Shifting Worlds: A collection of short stories by Darian Smith

Drag queens fight zombies with the help of a disabled neighbor.
A superhero is locked in an insane asylum.
An immigrantShifting worlds artist wants love to conquer all.
Deep space explorers wrestle with an alien artifact.

These 16 stories span the worlds of fantasy, sci-fi, and literary
fiction, and cause the characters’ reality to change. Includes several
prize winning stories as well as some that are seen for the first time
in this collection.

“Never fails to entertain and surprise…this collection has it all.” – Jennifer Fallon

Stories include:
Wearing the Star Cloak (Winner of WilyWriters/SpecFicNZ comp, finalist Sir Julius Vogel Award)
Atrophy (Very Highly Commended in WDSSC competition)
The Girl in the Window
Seahorses
A Suitor
Spring (Third Prize in Northern Advocate/NZSA Short Story Competition)
Cut and Colour
The Apple Tree
Banshee (Finalist for Sir Julius Vogel Award)
Anaesthesia
Drag Marks
Double Happiness (Second Prize in Rawene Book Festival Short Story Competition)
Loyalty
Recession
Slippery Road (Winner of Rawene Book Festival Competition, Second prize in WDSSC)
The Interview (Finalist for Sir Julius Vogel Award)

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