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Dark Adult Fiction. Character Spotlight: Super-Organised Samantha Felding.

Sam is a highly trustworthy, dependable woman — personable to all who encounter her. She’s a loyal friend, supportive sister and model daughter to her parents. Her work ethic is focused and flawless. She is also asexual. Samantha Felding. Thirty-something Married to Mitchell Felding (10 years.) High School Educator Self – Motivated High Achiever Dedicated …

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Body Found In Bushland Near Beach – Fine Adult Fiction

Another woman’s naked body was discovered by bird watchers in the early hours of this morning. The body belongs to that of Verna Julenthorpe, 37, of Eagle Farm. She was last seen by friends yesterday afternoon. Her body was found on a naturalist’s boardwalk at Nudgee Beach at approximately 5.00am after a night of torrential thunderstorms.  Police won’t speculate …

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How To Avoid Writing Cardboard Cut Out Characters Into Fiction

Writers need to know that their characters have to be accessible to readers, and easily relatable. Sure, make them fly and breathe fire if you must, but also show us their vulnerabilities. We want to believe they are more like us than we are prepared to admit. It makes us want to get to know them more because it reminds us of our own foibles.

Amateur Photographers Discover Body

Reporter: Julie Sephlia MF News & Media Logan City: Two Meadowbrook photography TAFE students taking a walk this morning, discovered a woman’s near-naked body in low-lying grass on the banks of the Logan River. Charlene Foley, 38 of Kingston, was last seen on Wednesday night after she told her husband she was going for a walk for fresh air. …

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I Love Misery Literature

Pseudo-biographical abuse narratives have become popular of late. For some, there’s nothing more tantalizing than digesting a real-life story about a victim who has suffered in the worst kinds of way. Sexual, psychological and physical abuse, paedophilia, sadism and self-harm — are just a few of the topics covered in what’s been coined as misery …

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The Perfect Happy Ever After Story Can Be Found Inside This Dark Fiction

Everyone loves a happy ending. Even the darkest of stories have one if you know where to look for it. It’s a time when villains become heroes and it’s cool for them to do evil deeds. The trick in locating the dark fiction HEA is to skew your head sideways. Conventional thinking won’t help you …

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Genetic Fingerprinting Wasn’t Always A Reliable Tool For Fighting Crime. DNA’s Transitional Period Was Incorporated Into This Dark Fiction Narrative.

Today’s crime-solving is easy. You take a swab of some icky stuff left at the scene of a crime, do something science-y with it, and a mystery gets solved. A bad guy goes to jail. Everyone sleeps at night. Perfect. It’s the happy-ever-after we expect for crime events. We assume that DNA sequencing has been …

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Intimate Murder: Villain and Victim Development

When writing dark fiction, it’s important to create the perfect villain. Without one, a hero can’t rise above and give the reader what they need — hard justice. A hero’s strength depends on the power of the villain to get them there. Justice aside, there’s one other thing to consider. The victim. Simply using random …

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Character Spotlight: Maxine Sewell. (Dark Fiction Dissection)

Maxine heads a group of small business owners who specialise in photographing weddings. Most of the newer, inexperienced photographers who are breaking into this field, see her as an authority figure and look up to her for guidance. Those who have been around much longer know that they are mistaken to look up to her …

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