FICTION AND POEMS

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Metamorphosis (Collection)

 

Madeline will never become a woman. William will never become a man. Does June deserve to be human? Does Lilith deserve a heart? 

Seventeen stories. Seventeen tales of terror. 

 

If imperfection is crucial to a society’s survival, what makes a monster?

 

Out Now from IFWG Publishing. 

 

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Happy Birthday, Ebony

 

It's Ebony's birthday, and her father has organised an artist to paint her portrait. But her brother Cameron does not like the artist, a stranger in their small town, in their old house. He doesn't like the way he looks at her, the way he captures her with his paintbrush. Ebony belongs to him, and no one else, and he'll do whatever it takes to make sure it stays that way.

 

 

The Eagle

A young therianthropic seeks out his former mentor, though what he finds instead might be more than he bargained for...

June 2018 Feature Story.

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 Metamorphosis

All William wants is to grow into his new body - to embrace puberty, to become the man he needs to be. But not all bodies work the way they're supposed to. Not all boys become men.   

Deep Sea Fishing

All Lucian wants is to impress his father, to prove he's worthy enough to join the man and the rest of his friends on the fishing trawler and their deep sea expedition. But a mysterious stranger and an even more mysterious mirror might just get in the way...

The Town Hall

It's an annual affair in a small, idyllic town. The residents are put on a register, the ones chosen from the lottery ushered inside the hall. Mr and Mrs Dawson watch the proceedings from across the road. But once the lottery ticket holders go inside the hall, there's no knowing who won' t come out.

 

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Dragonfly

Will seeks out the mysterious Vietnamese Dragonfly club in the hopes of finding his lost friend. He soon finds himself at the Phong Nha-Ke Bang national park and face to face with the dark magic of the Ruc people. But once Will goes inside the Ruc caves, there’s no knowing if he’ll come out....

Eat

Alex and Harlan take refuge within the old Victorian house on Logonov Street, desperate to hide themselves from the Risen. But for Alex, flesh-eating zombies aren't the only things she needs to be worried about.

Synthetic

At seventeen, Jack still hasn't hit puberty. His father wants him to play football, date girls, and grow a pair. But Jack's body isn't exactly designed like the other boys...

 

Scarab

June's problematic relationship with her mother results in a severe depersonalization issue that may just manifest into something more physically chaotic than she first thought...

Budge and Siouxsie seek out Thorne House, an old guest house deep in the mountainside. But once they go inside, there's no way they're getting out.

Octopus

Andy strikes up a conversation with Tina at Sci-Fi convention, chatting about the peculiar intellect of octopuses. But for one Lovecraft fan, her Lovecraftian fantasies might be all too real....

Deck The Walls

It's Christmas. A time for renewal. A time for renovation. A time to welcome the new year. But for Alex, a late building contractor is the least of his worries...for the house itself has plans of its own...

 

 

 

 

Mechanical Garden

After a catastrophic nuclear accident, residents of a small town are evacuated - except for a select few. The ones left behind - deemed 'undesirables' - are housed in underground bunkers and monitored by AI's to determine if they are fit for a new society. What happens when one Epileptic woman is declared unfit?

Madeline

A young girl experiences puberty in a startling and unexpected way. 

 

Shortlisted within The Australian Shadow Awards 2015 for Best Edited Work.

 

 

 

Jólakötturinn

Lydia has a new flat. A new cat. And is preparing for a new life. But she hasn't been very good this year, and does not expect to receive any gifts. And the yule cat Jólakötturinn does not take too kindly to those who don't receive new clothes before Christmas...

Madeline

A young girl experiences puberty in a startling and unexpected way. 

 

Selected by Shane Jiraiya Cummings.

 

 

 

Synthetic (Reprint)

At seventeen, Jack still hasn't hit puberty. His father wants him to play football, date girls, and grow a pair. But Jack's body isn't exactly designed like the other boys...

 

Only The Dead

War in the field, war in the home, war in the heart.

They've only just found each other, but their paths are separated by war. Blood. Decapitation. Death.  Nothing will keep them apart. Except perhaps each other.

Andromeda (Novelette)

Astronauts return to Earth and find an unidentifiable amphibious species have taken over and cull humans for their flesh.

 

2017 UQ Writers Club Anthology featuring a collection of short stories and a play.

 

Featured stories: The Bird Woman, and Happy Birthday, Ebony

Remixing The Classics

Featured stories:

❄ Hansel And Gretel

Classic fairy tale meets incestuous body horror.

❄  Peter Pan

What happens when the boy from Neverland meets Nazi's?

The Beach

When exile turns deadly.

FIVE Poetry Magazine Vol.03 No.10

 

Featured Poems:

❄ Hurricane

❄ Souls

❄ Round Table

❄ Starved

❄ The Devil Said

 

The Dirty Thirty Anthology

The 2015 edition of The Dirty Thirty Anthology is a compilation of poetic "Picks Of The Day" written by various artists all over the world during the 30 days of April.

 

Featured poem: Little Knitted Shoes

FIVE Poetry Magazine Vol.03 No.05

 

Featured Poems:

❄ The Artist

❄  Welcome, Marty McFly

❄  The Poetry Slam

❄  Little Knitted Shoes

❄  Do You Remember?

 

 

 

Miscellaneous short stories and poems

❄ I See (Poem)

 Make Your Mark Magazine

Untitled (Poem)

 Pressure Gauge Press Issue 1

The Devil Says (Poem)

 The Australia Times Poetry Magazine Volume 4 Issue 11.

❄ Requiem Of The Corpses (Poem)

 The Australia Times Politics Magazine Volume 4 Issue 3.

Hanoi (Poem)

 Poetry Nation

Desire (Poem)
Sunrise (Poem)
The Arts Patry (As CJ Fitzpatrick)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

❄  Fall On The Corpses (Poem)

The Dark Apostle's Bewitching Hour

 

❄ The Dog
(First Place UQ Writer's Club Short Story Contest 2016)
❄ Happy Birthday, Ebony
First Place UQ Writer's Club Short
Story Contest 2017)
 
Fledgling (Micro Fiction)
Electromagnatism
Curious Fictions
 
The Jacaranda House
Teleport Magazine
 

❄  Berberoka

❄  Reaper

 The Horror Tree - Trembling With Fear

 Ascension (Short Story) 
Deadman's Tome
 
Oranges (Micro fiction)
Flesh (Micro fiction)
Friday Fears
 
 
 

Upcoming publications

❄  Scents

 The Horror Zine

 

❄  A Journey Towards Death (With David M. Hoenig)

Planet X Pulp - Strange Stories Of The Sea

 

 

 

Claire Fitzpatrick  © 2019

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