Sample the first chapter from the winner of the 2017 The Australian/Vogel Literary Award. A fictional memoir of Czech writer Max Brod, filtered through his relationship with Franz Kafka. Published by Allen & Unwin.
From a remarkable new voice in fiction comes a transporting debut, a hilarious multigenerational family saga set in Israel, New York, and Los Angeles that explores the secrets and gossip-filled lives of a kibbutz community near Jerusalem
Duvall Osteen, Literary Agent from Aragi in NY, gives the lowdown on agenting with some gems of advice for aspiring writers.
Broke, drunk, and caught up in the mayhem of a military coup d'état in Thailand, Peter and his dangerously charismatic friend, Joseph, double down on their pursuit of destructive obsessions. But the crimes that they have committed together are be...
Swipe right, double tap, hit that button like you mean it. A look inside the solipsistic world of a social media 'influencer'.
Reconciling the difference between soldier, and murderer, one man tries to answer the question for himself, wielding his sword until he meets someone who dares to call him a friend. One becomes two in an expanding lineup of souls seeking salvation...
The story of a young girl that dares to dream her way into a better life unseen at her birth.
This short story was a finalist in the Carmel Bird Short Story Award, selected by Amanda Lohrey (2012).
An elderly lady, afflicted with dementia, reveals the answer to a decades-long murder mystery.
A romance and coming out story with slightly magical elements. This is partly based in facts, to a small degree. There is a old town In Japan called Kamukura and there is a Buddha there, and yes I have been there. Though of course as one write exp...
Abraham lived a life fully devoted to God. But when asked to carry out the ultimate act of obedience, his whole world is disrupted. This story follows the three-day journey where Abraham's faith is pushed to new limits.
The story of a young boy who has recently lost his mother, trying to make sense of the world of men and then embarking on a breathtaking adventure of his own - a stunning literary debut in the tradition of Favel Parrett's Past the Shallows and Tim...
A deleted scene from The Paper House (Picador 2016).
Out of My Depth is a short story about facing up to an ageing parent's dementia.
A historical fiction story based on rights for women in SA in the 1890s.
“My god is grotesque. She drags her gnarled feet, lymphatic beneath the weight of her rage, towards the moon at which she howls. A deity raised by wolves. She will bend the world until it fits into the palm of her hand, letting it wither and die f...
“This richly imagined retelling of [Bulgakov's] lean years—which gave rise to his phantasmagoric novel The Master and Margarita—mixes fact and fiction to create a narrative that is both foreign and familiar.” - The New Yorker.
Published by Europa ...
The Strange Legend of Salvador Bass, takes readers on a journey into the mind of the reclusive writer who, despite being left for dead as a child, grew up to become the founder of the Bathtub Surrealism style of writing. First published in 2002, R...
From one of Italy's greatest living writers comes remarkable account of an exceptional woman who rises to power in 17th century Sicily and brings about sweeping changes that threaten the iron-fisted patriarchy, before being cast out in a coup afte...
About childhood and turning points and family dynamics- all a fiction.
At home Kevin is a reluctant carer for his brother; on the street he's a suburban soldier, armed with an Artline
The Muse strikes back
I wrote this play for an English class, the assignment was to translate a poem into a different medium. I chose Dorothy Parker’s Résumé and turned it into a play – I’m not sure about the copyright here, but I don’t make any money from this and mea...
one layer after the other
one day different from another
Skye’s sixteen, and her mum’s got yet another new boyfriend. Trouble is, Jason’s bad news. Really bad. Now Mum’s quit her job and they’re all moving north to Port Flinders, population nobody.
Sample the first chapter from the winner of the 2017 Stella Prize, a novel inspired by performance artist Marina Abramović.
I've been trying for days now and I still don't know. Can you even do it? Please help me
Hi My name is Dixie Dawn. I'm really bad at describing myself without being sarcastic, and my writing sometimes tends to be an extension of that. I'm interested in just about everything, tho when...
My name is Ann Wongtanakiate
I'm a little bit young but I hope I don't get in trouble. I'm 11 and I love writing.
Right now I'm writing a book called 'mirror' it's a horror book!
I love scary...
Share a short story about what brings you here (or how you found yourself here).
If you're stuck, try this:
Who are you?
What do you write?
What do you read lately?
Which aspects of...
There's always new games and stories that will make you scared. Read this and test your braveness.
This story about a girl named ryan who tryna get out of a tough life (Book One of the thugged out series) feedback would be nice YES this is my new page
This is a book of different stories in each chapter that the character is a minor character and they tell their story.
This is a story of a girl who knew her legends were true and saved her village because of it with the help of her wolf.
What happens when your secrets are exposed for everyone to see? Well in this story Rika finds out the reason why and puts an end to it.
Every amusement park has its joyful experiences. But this particular amusement park isn't so amusing!
As the winter chill sets in on Paris, their separated love is set to reunite. As his heart glows warm, will her chilled hesitating heart see his frozen too? Or will they find their old selves on the warmth of sunlit beaches again.
A person wakes up with no memories or knowledge of the world, the only thing he knows is that he has the ability to teleport himself. On his journey he will discover the world as well as his past. Each chapter is an event in his life and in each o...
Gypsy wandering, adventure, travel, the meanderings and quirky workings of fate that hint at a grand plan we are all living out, and how it works out for two people in the end.
Nobody knows who started the tradition of losing things, but it's a long-standing one. For some, it is taken in stride. Others do their best to avoid it. Many risk it - at a certain price, of course.
What are you willing to lose?
Barbara Johnson spends every August hosting her grown up son’s family, a team of ungrateful humans of varying size and shape who run wild throughout her small home on the quiet side of Lake Tulsley.
Leonard is walking home one night, an ordinary evening until he finds himself in another place.
Leonard is an outlaw, belonging neither here nor there. In this story, Leonard has a task he must complete, which he really, really doesn't want to. Vroom.
Nora Biggs is an event planner working in the affluent community of Glenn Cove. She has been contacted by a lawyer who tells her that her father, whom she's been long estranged from, has died. One of his last requests is for Nora to pull off an un...
Snapshots of moments in time.
Flash Fiction: a farrier goes to shoe a horse that seemingly hates him, only to be communicated mysteriously by a voice through his radio, leading to a ominous chain of events.
A little girl falls down a rabbit hole and winds up somewhere over the rainbow. Adaleide's arrival in "the Enduring Land" results in the death of a beloved leader, so she and her inner "Ada" will have to tread lightly to make it back home alive.
Life gets weirder beginning with the summer you are 15. You start to see a sad beauty at odd moments. You begin to hope you might really fall in love. Your cousin shows up as someone else entirely. Your older brother becomes confusing because some...
AIDS is a term we hear used often, but what does it mean for the lives of those it infects? Where did it come from, how is it shaping the world we live in and what does it mean for the future of the human race?
A collection of short-stories, essa...