A couple of months ago, I clicked into the Aurealis Awards website to check out the shortlist for 2019. To my utter amazement, my psychological horror story, The Mark, was amongst the nominations for Best Horror Short Story. The Mark is my second publication. In June 2018, I toddled along to the Emerging Writers’ Festival … Continue reading The Mark – Inspirations, Gratitudes
Yesterday, I finished editing the Malaysian Chinese gothic ghost story that I’ve been working on, tumultuously, with a fair amount of hair-pulling, for the better part of two months. Writing this piece was a great deal more challenging than I expected at the outset. I thought I’d share about what I struggled with, and consequently … Continue reading Hunger, fury, and lessons learnt from a short story
My short story, Father’s House, is in Aurealis #129. Here’s my ‘Story Behind The Story’: Father’s House sprang from three concepts mashing together unexpectedly in my head. The technology to map and deconstruct the human brain is growing increasingly sophisticated. How long will it be before we try to replicate a human mind in digital … Continue reading Father’s House – Aurealis #129
Forgot to post this a few weeks ago. My story, Jigsaw Children, is available in audio form, narrated beautifully by Alethea Kontis. Available at the Clarkesworld website: http://clarkesworldmagazine.com/audio_02_20d/ Or also on the Clarkesworld Podcast: iTunes Spotify Youtube …and other podcast sources.