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Alex Isle is the author of the Young Adult literature fantasy novel Scale Of Dragon, Tooth Of Wolf and nonfiction children's book, Wolf Children. A collection of post apocalyptic stories set in Perth, Nightsiders, was published in 2011 and is available from Kindle. Other stories have been sold to markets such as Sword and Sorceress [USA], Aurealis, Orb, Agog, Unanticipated [USA] and Shiny, an online YA fiction magazine. He has received Australian Aurealis and Ditmar awards for his speculative fiction.

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Fiction Series: Ongoing 3 Chapters

Last Lesson

Updated Jun 30, 2019 · 20,767 words (76 minutes) · 2 likes · 220 views

Science Fiction climate change dystopia Set in future Western Australia social science fiction

This story is set in a world of extreme climate change, in a city now abandoned due to extreme climate change and known as the Nightside by those who chose to stay there anyway without the support of civilisation. Ellen, a school teacher, knows she should have seen the crunch coming but let herself deny it anyway. Now she needs to decide her unexpected future. This is a Work in Progress, not part of the four stories already published in Nightsiders .

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The Sky Chief's Tale

Published Jun 4, 2019 · 5,227 words (20 minutes) · 2 likes · 139 views

Science Fiction

This story, The Sky Chief's Tale, was written in 2008, part of a collection edited by Dirk Flinthart, called Canterbury 2100, where the writers took part in a futuristic take on the Canterbury tales.  Passengers on a broken down nuclear-powered train are on pilgrimage to Canterbury, the new capital, to attend celebrations in honour of King Charles V.  They tell one another their stories to pass the time while they wait for rescue.

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Dog Years

Published May 1, 2019 · 6,779 words (25 minutes) · 1 like · 154 views

Fantasy Science Fiction

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The Woman of Endor

Published Mar 17, 2019 · 9,220 words (34 minutes) · 1 like · 145 views

Fantasy Horror Historical Bible references zombies

This story is what happened when I read the Bible. Be afraid. Also, Endor refers to the Old Testament character the Sorceress of Endor, not the Star wars moon with the unbearable little furry creatures.

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Stranger and Sojourner

Published Mar 3, 2019 · 7,066 words (26 minutes) · 2 likes · 173 views

Horror Historical

An 1880s doctor and his wife come into contact with Haitian voodoo and experience the up close and personal interest of the voodoo spirits, the loa.

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Mary Bennet and the Irish Professor

Published Feb 6, 2019 · 7,252 words (27 minutes) · 2 likes · 197 views

Science Fiction Historical

Mary Bennet's sisters aspired to romance and marriage, but Mary herself had other plans.

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The Kind Neighbours of Hell

Published Jan 15, 2019 · 5,144 words (19 minutes) · 3 likes · 207 views

Fantasy Horror

In an alternate world where demons are real and human progress has been hampered, one should be even more careful about who or what one calls up for favours.

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I Can Run Faster

Published Jan 7, 2019 · 5,570 words (21 minutes) · 4 likes · 209 views

Fantasy Horror

Myra, living alone in a block of flats, is intrigued and tormented by a gang of mysterious children who bear the names and play the games of children 100 years earlier. Then the boy who leads the gang asks her to join them....

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All We Have Is Us

Published Dec 9, 2018 · 8,534 words (32 minutes) · 4 likes · 252 views

Horror Science Fiction

After the zombies get Australia, a young survivor finds a trapped woman who has been kept "safe"from the apocalypse.

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An old asylum near Berlin