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Ephiny Gale

Ephiny Gale writes speculative fiction of many flavours, often with generous helpings of strangeness, female characters, and queer content.

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Ephiny Gale is the author of more than two dozen published short stories and novelettes that have appeared in publications including 'Beneath Ceaseless Skies', 'Constellary Tales', and 'Daily Science Fiction'. Her stories have been awarded the Sundress Publications' Best of the Net award and the Syntax & Salt Editor's Award. Much of her short fiction has been recently collected in 'Next Curious Thing'.

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Wrecked

Published Feb 23, 2020 · 2,641 words (10 minutes) · 39 views

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Vivian and her community have built a makeshift life for themselves since the shipwreck. Still, it's the tiny inconsistencies that wear at her. Why can't she remember the origin of her own damn lip scar?

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Sickly Sweet

Published Nov 30, 2019 · 4,298 words (16 minutes) · 132 views

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A cross between 'The Girl Without Hands' and 'Hansel and Gretel', from the witch's perspective.

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Featured September 13, 2019

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Little Freedoms

Published Sep 7, 2019 · 4,942 words (18 minutes) · 7 likes · 663 views

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In a dystopian prison, eight women known only by the small comforts they most miss from home (Chocolate, Music, Flowers, Cigarettes, Hot Chips, Internet, Guns, and Privacy) compete for their freedom in a series of cryptic challenges.

Author and playwright Ephiny Gale lives in Melbourne, Australia, and has published more than two dozen short stories and novelettes in Aurealis, Daily Science Fiction, Syntax & Salt, and many more.

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As Long as We Both Shall Live and After, Too

Published Jul 20, 2019 · 686 words (3 minutes) · 1 like · 173 views

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"Before she dies to save us both, my wife shears off a chunk of her hair, thrusts it into my hands and tells me to take care of the cat."

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