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Alan Baxter

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Alan Baxter is a British-Australian author who writes horror, dark fantasy, and supernatural thrillers, rides a motorcycle and loves his dog. He also teaches Kung Fu. He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia with his wife and son. He’s the multi-award-winning author of several novels and around eighty short stories and novellas. So far. Read extracts from his novels, novellas, and find free short stories at his website – www.warriorscribe.com – or find him on Twitter @AlanBaxter and Facebook, and feel free to tell him what you think. About anything.

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Manifest Recall

Published May 25, 2021 · 3,585 words (14 minutes) · 84 views

Fantasy Horror supernatural crime novella

Following a psychotic break, Eli Carver finds himself on the run, behind the wheel of a car that’s not his own, in the company of a terrified woman he doesn’t know. As he slowly rebuilds his memories, layers of ugly truth are peeled back and dark secrets are revealed. Before long, the duo find themselves on the wrong side of Eli’s old criminal syndicate, in a struggle for survival against the most dangerous forces in their lives.

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Out On a Rim - from The Gulp

Published Nov 9, 2020 · 4,189 words (16 minutes) · 1 like · 735 views

Fantasy Horror weird australian novella Cosmic

THE GULP is a novella collection, with five standalone but interconnected novellas making a kind of mosaic novel, which will be published on January 19th 2021 in all formats. Here's an excerpt of the opening of the first novella in the collection.

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Deep Sea Fishing

Published May 14, 2020 · 3,843 words (14 minutes) · 2 likes · 973 views

Fantasy Horror

Two men out fishing in the deep open catch something they would never have imagined possible.

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Upon A Distant Shore

Published Apr 26, 2020 · 4,835 words (18 minutes) · 1 like · 743 views

Horror Science Fiction first contact

A science-fiction horror story originally published in Dimension6, issue 2 (ed. Keith Stevenson, 4th July 2014). When a strange vessel drifts into Earth orbit, one astronaut aboard the ISS gets to make history as the first human to make contact with it.

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Declan's Plan

Published Mar 18, 2020 · 5,081 words (19 minutes) · 2 likes · 1079 views

Horror Science Fiction post-apocalyptic apocalyptic Australia

This story was the co-winner of the Wily Writers Short Story Contest in 2011. I'm reprinting it here for free as a bit of Australian post-apocalyptic fiction seems relevant right about now.

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On A Crooked Leg Lightly

Published Feb 25, 2020 · 4,121 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 6 views

Fantasy Historical djinn

Historical fantasy short story, originally published in Dreaming of Djinn from Ticonderoga Publications.

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Autumn of the Greatest

Published Aug 29, 2019 · 3,693 words (14 minutes) · 2 likes · 127 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction superhero

An aging ex-supervillain laments the state of supervillainy in the modern world with his carer.

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walking back from work nomikai post-drunk i racked focus the completely wrong way and snapped a photo. somehow it is my most ‘successful’ shot.

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Cephalopoda Obsessia

Published Aug 1, 2019 · 4,102 words (15 minutes) · 2 likes · 695 views

Fantasy Horror Science Fiction kraken

This story is a combined homage to two different myths. It’s a blending of the classic kraken legend and the ever-popular Cthulhu mythos. First published in Bloodstones anthology (ed. Amanda Pillar, Ticonderoga Publications, October 2012).

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Punishment of the Sun

Published May 1, 2019 · 3,049 words (12 minutes) · 2 likes · 517 views

Fantasy Horror vampire australian

A horror story. Originally published in the Dead Red Heart anthology (ed. Russell B Farr, Ticonderoga Publications) in April 2011. This story subsequently garnered an Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year #4 (Night Shade Books, 2012) and was on the Recommended Reading List in the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2011 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications). It was subsequently reprinted in my award-winning collection, Crow Shine.

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Tiny Lives

Published Mar 28, 2019 · 1,616 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 410 views

Fantasy fantasy romance

A short fantasy.

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