Claire Fitzpatrick

Claire Fitzpatrick writes speculative fiction, specialising in body horror.

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Claire Fitzpatrick is an award-winning author of speculative fiction and non-fiction. She won the 2017 Rocky Wood Award for Non-Fiction and Criticism. She has been a panellist at Conflux and Continuum. Called 'Australia's body horror specialist' by Peter Kirk, editor of Breach magazine, and 'Australia's queen of body horror' by Gavin Chappel, editor of Schlock! magazine, she enjoys writing about the human body and the darker sides of humanity. Her debut anthology 'Metamorphosis' will be published by IFWG Australia in 2019. She lives in Brisbane. Visit her at

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Mar 1, 2019 · 100 words (1 minute) · 1 like · 110 views

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The Jacaranda House

Jan 9, 2019 · 3,189 words (12 minutes) · 74 views


Thomas revisits his childhood home, long abandoned by his deceased family. But some houses are not just home to living inhabitants. Some houses are alive.

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The Dog

Nov 13, 2018 · 2,149 words (8 minutes) · 113 views

Horror Literary Fiction

When you're cruel to animals you get what you deserve.