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Jalaya is a novelette describing the last battle in a ten-year-long war. It is a story of family, long-standing love and of sacrifices made for the sake of community, duty and loyalty. It is a story of heroes, fire-fights, wits and courage. Thirteen years in the making, Jalaya is approximately 14,500 words in length, and is the fourth short story included in An Anthology o ...more
Published May 18th 2012 by C.M. Simpson Publishing/Smashwords
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I started writing this story in 1999, and finished it 8,500 words later in 2012 before publishing it on Amazon and Smashwords. It is the fourth story in my second anthology, An Anthology of Battle and is 11,500 words long.
I was born in far north Queensland,Australia, but my father was a teacher with itchy feet, so I got to see a lot more of Queensland and a fair bit of the rest of Australia by the time I left home. I've been a teacher, stablehand, receptionist and cleaner amongst other things, but am now content to write while holding down a day job in administration. I enjoy writing speculative fiction in all its ...moreMore about C.M. Simpson