Pauline Yates


Speculative fiction, horror, fantasy, comedy.

Links to Published Stories

Short Stories:


“The Best Medicine”, 1st Place in the short story category, Australian Horror Writer’s Association, 2020 Robert N Stephenson Flash Fiction & Short Story Competition

“Bedtime Story”, Me First Magazine (Horror)

“Embracing Fate” Sirens Call EZine (Horror)

“Drop Zone” Sirens Call EZine (Horror)

“Trick or Treat” Sirens Call Ezine (Horror)

“When the Tide Turns” The Casket of Fictional Delights (Reprint) (Literary)

“Rock Bottom” Sirens Call EZine (Thriller)

“Renescent”, Aurealis (Horror)

“Cooked”, The Casket of Fictional Delights, (Comedy)

Cooked by Pauline Yates (abridged) Narrated by Ana Clements

“Seven”, Bete Noire, (Horror)


“When the Tide Turns” Elena Hartnell (Literary)

“Replica”, Abyss & Apex, (SciFi)


“An Aftertaste of Earth”, Metaphorosis (SciFi)


“Partners In Crime”, Short Fiction Break, (Thriller)

Flash Fiction:


“Love & Cherish”, 101words, (Thriller)


“Steps”, The Casket of Fictional Delights (Literary)

“Missing Anna”, The Casket of Fictional Delights (Literary)


“The Sweetest Thing” The Casket of Fictional Delights (Comedy)

“Toil and Trouble” The Casket of Fictional Delights, (Comedy)


“When the Tide Turns”, 1001LANights (Literary)

“Cooked” The Casket of Fictional Delights (Comedy)


“Raising Mira”, Score: an SFF symphony, Metaphorosis (SciFi)

Score – an SFF symphony: an anthology of emotion – YouTube

“In the Absence of Time”, Reading 5X5: Writers’ Edition, Metaphorosis, (SciFi)

“Replica”, Best Vegan Science Fiction & Fantasy 2018 (Best Vegan SFF Book 3), Metaphorosis, Reprint, (SciFi)

GOA Billboards:

In 2018, Queensland Writers Centre ran an 8-word short story contest. A short-list of winning stories was chosen for display on GOA Billboards around Brisbane. The images below are two of my winning stories:

Interactive Stories:

‘Rumours Uncut’, a fun PG thriller/adventure choose-you-own-adventure story, produced by StoryCity Creatives, Brisbane. You can enjoy the entire story for free via the link:

“Rumours Uncut”, StoryCity Creatives, (Thriller/Adventure PG)

Rumours Uncut

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