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Dan Micklethwaite

Dan Micklethwaite daydreams and writes in a shed. Multiple genres. Never expect to find two tales alike.

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Dan Micklethwaite writes stories in a shed in the north of England. Some of his recent short fiction has featured in PodCastle, Daily Science Fiction, and Ahoy Comics' ASH & THORN #1. His debut novel, THE LESS THAN PERFECT LEGEND OF DONNA CREOSOTE, was published in the UK by Bluemoose Books and shortlisted for The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize. He is currently at work on his second book. In his spare time, he likes bouldering, cooking, and painting.

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No Smoke Without

Published Jan 2, 2021 · 1,299 words (5 minutes) · 213 views

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A young data-analyst sees their colleagues' productivity improved by a new gadget, and starts to experience some enhancement as well. But does their new work-ethic come at too high a cost?

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The Chamber of Eternal Youth

Published Oct 20, 2020 · 1,462 words (6 minutes) · 224 views

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A rogue archaeologist decides that certain artefacts do not belong in a museum.

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& not a drop

Published Oct 19, 2020 · 991 words (4 minutes) · 211 views

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On a ship in a bottle, a stowaway finds he's been left on his own. (With audio.)

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The Same Old Showdown, All Over Again

Published Oct 19, 2020 · 1,070 words (4 minutes) · 239 views

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A gunfighter duels an implacable foe.

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Abandoned Desert Home

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Pen Dragons

Published Oct 19, 2020 · 3,547 words (13 minutes) · 242 views

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A kingdom is threatened. A young prince approaches a druid for help. He learns of strange magic. A legend begins.

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The Less than Perfect Legend of Donna Creosote - Chapter One

Published Oct 18, 2020 · 1,244 words (5 minutes) · 391 views

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The opening chapter of my debut novel, THE LESS THAN PERFECT LEGEND OF DONNA CREOSOTE, published by Bluemoose Books. (http://bluemoosebooks.com/books/less-than-perfect-legend-of-donna-creosote)

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