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Tabatha Wood

Tabatha Wood lives in Wellington, New Zealand and writes weird, dark, horror fiction and the occasional uplifting poem.

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Tabatha Wood lives in Wellington, New Zealand and writes weird, dark fiction and uplifting poetry. A former English teacher and library manager, Tabatha’s first published books were non-fiction guides aimed at people working in education. She now teaches from home while writing in her spare time.  She released her debut collection, “Dark Winds Over Wellington: Chilling Tales of the Weird & the Strange” in March 2019. Since then, she has been published in two “Things In The Well” anthologies, plus Midnight Echo and Breach magazines.  Tabatha is currently working as the lead editor for upcoming charity anthology, “Black Dogs, Black Tales,” which aims to raise money and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.

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Dear Erica

Published Apr 15, 2020 · 1,588 words (6 minutes) · 48 views

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Love. And letting go.

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Secret in a bottle.

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Dog-Meat

Published Apr 7, 2020 · 2,143 words (8 minutes) · 148 views

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Two men living out in the bush are stalked every night by a giant, black hound. What does it want, and who is the thin stranger at their gate?

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Red-Eye

Published Apr 5, 2020 · 1,527 words (6 minutes) · 51 views

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“Red-Eye” is about journeys, both literal and emotional. The main character is whatever you want them to be, perhaps affected by your beliefs or philosophies. Who they are and what they do is essential to the journeys we take in our lives and the paths we choose to discover. Yet wherever we go and whatever choices we make, our final destination is inevitable.

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One of the best reasons why I love to travel is watching sunsets and sunrises from a plane’s window. Cruising with a speed of 852km/h from NRT to CEB at 10,360m entering Philippines with this perfect red and orange hues.

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From the Deep

Published Apr 2, 2020 · 3,835 words (14 minutes) · 57 views

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Earthquakes are caused by monsters under the earth, a giant squid advances on Wellington, and a young boy knows the magic words to keep the city safe. But will his grieving father believe him?

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We added two mystery snails to our betta fish tank and they're quite fascinating to watch. This one was making its way across the tank eating the trace amounts of algae forming on the glass. I followed it around with the macro lens and took this photo while it had its mouth open.

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An Ocean of Stars

Published Mar 13, 2020 · 803 words (3 minutes) · 83 views

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Reading is as important to her as breathing, and through reading she finds meaning in her life. But what happens when the book which holds the greatest stories she has ever read is finally reaching an end?

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In The Shadow of the Moon, I Saw You Smile

Published Mar 10, 2020 · 2,060 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 118 views

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A jade necklace. A lost child. Old magic in cold tides that give and take. Is it a miracle, or has she gone mad? A mother’s story where the past makes decisions for her future.

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