Pauline Yates

“I enjoy writing about what I can’t do, because I’m stuck in a world where some things aren’t possible. But in the worlds I create, the possibilities are endless.”

Coming Soon:

The Jump – The Lost Librarian’s Grave/Redwood Press (Horror/Short Story/Anthology)

The Best Medicine (Horror) – Midnight Echo (Australia) & Mondi Incantanti, RiLL (Italy)

The Dig Tree (Historical Fiction) – The Casket of Fictional Delights

Breathe (Horror) – Iron Faerie Publishing

Recent Publications


Black Hare Press (Horror/Drabble)

Well Done

Black Hare Press (Horror/Drabble/Anthology)

“Clean Sheet”,

Black Hare Press – Dark Moments/Purge (Horror/Drabble)

“The Secret Keeper”

Metaphorosis Magazine (Fantasy/Short Story/ReadOnline/Podcast)

“Embracing Fate” Sirens Call EZine (Horror/ReadOnline)

“Drop Zone” Sirens Call EZine (Horror/ReadOnline)

“Trick or Treat” Sirens Call Ezine (Horror/ReadOnline)

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

“Rock Bottom” Sirens Call EZine (Thriller/ReadOnline)

“Renescent”, Aurealis (Horror)

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

“Seven”, Bete Noire, (Horror)

“When the Tide Turns” Elena Hartnell (Literary/ReadOnline)

“Replica”, Abyss & Apex, (SciFi/ReadOnline)

“An Aftertaste of Earth”, Metaphorosis (SciFi/ReadOnline)

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

Flash Fiction

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

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

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

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

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


“When the Tide Turns”, 1001LANights

“Cooked” The Casket of Fictional Delights (Comedy)

Cooked by Pauline Yates (abridged) Narrated by Ana Clements


“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:

Digital 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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