C.M. Simpson

Biography

I spent the first twenty years of my life living in different parts of Queensland and the Northern Territory, Australia. I wrote stories for most of that time, drawing on the different landscapes we encountered and giving a hyper-active imagination somewhere to run. I spent a few years in Melbourne earning my undergraduate degree in Literature, and Masters of Arts in Literature and Writing. I have been a freelance editor for over thirteen years and have so far written four collections of short stories and poetry, and a number of novels, with many more to come.

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Series

Mack 'n' Me 'n' Odyssey
This series follows the adventures of Cutter, who works to escape her career as an unwilling Odyssey agent, and becomes the somewhat reluctant employee of the independent contractor Mackenzie Star. As Cutter bounces from one hazardous mission to the next, her life is complicated by her desire to decide her own destiny and the obligations that clutter it.

Mack 'n' Me: Origins

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Mack 'n' Me: Arach

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Cloud Door

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The Depredides Dance

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Aggie & Tams
A series of stand-alone novels set in a world of espionage and supernatural creatures, featuring painter-turned-agent, Agatha Dormain, and archeopaleontologist-private investigator-turned-agent, Tamerlane Docherty - Aggie, and Tams.

Shades of Memory

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Freeman
This series is a blend of science fiction, fantasy, and urban fantasy, springboarding from the events that started in the novel Freeman's Choice. All books in the series can be read as stand-alone novels.

Freeman's Choice

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Shadow

Shadow's Rise

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Shadow Trap

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Shadow's Fall

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Lords of the Five Kingdoms
Rulership is fraught with danger - and joining a ruling family is not for the faint of heart. For five brothers, five kingdoms, two dragons, and one priestess of the god of coastlines and coastal waters - navigating the straits of power in a frontier kingdom is every bit the adventure no one wants it to be.

Books

What Happens on Axis 58...
Series: Mack 'n' Me 'n' Odyssey, 4-3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,640. Language: Australian English. Published: November 13, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
“They’re just kids,” he said. “You won’t need your blaster,” he said… “It’ll be easy…” Yeah, and when I saw Mack next he and were going to have a little chat about what was easy and what was not. With our fists, even… Because half a dozen kids on a starship to nowhere good, with some unauthorised passengers on board? Not my definition of easy—and I missed my blaster. I really, really did.
Harper & the Unicorn
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,670. Language: Australian English. Published: October 4, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Harper goes after a lone unicorn without back-up she’s breaking every rule, and none. The only questions are: will her partner get to her before things go totally to pieces, and exactly how much havoc can one lone unicorn and a P.O.S. officer create before back-up arrives?
The Songster & the Pirates
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,610. Language: Australian English. Published: September 10, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
Once a space merc, now a singer, Taran keeps her identity as a siren secret. When spacewolves join the audience at her current gig, she knows what they’re looking for. The only question is can she slip away, before the wolves and her past can catch up with her?
River's Edge
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,280. Language: Australian English. Published: August 10, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When my mother told me to run, I ran. I ran all the way to the river and then stopped—because the river was a frightening place, and forbidden by the raiders who came to take their annual toll of settlers. Faced with the choice of being taken, or taking my chances in the river, I took a step back, and hoped that somewhere, across the river I’d find help.
The Depredides Dance
Series: Mack 'n' Me 'n' Odyssey, 1-1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,400. Language: Australian English. Published: July 6, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
All I had to do was disappear. That was it: disappear and stay out of sight. Hard enough with Abs running an auction for the last location she left me, but then I poked the Depredides communications network—and everything else looked downright easy… I’m not even sure there is a way out of this…
Mack 'n' Me: Arach
Series: Mack 'n' Me 'n' Odyssey. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,470. Language: Australian English. Published: June 19, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Nothing ruins a good cup of kaff than a spider teleporting on board… and these were in the six-foot-business-suite-and-tie range, carrying blasters and a sense of entitlement like you wouldn’t believe. They gave me a job to do, and held my ship hostage while I went to do it—and *that’s* when everything went all to Hell. Exactly how I’m gonna get us out of this one, is a mystery to me.
Harper's Choice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,780. Language: Australian English. Published: June 1, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Harper disagreed. Rescuing pixies from drug-runners, and working alongside unicorns and elves was part of her job. The world had turned, and she had chosen, but, when she is badly injured and taken into the elven realms, Harper finds she has a whole new set of steps to choose—and that time, indeed, moves differently in the Other World.
Mack 'n' Me: Blaedergil's Host
Series: Mack 'n' Me 'n' Odyssey. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 94,140. Language: Australian English. Published: May 16, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
When Mack caught up with me, he hauled me back on board for the next job. Problem, he was supposed to hand me back to Odyssey when it was done. Not gonna happen, which left me with two problems: Kick free of Odyssey and kick free of Mack - just as soon as the job was done, because how could I turn my back on *that*? Book 2 of a very sweary science fiction adventure series.
Destiny's Queen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,470. Language: Australian English. Published: May 4, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Dark
Life’s not fair, when you have to find a fiancé or risk setting your kingdom up for a fall. It’s not fair, when your dead lover comes to call, assassins in his wake, and your dead maid by his side. And it’s really not fair, when everything happens on the night of your suitors’ ball. It never rains but it pours. I am a queen by blood and right—yet who am I to argue—when Destiny comes to call?
Mack 'n' Me: Origins
Series: Mack 'n' Me 'n' Odyssey. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 90,160. Language: Australian English. Published: April 20, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
I ran away from home to find a better life—not be forced into one. You can call me picky, but a girl likes to be asked if she wants to work for you, not coerced—and Odyssey should know better. Now, I have to find a way to kick free—of Odyssey, and my trainer, Mack—without getting myself killed. Surviving the mission is just the first step. Getting out from under, that’s gonna take some doing.
Dreams of the Serpent
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,980. Language: Australian English. Published: April 6, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When the contract’s done, and you’re fleeing for your life, the company’s supposed to be on your side, right? Am I right? So, you tell me what happens when the company understands the contract wrong, and you get stuck somewhere you really don’t wanta be. You tell me how I’m gonna make it back to the stars. A short science fiction story set in the Odyssey universe.
Memory's Vampire
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,480. Language: Australian English. Published: March 2, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead
Not all vampires feed on blood. The ones we hunt take your memories before they take your life—and now they are hunting back. We’ve been compromised, and I don’t know who to trust. That comes later. Right now, I just want to make it back to my body alive.
Reluctant Liaison
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,180. Language: Australian English. Published: February 2, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
I woke up in a car—upside down, staring into the faces of a half dozen pixies sitting on a tree branch. To one side, was a cliff face, to the other, sky, and things were starting to shift. Apparently, I’d had an interesting night… if only I could remember what it was, and why I’d run, and why following the pixies scared me almost as much as the idea of staying in the car…
The Queen's Game
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,760. Language: Australian English. Published: January 5, 2018 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Never get involved with the Otherworld Fey. Take my word for it. I saved the Queen of Summer, and was betrothed to a lord of Winter by way of thanks—and then the human underworld got involved. So what do I do, when every choice is bad? What would you choose: death by troll, or the mercy of an elf?
366 Days of Flash Fiction
Series: The Simpson Annals. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 144,240. Language: Australian English. Published: December 29, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
A short story for every day of the leap year, some of which tell of the fantastic, others which take us to the stars and a myriad of other worlds, and still others that horrify with creeping tales of the undead. Every story is an exploration of something that might have been and never was, or something that might yet be. Take a break from the world that is, and explore other other possibilities.
Serpents' Souls & Dragons' Hearts
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,300. Language: Australian English. Published: December 1, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Mankind has legends of intelligent serpents, dragons and vampires in almost every culture, and now mankind is out amongst the stars. When an emergent psi of lizardine-human descent dreams of a many-legged threat and serpents walking the skies, mankind might just have a chance to discover those legends made real.
Cloud Door
Series: Mack 'n' Me 'n' Odyssey, 1-6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,770. Language: Australian English. Published: November 3, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
So, we’ve done this job, and I’m checking our tails are clear, and I find they’re not—and then I find the only way to kick clear is to find the Cloud Door. Only trouble is the Cloud Door’s a legend, and Mack? Well, he’s not too fond of chasing legends. Fortunately, this one’s a no-brainer: we want to live, and that’s got to be enough to make anyone chase a legend, right?
Fate in the Sun
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,500. Language: Australian English. Published: October 6, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
On Canon V, the colonists live underground—those that can, anyway. Those that are born unable, I help guide to the surface, and then I try to warn them of the creatures that come from beyond the rifts. Some listen. Most run away screaming. The last thing any of us expected was for corporate intervention. Now, we just have to work out if they’re offering a deal worth taking.
Shades of Memory
Series: Aggie & Tams. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,340. Language: Australian English. Published: September 22, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
When Aggie Dormain arrives in Canberra to paint some old diggers, she does not expect to meet an out-of-work archaeologist investigating an alien conspiracy, much less to be pulled into an adventure that would give Indiana Jones a run for his money.
The Starman's Arrival
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,490. Language: Australian English. Published: September 8, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Knocking over those crates of beer was a death sentence. I did it on purpose, in front of everyone, and then I did the only thing I could—I ran. I think I saved the starman. Now, the only way I’ll know, is if the supply ship comes in time to drive the raiders away—and I get back out of Blacklegs’ Forest alive. Wish me luck, okay? I’m gonna need it.
Freeman's Choice
Series: Freeman. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 101,270. Language: Australian English. Published: August 11, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When Lorellan Cartwright finds buying back the woman he loves an impossible task, he promptly steals her away, but escaping from the criminally minded third duke of Aristoc and reaching a place of safety are two very different things. Can they escape the tangled webs woven by others and find refuge? Or will they join the ranks of those who tried before and failed?
The Years of Voyage
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,150. Language: Australian English. Published: July 14, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Someone had to go to the old ship—not because the colony was sick, but because the colony was dying, and the reason why was locked inside the transport’s hulk. Someone had to go out to where the ship had crashed, out into the dark, and past the plaguers. I just wished that someone didn’t have to be me.
Just a Dinosaur
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
The legends hinted at some kind of dinosaur. Oliver hoped it was a new species, and he had Nate believing him. Together, they hope to circumvent the prohibitions of intruding on a sacred site, to prove the creature existed—and all without their boss, and Nate’s lover, finding out. What exactly lies behind the legends—and, more importantly, will they be able to reveal it to the world?
The Stars to Guide
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: Australian English. Published: June 2, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When the stars told me my father would not return, my life changed—and my mother was not amused.
Luck Among Servants
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,020. Language: Australian English. Published: May 19, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
I’d always considered myself one of the lucky ones, so, when my master asked me to ride one of the many-legged spurline on an early morning errand, I considered myself lucky to have the honour. I never thought what it might be like when my luck ran out, and my master wasn’t around to intervene…
This Year's Star Fish
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,880. Language: Australian English. Published: May 16, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Every year the fish come down from the stars, and every year Faulknor hopes they come for him. Well, this year he’s tired of waiting; this year it’s his turn to do the seeking. This year, he’s going to catch himself the fish of his dreams. This year, he’s coming for them…
A Matter of Justice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,910. Language: Australian English. Published: May 5, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Urban
When the plane carrying P.O.S. Officer Schaeffer goes down, it’s no accident. She and her partner lose the prisoner they’re escorting to trial, and the local elves nearly lose their lives protecting the unicorns and a grove of dryads. Schaeffer has to secure her prisoner but with the unicorns seeking vengeance and the trolls starting to stir, it's not going to be easy.
The Seeker from Hivrala
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,130. Language: Australian English. Published: April 21, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Sandfire is a dragon, a mountain guardian, and a servant of the Gatekeepers. It is her duty to collect those the Gatekeepers designate seekers and bring them to her masters. The only problem is that the latest seeker doesn’t want to go. Vestera doesn’t care what the dragon wants; she’s not about to become a dragon’s pet—but now she has to choose: go with the dragon, or face the royal guard..
Bid the Moon Goodbye
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,990. Language: Australian English. Published: April 7, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Jervis’s son has a melt-down at school, and takes on partial wolf form, it’s just a normal family crisis, but when the nurse warns that anti-Lupine activists have the family’s name on a hit-list, Jervis needs to get them off the moon—and fast. The only question is how—and the only way to find an answer is to find a helpful spacer in the best pizza bar on Lunar One… one with a ship for three.
The Magicians and the Silk Road
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,130. Language: Australian English. Published: March 31, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Hani is surprised when his wife joins him on the journey to barter for spider silk, moreso when she brings their children. Nothing, however, prepares him for what the children do when they meet the spider queen.
366 Days of Poetry
Series: The Simpson Annals, Book 8. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,830. Language: Australian English. Published: March 4, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian
366 poems of fantasy, science fiction, speculation and social comment, exploring the darkness, the future and the fear.
Memory's Return
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,620. Language: Australian English. Published: March 3, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
I don’t remember how I got in the alley, at least, not when I first wake up—and I don’t remember the names of these friendly faces making sure I’m okay, but it’s coming back. I just wish it would come back faster, because one of these faces is all kinds of wrong underneath the friendly veneer, with an agenda all their own, If I don’t remember soon, we'll be dead, and then who'll save the pixies?
The Medusa's Starman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,970. Language: Australian English. Published: March 3, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When the battlespike Oliver is flying is hit as he seeks shelter in the warp, life as he knows it ends. On the other side of the warp waits a new world, a new life, and whole new set of dangers, and Oliver is going to have to pick things up fast, if he is to survive. Will the lady from the caves be his salvation, or will she finish what the crash began?
Banquet at Magic Mountain
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,210. Language: Australian English. Published: February 17, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
I hate camp. Every year yada yada yada. The only bright point is Luka, the Wild Man of Camp Mellinjo, an orphan and a stray grown up. When he bolts out of camp with the ook on his tail, I take off to see if I can save him, yet again—and that’s when I discover Camp Mellinjo isn’t what it seems, and neither is Luka. But seriously, guys, would my parents really sell me out?
White Pinnacle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,520. Language: Australian English. Published: February 3, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
I grew up with the White Pinnacle always on my horizon. It was the first thing I saw in the morning and the last thing I saw at night. Was it connected to me not being allowed to go to sea like the rest of my siblings, and why my father refused to tell me why? The night my sister’s ship capsized, was a night of revelations, but the price… my sister… Was it something I was strong enough to bear?
Men of Sand and Light
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,260. Language: Australian English. Published: January 20, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
It was meant to be a surprise for Allan’s farewell, but the only person who got surprised was me. And the only farewell I was lookin’ at was my own, which just shows it’s never a good idea to look too closely at your heroes—even when you’re asked to, because now I’m gonna need a little help.
Road Trip
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,210. Language: Australian English. Published: January 5, 2017 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Melange feels the pull of utter dread emanating from a road train parked at a rest stop near her home, she investigates. She has no intention of being trapped in the cab on the driver’s unexpected return, nor of being stuck in the truck when he is murdered . With time running short, she has to find a way to avoid capture, and summon help—and that means getting past the troll and human guards.
The Sevarine Sidestep
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,610. Language: Australian English. Published: December 4, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
What do you do when your brother betrays you, and you end up on another world, in the employ of a company whose recruiting methods leave a lot to be desired? Well, I guess you keep your head down, while you try to figure out a way to get back home. And I sure miss home, right now.
The Taletellers' Slumber
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,980. Language: Australian English. Published: November 18, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When Grey, the colony’s Head Botanist, disappears, Kiralee worries. When he has not returned after five months, she goes looking for him, for Grey is more than chief botanist, Grey is a storyteller at heart, a believer in the importance of the tale—and so was every single one of those who disappeared before him. Can Kiralee discover where they went, before the stories are lost forever?
Rendezvous at Raptor's Rest
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,410. Language: Australian English. Published: November 4, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When his flying ship, the Red Horizon, was shot down, Tescher told no-one he had a woman on board. Three years later, he returns to the ship wreck, he discovers she’ll wait for him at the Raptor’s Rest, but once a year—tonight. Tight flying will get him there in time, but it will take more than that to get him clear of the underworld predators circling the criminal shores where Marianna has landed
Seppelitus
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,650. Language: Australian English. Published: October 30, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Being a bodyguard isn’t easy, not even when you’re the seventh son in a long line of seventh sons, not even when the magic comes when you call—especially not when your principle betrays you for a pretty girl. Transported to the far north, Seppelitus must extricate himself from a deal between gargoyles, ogres and a demon lord, and then work out what he’s going to do about the dragon.
Melerom Leads the Dance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: Australian English. Published: October 21, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Melerom escapes the aftermath of his people’s massacre of the humans on Jehornak, he sets himself up as a wealthy wanderer on the Odyssey luxury liners, and acquires the one thing every gentleman needs—a valet—but when his valet begins showing unusually perceptive spurts of initiative, Melerom realises the man is not everything he seems.
Miss Delight's Mistake
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: Australian English. Published: October 7, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
People are disappearing on the close archaeological world of Jehornak, including an Odyssey operative’s sister, but that’s not why he’s there. It seems other people have gone missing, too,. However, when things go south on the mission to find out why, can Agent Delight keep her reputation, and make sure her operative comes out alive?
Lord of the Vortex
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,050. Language: Australian English. Published: September 23, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Vortex travel—you don’t ask, and I won’t screw up the explanation; closest thing I can get to it is that I pilot a transdimensional skipping stone through the edge of a vortex from one point in space to another, and it gets you where you want to be. Well, most of the time. Just not this time. This time, we’re crashing, and I don’t know where we are.
In Service to the Pinnacle
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,440. Language: Australian English. Published: September 9, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Jamie has two names, and a whole bunch of secrets that she keeps from everyone, including her employer, Odyssey—which is no mean feat, given what that company does—but, when a mission takes her to Askreya, she has to deal with an old dilemma, an old foe, and something entirely new, and her secrets begin to come to light. Can she finish her mission, without everything being revealed?
The Heights of Winter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,120. Language: Australian English. Published: August 26, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When Ramana Dewarth sneaks aboard a shuttle being taken on an illegal research mission, she gets into more trouble than she ever thought possible—and the space pirates weren’t the worst of it. This science fiction short story takes us on another journey with Odyssey’s not-so-delightful Agent Delight.
Headlines from the Starman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,720. Language: Australian English. Published: August 12, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
When a mysterious pod is found on the moon, and an alien emerges, the press have a field day. This science-fiction short story is a first-contact tale that explores the relationship of the press to politics and to reality.
Earth and Lunar Dreaming
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,290. Language: Australian English. Published: July 29, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When werewolf, Chitin’s, nightly solitude is interrupted by a small child seeking his help, he does not suspect that her plea will touch his dreams for the world of his ancestors. He is determined to refuse her, but she is just as determined to gain his protection, and leaves him little choice but to help—at least at the start.
Tischa's Rescue
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,950. Language: Australian English. Published: July 15, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
When Tischa escapes from a warehouse of crooks bent on doing evil to boxes of mice, she’s only trying to escape. She doesn’t expect to encounter unicorns, or fairies, or a hot-looking elf that looks like he’s stepped straight off a movie set. Can she help them? Why, yes, yes she can, but, more importantly, can they help her?
Autumnal Threat
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,300. Language: Australian English. Published: July 2, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
When planet-colonist, Joaquin, takes his daughter, Ry, into the autumn forest to show her the danger lurking amongst the trees, he does not expect to end the day fleeing for his life, nor does he think he can discover more about the spider-like orsovite, or what happened to his wife, one short year ago, but autumn is a time when the leaves fall, and secrets are uncovered.
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