The story so far…

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6 (short)

Who — or what — has arrived in the waters surrounding Joel and Wiri’s sleepy coastal village and why have local fishermen begun to mysteriously disappear from their boats? Are the duo equipped…


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Joel shifted under his seatbelt in a vain attempt to get comfortable.

The road in front of them shimmered in the heat and the buzz of cicadas outside drowned out the ute’s engine. Beside him, Todd drove in silence, lost in his own thoughts. …


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Joel started back to consciousness and found himself staring at the ceiling above the couch.

How long had he been asleep? He’d planned to get school stuff sorted before they headed into town but he’d been distracted, his mind full of questions.

It’d been a week since that night at…


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Wiri slowed his pace to fall into step beside Joel and Sam as they moved up the main street toward The Point. Relaxed laughter drifted out to meet them from the doorways of various dining and drinking establishments as they passed.

It felt good to ditch the suit and get…


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Joel surfaced again.
It lay deeper than he’d first thought, harder to get to. Its smooth black sheen had caught his eye amongst the grey-green algae that covered the paua bed.
He needed extra help.
He hauled the weight belt over the side of the skiff and sucked in breath…


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The egg slid from its pan and joined two strips of bacon atop the pile of toast. Wiri slapped another slice on top before he realised -
“Almost forgot the magic ingredient.”
Joel slid the sauce bottle across the breakfast counter, pulled up a stool next to him and eyed his…


The wave closed over him.
Joel let it take control and push him deeper. Breath burned in his throat and shoved against his ribs. He rolled in the wave’s tumble, then relaxed and waited for the inevitable. It came, as he knew it would.

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The surge passed. Ejected from the…


One woman’s incredible story of her time in Hitler’s ‘poison brigade’.

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One day in late 2012, Margot Wölk answered a knock at the door of her Berlin apartment. A journalist from a local paper stood before her, wanting to confirm Wölk’s part in an almost unbelievable story: that she had…


She disguised herself as a man, to hunt and torture other women.

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Little is known of Christian Caldwell, until her appearance as a contractor to the county of Moray (then known as Elginshire) in Scotland in March of 1662, under the alias John Dickson. …


April 19, 4.34pm — May 20, 3.36pm, 2021*

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When the Sun moves into Taurus, it’s time to ground the spark that Aries initiated and get to doin’.

Taurus, Latin for bull, is ruled, along with Libra, by Venus. But while Libra explores refining and sharing the pleasures of life with…

Gilda Flint

Finding my groove. Spreading my wings. Being inspired.

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