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.

It’s December!

Newsletter out now.

  • Till Death Do Us Party‘s fourth draft!
  • Get into the Christmas Spirit with The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special and Violent Night
  • J.M. DeMatteis and I have both written Christmas stories
  • Have I mentioned how awesome The Sandman is?
  • And plenty more!

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News & Updates

Till Death Do Us Party
news & updates


Luminary
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Shorts

  • The Liberation
    Where, following the war that started when they were a small child, Citizen 1,498,382 reflects upon those days that came to define them. The days when YutopiCorp’s forces landed in her homeland and liberated her—and her entire country—from the tyranny of political rule.
  • Pestilence’s Party with Rona
    When word trickles down that the Rapture is nigh, Pestilence decides he must break free of the Four Horsemen and usher in one last hurrah: the coronavirus.
  • The Retirement Plan
    Where a Hunter for the City, Kex Atto, approaches her retirement. But in the City, circa 2254, retirement means death: you don’t work to live, you live to work. After this, the City has no further use for you.
  • 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.

Ramblings

Book Reviews

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