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Dane Cobain

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in Sutton Coldfield, The United Kingdom
June 11, 1989

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Dane Cobain (High Wycombe, UK) is a published author, freelance writer, poet and (occasional) musician with a passion for language and learning. When he’s not working on his next release, he can be found reading and reviewing books for his award-winning book blog, SocialBookshelves.com, while trying not to be distracted by Wikipedia. His releases include No Rest for the Wicked(supernatural thriller), Eyes Like Lighthouses When the Boats Come Home (poetry) Former.ly (literary fiction), Social Paranoia (non-fiction), Come On Up to the House (horror) and Subject Verb Object (anthology).

Cobain’s love of words grew from an early age, whether he was rewriting the lyrics to pop songs or teaching his elder siblings – maths and computer science stud
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Oh, you actually want one? Here are a few from the flash fiction collection I've been working on.

THE LIBRARIAN SHIVERED as the thought hit her. Everyone has a last book after which they never read another, even if only because Death and his bleached bone hands arrived to take them away to the bookshop in the sky.

JIMMY’S STOMACH ACHE turned out to be something more serious. The acid ate its way out and he died in agony.

AS ENTERTAINERS GOT BETTER and better, people spent more and more time being entertained. Eventually, all that was left was entertainment – and the people starved in their seats as they entertained themselves into oblivion.

WHEN THE SCIENTISTS cured death, they thought it was the greatest advance the world had ever seen. It also turned out to be the biggest curse.

IT WAS THE SCARIEST horror story the world had ever seen. Marketing spent every penny of their budget without rustling up a single sale.

HER LIFE was like a bad book that never ended. And then one day it ended and suddenly it didn’t seem too bad after all.

THE WORLD ENDED on a Tuesday. But we were all so busy working we didn’t notice.

IT TOOK HIM FORTY YEARS, but Avinash finally quit smoking overnight, with no nicotine gum, e-cigs or patches required. It was little consolation to his family as they lowered the coffin into the ground.(less)
Dane Cobain Cats seem to have pretty good lives. They just sit around and wait to get fed. But I feel like I'd probably be a wolf - nocturnal, lonely and misunder…moreCats seem to have pretty good lives. They just sit around and wait to get fed. But I feel like I'd probably be a wolf - nocturnal, lonely and misunderstood. And just a little cunning when I have to be.(less)
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Launch Day: Meat by Dane Cobain!

Hi, folks! Dane here, and today I’m proud to announce that it’s launch day for my new novel, Meat.





Set on a factory farm and following the outbreak of a mysterious zoonotic disease, I started work on it back in 2015. Seeing as it’s being released in time for Hallowe’en during the middle of a global pandemic, I think I timed it quite nicely.





The book was edited by Pam Elise Harris with cover design b

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David Dennington Not sure if I thanked you for being a friend, Dane. No copy of my message came up. Anyway thank you again.
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