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Trent Jamieson is an award-winning novelist and short story writer. Orbit published his Death Works novels, which were about love, the city of Brisbane*, and the business of death. Angry Robot published the Nightbound Land Series which is sort of cli-fi, sort of steamclunk**, sort of space opera. Text published Day Boy; it’s country towns, vampires, and bildungsroman. This is the back catalogue (in mostly chronological order) and some new ones, and a bit of mostly useless writing advice, and some how-these-stories-beganisms. He has just had a baby daughter! Who knows how often he’ll put stories down here! His website is at www.trentjamieson.com.au *It’s a city in Australia. **yes, clunk.
Published Apr 2, 2019 · 3,125 words (12 minutes) · 48 views
This is a chapter cut (with good reason) from Day Boy, and one that I have always liked, and often find myself thinking about. My early drafts are such meandering things, and this is a bit of that meander, but I like the way it winds itself into the sea.
Published Apr 2, 2019 · 2,578 words (10 minutes) · 37 views
I found the door on the third day after we moved into the new house, and the eighth day of the summer holidays. The door was behind a big empty bookcase which, if things had been normal to begin with, Mum and Dad would have filled straight away. But they weren't.