Pauline Yates

Welcome to my Imagination

… where it may or may not be a coincidence that my characters, living, dead, or undead, share a striking resemblance to somebody I know …

Published Stories

Below are links to my published works. They can be read online for free or purchased via the link provided.

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

About Pauline:

A writer since ‘forever’, Pauline has more notebooks stashed in drawers than she has books in her bookcase. She views all her earlier scribbles as practice for the main event but admits she’s not sure what event that is or when it’s scheduled to happen.

She keeps the cobwebs off her creativity by researching writing craft articles, attending writer conferences, and entering short story competitions to apply what she learns. The latter led to a love for short fiction and multiple publishing credits.

When she’s not burning the midnight candle writing, she binge-watches trending NetFlix series, debates with her husband about how dystopian societies start, repeat-reads her favourite novels, and argues with the family cat about his demand to be let outside at 3 A.M. every morning. She also loves taking photos of the sunrise, if she wakes up in time.

Sunrise, Australia

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