Done and Darbie’d – story intro part 2

Following on from yesterday’s post Done and Darbie’d – story intro part 1, here’s the second part of the introduction to my short story, which was published last year in The Never Never Land fantasy fiction anthology.

Dead tree at sunset

He loathed it; the wilderness, the witless horse beneath him. His fear of these ominous, overgrown hills was boundless. Fear that ran its chill finger down his spine in the dead of night, the fear of being lost while a dead man’s boots trod in his wake, a ghost seeking retribution.

Win a copy of The Never Never Land speculative fiction anthology, featuring my short story Done and Darbie’d

My fantasy short story Done and Darbie’d was published last year in The Never Never Land anthology. To celebrate the anthology’s release in eBook format, CSFG Publishing are currently running a competition to win some free copies of the book. Head over to Goodreads for more details.

The Never Never Land anthology

Australia has it own mythologies. Some of them were here long before Europeans arrived; some of them are yet to come. Steam-powered bushrangers. Restless penal colonies. Robotic mining operations. Fairy colonies in the gum trees and old ghosts in the laneways. Drought and fire and flood and new life struggling to emerge from the dust. These are the stories we tell ourselves and the stories we want to hide from.
The Never Never Land features thirty new stories from some of Australia’s best-known speculative fiction writers and some of its newest.

Interview 5 with The Never Never Authors – Darren Goossens — CSFG

The ebook launch of The Never Never Land, CSFG’s speculative anthology of Australian myths, yarns and campfire stories, is coming on 1 July 2016. We interviewed some of the authors to hear what inspired their unique version of the sunburnt country. ‘Ghost Versions’ by Darren Goossens is a hard-edged ghost story about dark impulses and…

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Interview 4 with The Never Never Authors – Angus Yeates — CSFG

The ebook launch of The Never Never Land, CSFG’s speculative anthology of Australian myths, yarns and campfire stories, is coming on 1 July 2016. We interviewed some of the authors to hear what inspired their unique version of the sunburnt country. ‘The Swagman’ by Angus Yeates is a post-apocalyptic reimagining of one of modern Australia’s…

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Interview 6 with The Never Never Authors – Shauna O’Meara — CSFG

The ebook launch of The Never Never Land, CSFG’s speculative anthology of Australian myths, yarns and campfire stories, is coming on 1 July 2016. We interviewed some of the authors to hear what inspired their unique version of the sunburnt country. ‘To Look Upon a Dream Tiger’ by Shauna O’Meara is about obsession and the…

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