Short Stories: Published

Shorter Works – Anthologies, Features, Digital.

  • Mrs Hudson and the Forgotten Letter
    Short story – Victorian mystery – featured in the anthology, ‘Where’s Holmes: Volume II’
    Publisher: Specul8, 2020. ISBN: 9781716434488
  • Another Twist of the Nib: short tales with a darker twist.
    Short story collection (eBook) – ghosts, vampires, apocalypse, and nefarious intent. (includes ‘The Case of the Murderous Migraine’, first published in the Deadsteam anthology/Grimmer and Grimmer Book, 2018).
    2020 ISBN: 9781005093679
  • Quarantine Reads: Escape to Adventure
    Short story collection (eBook) – fantasy, fairytale, steampunk
    2020 ISBN: 9780463186091
  • Sing For Me – flash fiction featured in the anthology, Fire and Brimstone. Specul8 Publishing. 2019. ISBN: 9780244826116
  • The Case of the Murderous Migraine
    Short story – gaslamp fantasy – featured in the dreadpunk anthology, ‘Dead Steam:A Chilling Collection of Dreadpunk Tales of the Dark and Supernatural‘. Publisher: Grimmer & Grimmer Books, 2018. ISBN: 9780995276741
  • Elevensies with Aunt Enid – Penny Blake’s blog: Blake and Wight (flash fiction) (July, 2018)
  • Mrs Hudson Investigates.
    Short story – Victorian mystery – featured in the anthology, ‘Where’s Holmes: An Absent Sherlock Anthology‘. Publisher: Specul8, 2017. ISBN: 978-0244045333
  • With a Twist of the Nib.
    Short story collection – fantasy, science fiction and steampunk. 2017. ISBN: 9781370610525
    From the super short and snappy to some longer stories that have me keen to read the novels to come. Aunt Enid sounds like heaps of fun!” – Narrelle M Harris, author (Goodreads review).
  • All That Glitters.
    Short story featured in steampunk anthology, Den of Antiquity, 2016. ISBN: 978-0995276727 Proceeds go to Red Cross.
  • Hunted.
    Short story, featured in A Trail of Tales exhibition – (part of The Adelaide Fringe). 2016
  • Right on Time.
    Flash fiction featured in the steampunk anthology, Denizens of Steam. 2015. ISBN: 9781311741042
  • An Eye for Detail
    Australian Literature Review, June 2013. Shortlisted/Murder Mystery.


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