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At the Edge

Edited by Dan Rabarts and Lee Murray Step up, as close as you dare… …to a place at the edge of sanity, where cicadas scritch across balmy summer nights, at the edge of town, where the cellphone coverage is decidedly dodgy, at the edge of space, where a Mimbinus argut bounds among snowy rocks, at the edge of the page, where demon princes prance in the shadows, at the edge of despair, where 10 darushas will get you a vodka lime and a ring side seat, at the edge of the universe, where time stops but space goes on… From...

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Beyond This Story, 2014

A stated objective of Tauranga Writers, New Zealand’s longest-standing writing group, is to support and encourage emerging writers. To this end, in 2012 the group established the Write Off Line series of anthologies to provide a vehicle for teen writers to publish their work, and the equivalent Beyond This series of anthologies for intermediate school students. In Beyond This Story, our latest intermediate school collection, students were asked to write a piece of hyper-fiction, a narrative inspired by a real person or true event, preferably with some New Zealand connection. The stories we received were entertaining, poignant, informative and hugely...

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Write Off Line 2013

Teenagers are an Alien Species… Teenagers are among us. Abducted, then transformed, the males are dangerous game-playing geeks, tormenting their families with their Goth girlfriends and ridiculously loud music. The females are Barbies with cars on their hearts, who ribbon their wrists and think oh, but the clothes are worth it. And yet, before they are dragged inexorably downward, teen aliens long for warm desert storms, for time-travelling Mitsubishis and the beautiful haze of carbon and dreams…

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Baby Teeth

Kids can say the creepiest things. Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Collected Work Australian Shadows Awards for Best Edited Work Twenty seven authors delve into the strange, unexpected, and downright terrifying things that kids say in this collection of all new short stories. From the mouths of babes comes Baby Teeth: Bite-sized Tales of Terror. Thirty-seven stories, from the haunting to the hideous to the horrific.  This Halloween, beware the pitter patter of little feet… My own childhood, like many others, was filled with creatures under the bed, monsters in the closet, and nightmares waiting to be exhumed with every sleeping...