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Alan Baxter

Author of dark weird horror and fantasy.

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Alan Baxter is a British-Australian author who writes supernatural thrillers and urban horror, rides a motorcycle and loves his dogs. He also teaches Kung Fu. He lives among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, with his wife, son, dogs and cat. He’s the multi-award-winning author of several novels and around eighty short stories and novellas. So far. Read extracts from his novels, novellas, and find free short stories at his website – www.warriorscribe.com – or find him on Twitter @AlanBaxter and Facebook, and feel free to tell him what you think. About anything.

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Autumn of the Greatest

Published Aug 29, 2019 · 3,693 words (14 minutes) · 2 likes · 125 views

Fantasy Humor Satire Science Fiction superhero

An aging ex-supervillain laments the state of supervillainy in the modern world with his carer.

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walking back from work nomikai post-drunk i racked focus the completely wrong way and snapped a photo. somehow it is my most ‘successful’ shot.

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Cephalopoda Obsessia

Published Aug 1, 2019 · 4,102 words (15 minutes) · 1 like · 133 views

Fantasy Horror Science Fiction kraken

This story is a combined homage to two different myths. It’s a blending of the classic kraken legend and the ever-popular Cthulhu mythos. First published in Bloodstones anthology (ed. Amanda Pillar, Ticonderoga Publications, October 2012).

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Underwater
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Punishment of the Sun

Published May 1, 2019 · 3,049 words (12 minutes) · 1 like · 4 views

Fantasy Horror vampire australian

A horror story. Originally published in the Dead Red Heart anthology (ed. Russell B Farr, Ticonderoga Publications) in April 2011. This story subsequently garnered an Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow’s Best Horror of the Year #4 (Night Shade Books, 2012) and was on the Recommended Reading List in the Year’s Best Australian Fantasy & Horror, 2011 (ed. Liz Grzyb & Talie Helene, Ticonderoga Publications). It was subsequently reprinted in my award-winning collection, Crow Shine.

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Tiny Lives

Published Mar 28, 2019 · 1,616 words (6 minutes) · 1 like · 5 views

Fantasy fantasy romance

A short fantasy.

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HIDDEN CITY (first 2 chapters)

Published Mar 28, 2019 · 2,088 words (8 minutes) · 55 views

Fantasy Horror Mystery dark fantasy weird

The first two chapters of my dark supernatural noir novel, HIDDEN CITY, published by Gryphonwood Press 2018. It's like The Dresden Files meets H P Lovecraft meets Raymond Chandler.

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Mephisto

Published Feb 6, 2019 · 1,036 words (4 minutes)

Fantasy Horror Strange

This was a short horror story originally published at Daily Science Fiction. It was a finalist for the Best Short Story in the 2014 Australian Shadows Awards.

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The Seven Garages of Kevin Simpson

Published Dec 27, 2018 · 3,653 words (14 minutes) · 1 like · 4 views

Fantasy Horror Strange

A podcast original at Pseudopod back in 2011, here's the full text of the story. A horror yarn about the things we're left, the legacies of the past, and possible futures we may not have chosen for ourselves.

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Mirrorwalk

Published Nov 21, 2018 · 4,635 words (17 minutes) · 2 views

Fantasy Horror Mystery Strange

A young man finds a mysterious scroll after his grandfather dies. The scroll unlocks supernatural secrets, but it's magic not to be fooled with. Originally published in Murky Depths Magazine, issue 16, April 2011.

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All The Wealth In The World

Published Nov 12, 2018 · 1,997 words (8 minutes) · 1 like · 4 views

Fantasy Mystery Strange

A dark fantasy short story exploring the consequences of messing with time. Originally published in Lakeside Circus, it's now only available here or in my collection, Crow Shine.

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Devouring Dark - Chapter 1

Published Nov 5, 2018 · 1,998 words (8 minutes) · 3 likes · 236 views

Fantasy Horror Strange

Chapter 1 of Alan's genre-bending crime/horror novel, Devouring Dark. (Available wherever books are sold.)

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