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.

Where to find C.M. Simpson online


Books

The Taletellers' Slumber
Pre-release—available November 18, 2016. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,980. Language: Australian English. Published 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
Pre-release—available November 4, 2016. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 12,410. Language: Australian English. Published 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
Pre-release—available October 30, 2016. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,650. Language: Australian English. Published 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
Pre-release—available October 21, 2016. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,620. Language: Australian English. Published 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
Pre-release—available October 7, 2016. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: Australian English. Published 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.
C.M. Simpson: Short Works from 2014, Vol.2 - Science Fiction
Series: The Simpson Annals. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 70,420. Language: Australian English. Published: May 7, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
A collection of flash fiction, short stories, poems and essays where science fiction explores future possibilities and tragedies, where hopes and dreams are held and lost, and where cyberware stands alongside shapeshifters and starships. This is the realm of the starborn and starbound, and of futures that might never be.
A Legacy of Elves
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,770. Language: Australian English. Published: February 5, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
The sun was setting and the trolls were out when we discovered the chapel. From the get-go it seemed almost too good to be true, but we needed refuge from the trolls. Between them, the dust smugglers, the pixie and the unicorns, we mighta bitten off more’n we could chew, but if we could survive this little fracas, we just might have found ourselves a home... we really needed a home…
C.M. Simpson: Short Works from 2014, Vol. 1: The Real World, Romance, Horror and Speculation
Series: The Simpson Annals. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,790. Language: Australian English. Published: January 2, 2016 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - multi-author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
A collection of flash fiction, short stories, poems and essays where social commentary rubs shoulders with zombies, where poems both celebrate and criticise yearly celebrations and where short stories blend genres, where inspiration is usually grounded firmly in the world and times in which the words were written, but where imagination has occasionally run a bit amok.
Hammer and the Trolls
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,890. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2015 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In a world where trolls can invade a castle from the inside, an interstellar prince finds he’s not the only one who can fire a sun-cannon, and the princess discovers she isn’t the only one who needs rescuing.
Ducky
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: April 24, 2015 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Horror » General
Three characters, a dead duck, and a plague-devastated city. What more could you ask for? A post-apocalyptic short story of a ghostly girl, a pandemic and regret, told from three viewpoints.
Basofi's Choosing
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,100. Language: Australian English. Published: January 17, 2015 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
There comes a time when a young person has to decide which path they're going to take. There comes a time when conflicting tides of family influence break against the shores of the future and the first step towards independence must be taken. Basofi has reached that time, but will his family support his decision, or will his choice tear them apart?
365 Days of Poetry
Series: The Simpson Annals. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,880. Language: Australian English. Published: November 20, 2014 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
This gathering of poetry comes in a variety of styles and genres, and is arranged in no particular order save that there is one poem for each day. I have played with traditional forms such as the cinquain and englyn, and worked with free-form verse and rhyme. I have written fantasy verse, and about the world around me, and about worlds that probably don’t exist. Welcome to the worlds in my head.
365 Days of Flash Fiction
Series: The Simpson Annals, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 130,740. Language: Australian English. Published: October 4, 2014 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Flash fiction
Science fiction, fantasy, dark fantasy, speculative fiction and a touch of horror, this collection plays with just about every genre I could lay my hands on. In it, I explore new worlds, new settings and some ideas that just needed to be gotten out of my head. If short stories are your thing, and the shorter the better, there are a bunch of them to be found in this collection. Why not take a look?
C.M. Simpson:Short Stories and Poems from 2013: The Year Just Gone
Series: The Simpson Annals, Book 3. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 84,910. Language: Australian English. Published: June 28, 2014 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This is the second volume of all the short stories, poems and flash fiction completed last year. Some of them have been released, and some are pending release. Pixies, unicorns, vampires, star ships, hunters, psi and sheer speculation of the what ifs, what might have been, and what might still be romp through the pages. Come and walk through the landscapes of my mind.
C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2013 - Remnants to Recent Years (1988-2012)
Series: The Simpson Annals, Book 2. Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 71,750. Language: Australian English. Published: June 21, 2014 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
This year’s anthology consists of all the short stories and poems that I created, or discovered in my files and rewrote in 2013, regardless of whether or not they were released. The tales are taken from completed anthologies, and anthologies to come, from my blog, and from my notebooks. Most are published, but some are yet to be released.
An Anthology of Blades
Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 5. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,220. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2014 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Axes, swords, knives, cursed, blessed or from the Otherlands, this anthology is all about things that cut, slice, dice or amputate. From a buried blade housing one of the protagonists of an ancient battle, to axes wielded by a barbarian at the crossroads of destiny, all the short stories and poems contained in this anthology have one common theme—they are some kind of blade.
Death Comes in Bone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,740. Language: American English. Published: November 23, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Murdered by his closest friend, Tanag is not surprised to wake and find himself dead. He is surprised, however, that others have come to the caves hidden not so far from what used to be his home. As the adventurers plunder his bones and move on, Tanag remembers who killed him, and the vow he made as he died. In order to fulfil that vow, Tanag must rise and leave his impromptu tomb.
The Reptiles' Blade
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 12,710. Language: American English. Published: October 26, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
The Reptiles’ Blade is a science fiction novella about a retired military member, a lizardine warrior-come-“diplomat” and some high-level negotiation that very nearly goes astray before it even gets started.
Stiletto's Luck
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,350. Language: English. Published: September 1, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Stiletto’s Luck is about an assassin dealing with the consequences of taking part in a battle for reasons of his own, while trying to remain uncompromised by either side. They could have called him Scimitar, Blade or Dagger, but, no, his parents had to call him Stiletto. Stiletto did the only thing he could. He learned to be the best at what he did, and he learned to walk tall - without the heels
C.M. Simpson: Short Stories and Poems from 2012
Series: The Simpson Annals, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,720. Language: American English. Published: June 28, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
This is a collection of all the short stories C.M. Simpson published and wrote in 2012. Many of these pieces can be found in earlier anthologies or on C.M. Simpson’s blog, but some have not previously been published. Genres range from paranormal urban fantasy to dark fantasy to space opera and comedic science fiction and magic realism.
Magick on the Forest's Edge: A Tale of Tzamesch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,050. Language: American English. Published: June 8, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Forced to flee with her village, priestly apprentice, Althessa, discovers that danger comes in many guises and salvation is often unexpected. With the priests too busy to assist, and only her wizardly brother to help her, can Althessa save one of those who destroyed their undead pursuers, or will the attempt bring death to all who dare it?
Shadow's Fall
Series: Shadow, Book 3. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 104,740. Language: American English. Published: June 1, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Fantasy » General
High Priest Urkhrist has settled to his task as the keeper of Beauwallin’s prison, but something is wrong. Beauwallin stirs within his prison, and wizards, priests and sorcerers are being taken from Thargood’s streets. Gilzereet must find out if the Old One is trying to escape, again, and try to find a way to defeat him, to succeed, where a pantheon of gods has already failed.
Gulvane and the Dragon: A Tale of Tzamesch
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: May 27, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The wizard Gulvane walks the corridors of his mind, remembering the eras locked behind three doors. Forester, Fighter, Assassin. Behind each door lie the memories and skills of who and what he used to be. Uncertain of where his life will lead him, or of what he will become, Gulvane wakes to find a dragon standing over his bed. Now, what would a creature such as what would dragon want with him?
Of Hunters and the Color Blue
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 2,290. Language: American English. Published: May 26, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Of Hunters and the Color Blue is the first short story to be found in The Loft Anthology. It is also available as a stand-alone short story. A letter reveals the writer’s love for her daughter, and her reasons for leaving the child behind. It is a tale of flight and rescue, the birth of an AI, and reveals a weakness that plagues the deadly enemy on her trail.
Gods in the Lianreida
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,890. Language: American English. Published: April 27, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When Larias, god of problem-solving and secrets, flies over the forbidden lands of the elves, he only hopes to discover what force is powerful enough to breach the elven magic protecting the forest. What he finds, instead, is a battle in which he is compelled to intervene, but, regardless of intent, when gods meddle in the realms of other gods, there is always a price to pay.
Pigs Might Fly
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,200. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
All her life Lily has prepared herself for taking over the family farm. How is Lily going to convince her traditionally minded father that farming is the only thing she has ever wanted to do, and that she is the best of his offspring to take over when he is gone? And what do her dreams and hopes have to do with flying pigs?
The Soul in the Sword
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: April 6, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
When an Arach raiding party attacks a wagon train and moves on to take on the next town, Dannon is part of the out-riders who must clean up in their wake. The dead girl on the wagon is just one of many reasons he doesn’t like spiders, or the elves that ride them. The Soul in the Sword is a short tale of fantasy battle, which will be incorporated into An Anthology of Blades.
Corporate Loyalty
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,770. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Corporate Loyalty is an short pseudo-science adventure a la the 1950’s. Its science is unlikely; its people and their motivations are not. When a leading ‘bug’ researcher is returned to normal size early, he discovers the science which alters his size has a flaw. Can his best friend help him out of the trouble he’s in?
Shadow Trap
Series: Shadow, Book 2. Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 98,640. Language: American English. Published: March 2, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
(4.00)
Exchanged by the gods, so he can better suit their purpose, thargramorg priest Gilzereet Urkhrist must now travel to the distant realm of Thargood in order to discover the Old One’s prison and prevent his escape. With the Old One gathering power more quickly than before, will the support of the gods be sufficient to give them a chance to contain him?
A Battle of Minds
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,390. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Danzer is a VR combat star. Unfortunately, somebody wants him dead. Is it a private vendetta from someone he’s defeated, a disgruntled fan, or someone else entirely. Whoever they are, their poetry stinks, but its meaning is clear. Security personnel for the VR games insist on overseeing the match between him and his most dangerous opponent, but no one knows if it will be enough.
Darkness and Light
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,520. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Abselia has traveled a long way to reach the trading town. Shadows move at her arrival, and light shimmers in dismay. Can Light’s champion find the Shadow stronghold, and solve the puzzle of Shadow’s strength, this time, or is she doomed to failure, like all those who have gone before? Darkness and Light is a short tale of dark fantasy and a battle older than time.
The Runaway
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,080. Language: American English. Published: January 20, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
The Runaway is the first short story to be found in An Anthology of Bloodlines. It is also available as a stand-alone short story. With fire and otherworldly invaders closing in, a commander takes the time to tell the story of his capture and return to continue the fight. What are the secrets of his past?
Old Magic
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,320. Language: American English. Published: January 18, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
After disaster and disease wipe out the world we know, powers carried by right of ancestry act as a sixth sense for trouble in a ruined city. Can she be the only one to have survived? Old Magic is one of the short stories that will be included in An Anthology of Bloodlines.
The Buried Blade
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,730. Language: English. Published: January 17, 2013 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
When the grass in one of her uncle's fields starts to die, Amanda tries to work out why, but her uncle only sees stones, where she sees fragments of pottery. In a war as old as time, will Amanda convince her uncle of the truth, and remain unscathed, or will she fall under the control of an old and subtle power? The Buried Blade is a short tale of dark fantasy.
Shadow's Rise
Series: Shadow, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 86,560. Language: American English. Published: December 31, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
When the gods discover an ancient power has suborned a king, and now menaces their domains, they must find agents to act on their behalf. Will a goddess’s temper over losing a favorite to the cause stand in their way? Or the capture of one of their chosen mean the attempt is doomed to fail before it has begun? Shadow’s Rise is a dark fantasy containing strong elements of horror.
The Priestess, the Prince and the Dragon
Series: Tales of the Five Kingdoms, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 96,080. Language: English. Published: October 18, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » General
When Linna finds herself in a city she does not recognize on a world she thought existed only in her imagination. To make matters worse, the god she serves has rejected her, and she is captured and sold to four princes from a distant land, who require a priest of the sea. In trying to regain her deity’s approval, she must flee for her life. Warning: sex scene, slavery. Original title Fisherpriest.
An Anthology of Worlds
Series: The Simpson Anthologies, Book 4. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 20,240. Language: American English. Published: September 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Poetry - single author
An Anthology of Worlds is the fourth book in the Simpson Anthology series. It contains stories of a pirate hunt among the stars, a simple gold coin that acts as a gate to other worlds, a teenager haunted by an elven prince, the truth about banshees in space, and how someone from two cultures can find their place in a different world.
Screams for the Dying
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: September 16, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Undead, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Screams for the Dying is a short science fiction story that blends myth, fantasy and science fiction. In the time in which this short story is set, banshees and star ships are real, and so are a lot of other things. It is approximately 2,500 words long and is the fifth and final story in the fourth Simpson Anthology - An Anthology of Worlds - which released mid-September 2012.
Nettlefold Princess
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 3,280. Language: English. Published: August 30, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
All is not well in Nettlefold Hollow. Amity claims she see things in the shadows and refuses to go out at night. Her classmates laugh at her until she goes missing on the way home from school. When Samantha looks in her locker and finds her diary, she learns that Amity was being haunted by a fairy prince. Who can she rely on to help her with a problem like that? Included in an Anthology of Worlds.
Palmyra Ridge
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,160. Language: American English. Published: August 25, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When the company Chani works for moves to take her people's lands, she must work to save them, but when Security Officer Asleyan steps in, she must work to get him on-side. Can two people from two very different cultures work together to save a nation, while retaining their own sense of self and sanity? Palmyra Ridge is the third short story in An Anthology of Worlds.
Two Worlds Collide
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 620. Language: American English. Published: August 21, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Australian & Oceanian, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Two Worlds Collide is a 115-word modern poem about the things we glimpse from the corners of our eyes. It is the second poem in the fourth Simpson Anthology, An Anthology of Worlds.
In a Cyber World
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 430. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Poetry » Female authors, Fiction » Poetry » Themes & motifs
'In a Cyber World' is a social comment in poem form about how cyber communications and social niceties. Twelve lines and 56 words long, 'In a Cyber World' is the first poem included in the fourth Simpson Anthology - 'An Anthology of Worlds'.
Finders-Keepers
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,070. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A single gold coin shines on the pavement, but no one except me seems to have noticed it. I watch it, hoping someone will take it and claim it as their own. Needing someone to take it. Please take it. Finders-Keepers is an 1,800-word vignette of this vigil. It is the second story in the fourth Simpson Anthology, An Anthology of Worlds, which is released in mid-September 2012.
View more...

C.M. Simpson's tag cloud

adventure    ais    aliens    alternate worlds    alternative worlds    angel    angels    anthologies    anthology    apocalyptic    assassin    assassins    banshees    barbarians    bard    bards    battle fantasy    belonging    bloodlines    bodyguard    cinquain    city    cm simpson    collection    colonisation    colonists    colony    communication    contemporary    corporate loyalty    crash    creation    curse    cyber world    dark fantasy    dark gods    deities    demon    demons    disease    dragon    dragons    dreams    dustrunners    elder gods    elemental magic    elementals    elves    englyn    epic fantasy    espionage    fae    faeries    fairies    fantasy    farm    first contact    flash fiction    freeverse    gargoyles    gateways between world    genetic inheritance    genre poetry    gods    good vs evil    griffons    harpies    heritage    high magic    hopes    horror    inheritance    land rights    lizard    lizardmen    lunar wolves    madeleine torr    magic    magic realism    magick    medilo    mermaids    military    miss delight    monsters    mothers love    mystery    nanites    nanotechnology    news    novel    novella    odyssey    ogres    old magic    pandemic    paranormal    paranormal fantasy    paranormal urban    pixies    plague    poem    poems    poetry    postapocalyptic    powers    priests    raptors    reporters    rescue    rogues    science fiction    shadow series    shapeshifters    short stories    short story    skeletons    sky ships    social comment    social commentary    sorcerers    space colony    space opera    space pirates    speculative    speculative fiction    spider riders    spiders    starships    steampunk    succubi    succubus    survival    sword    technology    the simpson annals    traditional values    trolls    tzamesch    undead    unicorns    urban fantasy    verse    vignette    virtual combat    virtual reality    vortex travel    werecats    weretigers    werewolves    winters ache    wizards    worldhopping    xenobiology    young adult