Martin Livings


Perth-based writer Martin Livings has had over sixty short stories in a variety of magazines and anthologies. His short works have been listed in the Recommended Reading list in Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror, and have appeared in both The Year’s Best Australian SF & Fantasy, Volumes Two and Five, and Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror: 2006 and 2008 editions.

His first novel, Carnies, was originally published by Hachette Livre in 2006, and was nominated for both the Aurealis and Ditmar awards. It has now been reprinted by Cohesion Press, and is available on Smashwords for the first time. His collection of short stories, Living With the Dead, was published in in 2012 by Dark Prints Press.

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By Martin Livings
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 85,820. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014 by Cohesion Press. Category: Fiction
The small town of Tillbrook has a secret. One that has been kept for over a hundred years. When Journalist David Hampden is alerted to a century-old carnival, the idea of a feature story is too good to pass up, so he drags his brother Paul along to Tillbrook to act as his photographer. What they find is darker than they could ever imagine. Come on in, and enjoy the show. No photos allowed.
Ten Minutes To Dumbsday!
By Martin Livings
Price: Free! Words: 30,330. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2011. Category: Fiction
A free collection of 39 very short stories, each written in ten minutes or less, based on suggestions from friends on a variety of blog sites, the results of four long years of minimal effort. Marvel at Roman chickens. Be astounded by dissolving people. Gasp at events of bloody horror. Laugh at stupid puns. Groan at stupid puns. But you'd better act fast... it's only Ten Minutes To Dumbsday!

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