Pete Aldin

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By day, Pete Aldin delivers programs for people with disabilities; by night, he sits at a laptop and writes.

He is the author of the novels Black Marks (2017) and Doomsday's Child (2017). His short fiction has appeared in publications including Orson Scott Card’s Intergalactic Medicine Show, Andromeda Spaceways Inflight Magazine, the acclaimed ABC Anthologies and Niteblade. His non-fiction has appeared in parenting and business magazines.

He is a big fan of alcoholic ciders, the FIFA franchise on xBox and (being an Australian) Vegemite. He is a member of the Australian Horror Writers Association. He don’t like pina coladas nor taking walks in the rain.

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Pete Aldin We have a small yappy dog, a terrier. It has no hands. It cannot reach the door knob even if it did. These are important details for what follows.

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We have a small yappy dog, a terrier. It has no hands. It cannot reach the door knob even if it did. These are important details for what follows.

It's midnight and my son is up gaming and social media-ing. It's just him and the dog. The dog keeps looking at something inside and outside the house and growling or whining at it. Son lets the dog out. Let's dog in. Dog is still seeing something on the wall, by the dresser, in the yard...and son cannot see it and is getting a little freaked out.

He spends some time in his room on facebook and Youtube, comes out to check on the dog who he left sitting out there staring at the wall near the couch.

And the dog is outside in the yard, looking back at him through the glass.

He did not let the dog out. Everyone else was asleep.

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Pete Aldin The three I'm most proud of for tone/content/polish are:

1. Mom Says He Has No Soul. This is short and sweet, and it's the sweetness of it that's…more
The three I'm most proud of for tone/content/polish are:

1. Mom Says He Has No Soul. This is short and sweet, and it's the sweetness of it that's unusual for me.
2. Mud. This is horror. It's set in WW1 which is what I loved about writing and researching it. The setting was horror in itself, so to add the possibility of a monster into that wasn't much of a stretch.
3. Custodes. Originally published (and still available) as "W is for Woman" in Poise and Pen's B is for Broken anthology, this story captured a lot of my emotions around fatherhood, around our broken world, our forgotten spiritual values and around male dismissal of women's strength.

All of these appear in my collection "Nine Tales".(less)
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Doomsday's Child

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Today’s post comes from good friend and awesome writer, Jason Franks. Jason describes the genesis of a key character in his latest novel (a dark fantasy tale that I highly recommend).

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My novel Faerie Apocalypse is about a series of mortals who travel to the faerie realms, each on their own distinctive quest. It was a tough book to write. I developed a new, more writ...

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“Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.”
Albert Einstein

“A room without books is like a body without a soul.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
Oscar Wilde

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message 1: by Karen (last edited Jul 13, 2012 08:22PM)

Karen Tyrrell Thanks Pete for friending,
Please check out my gutsy true story, Me and Her: A Memoir of Madness,
A Teachers eXposé of parent harassment, mental breakdown & Recovery. How did I reclaim my life?
http://www.goodreads.com/author/show/...
Cheers,
Karen :)


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