Welcome to Bellevue
2020, Grattan Street Press, Melbourne, Australia.
“Welcome to Bellevue, where the mountains meet the sea…”
Harry awakes on a ferry with no memory of how he came to be there. The boat is bound for Bellevue, a place he has never heard of. When he goes ashore, his attempts to leave are thwarted.
Feeling trapped and alone, Harry gradually gets to know and trust some of the locals, and hopes he is on the way to learning the mystery that holds him in this strange seaside town.
But then a series of murders grips Bellevue, threatening Harry’s new friend Xanthe, and renewing Harry’s desperation for answers.
2022, in [untitled] issue 10, Pinion Press Melbourne, Australia.
The lift stopped with a ding, followed by a too-long pause before the doors opened. Apparently it was an energy saving feature – super sustainable – but it made Jeanine nervous. That pause felt just a hair longer every time, like this might be the moment the doors decided it would be more efficient to just stay closed...
An exciting issue that is a collection of the [untitled] short story competition longlistees, which was judged by award-winning author and story wizard Laurie Steed. The issue features an editorial from Blaise van Hecke, and short stories by Shaun Allen, Ben Redwood, Daniel T. Car, Anna Miller, Natalie A. Vella, Nancy Podimane, Katrina Burge, Jane Downing, Seth Robinson, J.A. Gleeson, Mick Davidson, Rosemary Dickson, Megan Howden, Vicky Daddo, Bon-Wai Chou,Shaun Allen, and Tyler McPherson.
‘The Sting’ was awarded with 2nd place for the [untitled] short story award.
2022, in Networks: Being a part and apart (2021), Sydney, Australia.
Our world is built around the people, groups and communities we surround ourselves with. They form networks of connections, beliefs and ideas that can help to shape the people we become. These networks have become vital in a time where lockdowns have pushed us apart, and reinforced the need to be a part of something whole.
This anthology examines the ways we find joy in lockdown, keep people and places alive through memory, and search for connection in an increasingly digital age. Featuring poetry, short stories and visual art, it introduces bold new voices that will command your attention and prompt you to think differently about the relationships that make everyday life worthwhile.
2021, in Everything, All at Once, Ultimo Press, Sydney, Australia.
Endless sunshine bleaches the curtains and wears the nerves of a woman stuck inside. A chance encounter with a stranger changes the course of a life in small but significant ways. An imagined audience drives people to the extreme. A young woman wrestles with inheritance and loss.
Compiled from the winning entries of the 2021 Ultimo Prize, this collection represents Australia’s next generation of literary talent. Their work is forward-thinking and provocative, exciting and surprising. Beautifully designed by George Saad, Everything, All At Once is populated with characters seeking comfort and connection in an uncertain world.
2021, in Intermissions, Grattan Street Press, Melbourne, Australia.
Intermissions is an anthology of over 60 original short stories, exploring the complexity of the human condition.
The collection brings together musings on love and loss, experimentation, isolation, suffering, intimacy and connection, environmental collapse and the Anthropocene.
Carefully curated by Grattan Street Press, this eclectic selection of stories from both Australian and international writers is haunting, uplifting, moving and absurd. We invite you to traverse its
pages to discover the diversity of voices reflective of an ever-changing world.
Climate change is here, and how we react in the present will alter the course of the future; we can no longer deny that this is a key challenge for our times. Over the past two years, Australia has seen its worst bushfire season in recorded history, extreme floods and a global pandemic that brought about a renewed appreciation of nature.
The contributors to this anthology tell powerful stories of devastation and hope. From chilling predictions of the future, to tree conservation movements in India, to an exchange between Siri and Alexa on environmental sustainability, writers and artists from the Sydney University community have come together to give voice to experiences of climate change, nature and the environment.
It’s never been more important to keep the conversation alive.
2020, Aurealis Magazine #136, Melbourne, Australia.
The wind felt hot enough to break the skin. It blasted the exposed patch between the cuff of Corrie’s coat and her glove, warning of future blisters if she wasn’t careful.
She fumbled with her sleeve, stuffing it into her glove, then lifted her gaze to the east, and even through her goggles found herself squinting against the steady blast of wind. She looked out across the blackened hills and the sweep of dry earth that had once been bush. The fires had taken care of the eucalypts. Now, there was only a scattering of deadwood carcasses jammed into the ground… [Read more]
2018, In Farrago, Melbourne, Australia.
I was in no way justified in the blistering rage I felt towards the man on the other side of the computer screen—Avery, the hybrid chatbot-human. I was aware that my frustration was the result of a very first-world problem, the inconvenience I’d felt over the last three weeks paled in comparison to the real issues of the world, ones that millions of people dealt with every day… [Read more]
2016, In Farrago: Flash Fiction, Melbourne, Australia.
The ‘Fritz’ of 2017 left Danny Dumont out on a limb. One day, all had been fine and dandy, .gifs kept the people laughing, memes summed up all worldly knowledge in a nutshell and Facebook dictated the course of history. Now, just a few short months after the great internet crash and the world had regressed… [Read more]
2014, In Woroni Creative Edition, Canberra, Australia.
Jonathan James Doe and his unfortunate name were born on the 16th of June, 1990; an oversight resulting from an absentee father and a teenage mother who had never heard the term before. It was a quirk that went largely unnoticed; when a social worker was sent to investigate… [Read more]
2020, In the Grattan Street Press Blog, Melbourne, Australia.
2018, In the Grattan Street Press Blog, Melbourne, Australia.
2018, In the Grattan Street Press Blog, Melbourne, Australia
2018, In the Grattan Street Press Blog, Melbourne, Australia