A Pining

Coming 2020

Over 20 literary speculative stories, with two original shorts exclusive to this collection. The stories in this collection give you strangeness. They are also dirges that cross genre. There is ‘queering’ in this collection, it is about forms of difference. A Pining lauds the untraditional, signifies strangeness, oddity, peculiarity, extraordinariness within normalcy. Featuring ‘A Pining’, shortlisted, Bridport Prize ; ‘A Case of Seeing’, honorable mention, Ron Hubbard's Writers of the Future Award; ‘Mahuika’, highly commended - microfiction award, Fellowship of Australian Writers (FAW) National Literary Awards; ‘Swimming with Daddy’, shortlisted, Alan Marshall Short Story Prize.

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About the Author
Eugen M. Bacon

Eugen Bacon is a computer scientist mentally re-engineered into creative writing. She has published over 100 short stories and articles, together with anthologies. Her stories have won, been shortlisted and commended in international awards, including the Bridport Prize, L. Ron Hubbard Writers of the Future Contest, Copyright Agency Prize and Fellowship of Australian Writers National Literary Awards. Her creative work has appeared in literary and speculative fiction publications worldwide, including Award Winning Australian Writing, AntipodeanSF, Andromeda, Aurealis, Bards and Sages Quarterly, and through Routledge in New Writing. Creative nonfiction book – Palgrave MacMillan (2019)