My Writing

I write poetry, short stories, novellas, and novels, all somewhere within the realm of speculative fiction. As to what’s actually published, that’s another matter, but I’m getting there!

 

The Fear Collectors (novel, October 2016, self-published)

The Fear Clinic promises relief from the phobias, common to rare, that plague so many people. But Erica isn’t convinced that it’s working for her sister Missy. In fact, Missy seems to be getting worse, instead of better.

With the help of her best friend, Toby, Erica starts delving into the background of the clinic and soon finds that not everything is as it seems. She becomes determined to get Missy out of there, before Missy can end up like some of the clinic’s past patients—dead.

But will she succeed—or will the Fear Clinic claim her and Toby as well as Missy?

 

Tea Party‘ in Defying Doomsday (anthology, April 2016, Twelfth Planet Press)

Defying Doomsday is an anthology of apocalypse-survival fiction with a focus on disabled characters, edited by Tsana Dolichva and Holly Kench, and published by Twelfth Planet Press in May 2016. It won the 2017 Ditmar Award for Best Collected Work.

 

Pictures and Memories‘ (short story, March 2016, Less Than Three Press)

Tim Woods is finally enjoying his ‘gap year’ at the age of thirty-three, starting out in Asia with plans to go from there to Europe. But his itinerary didn’t account for Jayendra ‘Jaye’ Saxena, fresh out of high school and on his own gap year, who turns Tim’s time in New Delhi into something far more intense than he’d expected. Tim still has to move on, though… but destiny has a way of reasserting what was meant to be, and ultimately it turns out that fate isn’t quite done with him and Jaye just yet.

 

The Triad Trial (novella, November 2015, Less Than Three Press)

Jamie helps run an IT helpdesk. Mez works in her family’s bakery. Beth is a bartender. The three of them live together in a sharehouse in Melbourne, where they’re trying to figure out their relationship statuses with regards to each other. There to help them is Audrey (part-time barista, part-time demon) who, while dealing with love woes of her own, just wants to see her humans happy. Will Jamie, Mez, and Beth manage to sort themselves out on their own, or will they need a little supernatural kick in the pants?

 

‘Latency’ (short story, August 2015, Award Winning Australian Writing 2015)

Carnival psychic Jerika sees more of the future than she ever imagined that she would when she crosses paths with a mystery client. This story won the ASFF Amateur Writing Competition in 2014 and was subsequently accepted into Award Winning Australian Writing 2015.

2 Responses to My Writing

  1. Laila

    Dear Lauren,
    I’d love to ask for your review about Master of Communication in RMIT. Is it qualified enough? Because I’ve read many bad reviews from the RMIT students and alumni.

    I’m not interested in UniMelb or Monash, because they provide Media Studies in concentration. I prefer Communication in a larger scale, which includes Coorporate Communication.

    Thank a lot Laure.

    Warm regards,
    Laila, from Jakarta

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