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Dan Micklethwaite

Dan Micklethwaite daydreams and writes in a shed. Multiple genres. Never expect to find two tales alike.

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Dan Micklethwaite writes stories in a shed in the north of England. Some of his recent short fiction has featured in PodCastle, Daily Science Fiction, and Ahoy Comics' ASH & THORN #1. His debut novel, THE LESS THAN PERFECT LEGEND OF DONNA CREOSOTE, was published in the UK by Bluemoose Books and shortlisted for The Guardian's Not the Booker Prize. He is currently at work on his second book. In his spare time, he likes bouldering, cooking, and painting.

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Midnight Riders

Published Oct 24, 2020 · 1,424 words (6 minutes)

Fantasy Literary Fiction Underground magic fairy tales retold driving Cinderella Carriage

A contemporary retelling of Cinderella. From the coach-driver's point-of-view.

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The Chamber of Eternal Youth

Published Oct 20, 2020 · 1,462 words (6 minutes) · 47 views

Fantasy Horror Historical pyramid archaeology mummy treasure hieroglyph

A rogue archaeologist decides that certain artefacts do not belong in a museum.

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& not a drop

Published Oct 19, 2020 · 991 words (4 minutes) · 54 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction Addiction dreamlike stowaway sailing Audio version

On a ship in a bottle, a stowaway finds he's been left on his own. (With audio.)

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The Same Old Showdown, All Over Again

Published Oct 19, 2020 · 1,070 words (4 minutes) · 64 views

Fantasy Historical weird western duelling gunfighters High noon

A gunfighter duels an implacable foe.

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Abandoned Desert Home

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Pen Dragons

Published Oct 19, 2020 · 3,540 words (13 minutes) · 57 views

Fantasy Historical writing Arthurian legend druids Myths scrolls

A kingdom is threatened. A young prince approaches a druid for help. He learns of strange magic. A legend begins.

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Castle on the lake

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The Less than Perfect Legend of Donna Creosote - Chapter One

Published Oct 18, 2020 · 1,244 words (5 minutes) · 75 views

Fantasy Literary Fiction fairy tales Books Yorkshire Introvert

The opening chapter of my debut novel, THE LESS THAN PERFECT LEGEND OF DONNA CREOSOTE, published by Bluemoose Books. (http://bluemoosebooks.com/books/less-than-perfect-legend-of-donna-creosote)

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