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Second prize winner of the Flash500 First Quarter Competition 2010

Drama

Flash Fiction

Click here to read After the Wake


afternoon tea in amberley lane

Afternoon Tea in Amberly Lane



Published in 'Positive Words Magazine' in July 2008.

Fantasy / Supernatural 

Short Story


april's perfect cuppa

April's Perfect Cuppa


Published in Positive Words Magazine in Jan 2011

Drama 

Flash Fiction


ASSASSIN'S LAMENT



Published by Café Lit

Drama

Micro Fiction


aunt sassy

Aunt Sassy



Shortlisted in Flash500 Second Quarter 2011 Flash Fiction Competition.

Drama / Humour

Flash Fiction


BLOODY MONGREL


First Prize winner in Global Short Stories February 2011 competition.

Published in the Vegemite Whiskers anthology in December 2011.

Drama 

Short Story


blue willow

Blue Willow


Highly Commended in the Stringy Bark Flash Fiction Awards 2011 and published in Between Heaven and Hell' in June 2011

Drama

Flash Fiction


cry of the plover



Shortlisted for the Writers' Village Best Writing Award 2009

Drama

Short Story

Click here to read Cry of the Plover


danhooden



Highly Commended in the Best of Times Short Story Competition #8.

Humour / Fantasy

Short Story

Click here to read Danhooden


ESPRESSO



Published in Mosaic  by Bridge House in September 2010 

Romance

Short Story


THE FOOTSNAKE STORY



Highly Commended in the Stringy Bark Short Story Awards 2010 and published in 'The Umbrella's Shade' in February 2011.

Drama/Humour 

Short Story


THE GARRAMODA



Shortlisted for the Writers' Village Best Writing Award Spring 2010 

Fantasy / Mild Horror

Short Story

Click here to read The Garramoda


GET TEDDY

Get Teddy


First prize winner in the short story section of the Eastwod/Hills 2011 Literary Competition.

Published in Award Winning Australian Writing 2012.

Drama

Short Story


JIM THE INVINCIBLE

Jim the Invincible


Commended in the Pauline Walsh Short, Short Story 2010 Literary Competition presented by Eastwood/Hills Fellowship of Australian Writers

Drama / Humour

Flash Fiction 


ISSALINGA'S SONG


Honourable Mention in the Darker Times Fiction Short Story Competition February 2013.

Fantasy / Light Horror

Flash Fiction 

Click here to read Issalinga's Song


LACED WITH BLACK THREAD

Laced with Black Thread


Honourable Mention in WOW! Winter Flash Fiction 2010 Competition.

Drama / Women's Interest

Flash Fiction


last day (maxie)

Last Day


Shortlisted in Positive Words Short Story Competition 2008 and published in 'Behind the Wattles,' in December 2012.

Drama 

Flash Fiction


MASON BRICK AND TILE

Mason Brick and Tile


Second Prize winner in the FAW (ViC) Mornington Peninsula Prize 2011.

Drama 

Short Story


NOT DEAD YET

Not Dead Yet


First Prize Winner in 2008 Boroondara Literary Awards and published in 'Award Winning Australian Writing 2009'.

Drama 

Short Story


patrick remembers


Published by 99Fiction

Drama

Micro Fiction


Click here to read Patrick Remembers

the possum

The Possum


Published in 'Short Stories '96' in July 1996 by Writer's World Publishers

Drama 

Short Story


the peacock's lair

The Peacock's Lair


Published in 'The Chick Lit Review' Nov/Dec 2009 issue.

Chick Lit / Romance 

Short Story


perhaps tonight

Perhaps Tonight


Shortlisted in the Very Short Story April 2011 Contest

Drama 

Postcard Fiction


postcards from wumberidgee

Postcards from Wumberidgee


Highly Commended in Positive Words Short Story and Poetry Competition 2010.

Drama / Romance

Short Story


the pursuit


Short Listed in the Words With Jam First Annual Short Story Competition 2010 and Commended in The Best Of Times Short Story Competition.

Drama / Romance

Short Story


a sparrow's fate


First Prize Winner in A Very Short Story Competition September 2011

Drama 

Postcard Fiction 


snapshot

Snapshot


Published in 'Positive Words Magazine' in Sept. 2009

Drama 

Short Story


thirty seven cats


Joint first prize winner in the Global Short Stories July 2014 Competition

Drama

Short Story

Click here to read Thirty Seven Cats


three pence each


Published by Café Lit

Drama

Micro Fiction


trolleys international

Trolleys International


Commended in Best of Times Short Story Competition #7.

Humour

Short Story


unnamed


Runner Up in WOW! Winter Flash Fiction 2011 Competition and

Long Listed for 100 Stories for Queensland.

Drama / Humour

Flash Fiction

Click here to read Unnnamed


whispers in her ear


First Prize winner in the Writers' Village International Short Story Competition 2013.

Drama / Mild Horror

Short Story

Click here to read Whispers in her Ear



Other Stories Include:

Address Unknown - Drama - Short Story

Another Crossing - Drama - Flash Fiction

The Beginning and The End - Drama- Flash Fiction

Bracky and Trill - Children's Story

The Broken Fence - Fantasy / Supernatural - Short Story

The Coal Miner's Candle - Drama - Short Story

Connor's Folly - Drama - Short Story

Cutting Jonquils - Drama- Flash Fiction

Dragon at The Door - Drama - Short Story

In the Shadow of Rockets - Drama - Short Story

It Started with a Kiss - Contemporary Drama - Flash Fiction

Just One Click - Chick Lit / Feel Good - Flash Fiction

Know Thine Enemy - Drama - Micro Fiction

Lachlan's Discovery - Children's Story

A Letter to Helena - Drama - Micro Fiction

Parley - Humour - Flash Fiction

Petals in the Dust - Young Adult Novel

Searching in the Great Dark - Drama - Micro Fiction

A Smile on His Lips - Drama - Short Story

Spilt Sugar and Toffee Shards - Drama - Flash Fiction

Strawberry Junket - ChickLit / Feel Good - Flash Fiction

Tickets -  Humour - Flash Fiction

Thunder Makes up His Mind -  Children's Story

Two Weeks with Hannah - Drama - Short Story

An Unfortunate Circumstance -  Drama - Postcard Fiction


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