W.A. Stanley (or ‘Was’ for short) is a multi-genre author with a penchant for telling strange tales with undertones relating to society, the modern world and the human condition. His debut novel, Till Death Do Us Party, is due for release in 2022 (but please don’t hold him to that).

In the meantime, take a look at some short stories, book reviews, opinion pieces, and of course, news and updates about the progress of his works.

The Latest

The Slumlord

Where Detective Jon Bakker is recruited by one of the City’s powerbrokers to locate the mysterious Slumlord… But aren’t they just a myth?

Read on…

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News & Updates

Till Death Do Us Party
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Shorts

  • The Slumlord
    Where Detective Jon Bakker is recruited by one of the City’s powerbrokers to locate the mysterious Slumlord… But aren’t they just a myth?
  • Brothers in Claws
    A tale of two brothers who love each other very, very much. When they’re not trying to rip the flesh from the other sibling, that is.
  • The ANZACs: A Lesson in History
    Where Alexa, a student in 2235, receives a lesson about what was once the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
  • The Synergist
    Where Artur Simril, born on 15 September, 2253, grows up in the City. As the years pass, he tries to reconcile his dreams of becoming an artist with the career that the system has mapped out for him.
  • A Plea to Facebook
    Originally published on Silent Protagonist, this is a plea to Facebook requesting they treat Silent Protagonist with the respect it deserves, and block it with all the other Australian news outlets.
  • Straightening the Body
    A semi-autobiographical tale about saying goodbye to a great man, following his years-long battle with cancer.
  • About My Shorts
    Warning: The short stories you see here are written with adults in mind, and may include inappropriate material including violence, language, sex, drug use, any other material you may find offensive, or (in the best case) any combination of the above. These stories are only lightly edited by myself, and may include errors.
  • The Twelve Days
    Where an eight-year-old Virginia not only discovers that there is, in fact, a Santa Claus; but also finds that questioning the system can land you in a spot of bother.

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