John Mack


John Mack is a writer of dark fantasy fiction and poetry which readers have described as "like opening a vein". He lives a self-contained life in Brisbane, Australia.

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The Ward
Price: Free! Words: 3,330. Language: English. Published: March 31, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Contemporary Poetry
Poems from Inside. Poems and short oddities originating from my time as a guest of the Acute Psychiatric Unit.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,310. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Gothic
Short fiction. In all the decades they had been married, he had never cheated on her, nothing so banal. Yet his fixation on a long-departed younger model at last became more than she could stand.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,650. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(4.00 from 1 review)
Short fiction. If you could change anything about your life - anything - what would you change? And what would you sacrifice?
A Piece of Me
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,590. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General
Short fiction. Fame is a long, hard road. Sacrifices must be made. But when you've earned it, it seems everyone wants a piece of you.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Short fiction. There are few enough rewards to the work. But today, Alisha will see that the mortician gets what's coming to him.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,030. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Short fiction. Two orphaned children, plucked from the streets by a cruel master, escape into their art.
Price: Free! Words: 1,620. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Cultural interest, general, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short story. A man returns to the aboriginal community where he first learned the indigenous legend of the mermaids.
To The Sea
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,920. Language: English. Published: June 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Featured as Daily Literature Deviations' Pick of the Day: "Highly polished, this is a complete and enjoyable short story. Excellent dialectic dialogue and pretty descriptions work together to create a realistic scene, which allows the storyline to work on a literal and metaphorical line. Beautiful fiction."
The Etiquette of Farewelling a Friend at the Airport
Price: Free! Words: 1,220. Language: English. Published: June 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
(4.00 from 2 reviews)
Short fiction. A quick guide to the dos and don'ts, things to say and to not say, when seeing a friend off on a long trip.
Of Our Very Own
Price: Free! Words: 580. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
(4.00 from 3 reviews)
Short story. All they wanted - all any of them really wanted - was a family. A family of their very own.
Hell Sing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,730. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: May 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical
Short fiction. "So I left him for dead, and I ran. I had no choice." The hunt has gone on for centuries. But tonight - tonight, one way or another - it ends.
In the Blood
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,590. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: March 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Short story. Erasmus stalks the halls of his lonely ancestral manor, awaiting the visit of his estranged brother, Leopold, and Leopold's new bride. But what else does the prodigal bring home with him?

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Ashton King
Latest book: The Small Things. Published June 10, 2015. (4.00 from 1 review)

Smashwords book reviews by John Mack

  • The Small Things on June 12, 2015

    Enchanting, to watch Ashton's poetry progress from adolescent rawness to worldly passion.