-Keeper responsible for the lives of millions in the Icosa, those now in grave peril due to her error, she must choose.
Will she sacrifice the search for her child, or abandon her world to the fate decreed in the Tarot Cards?
Who will rule magic?
The previous council and the tests of skill that forced Kraken against Dragon and Dragon against Cat - that was centuries ago. Now, the time has come for the other creatures to 'volunteer' - one from air, one from earth, one from water - but will they? Or will Cat take over the rule of all, and allow magic to fade from the creatures of Earth forever?