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Name Ben Carey
Location Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Member Since Oct 09, 2011
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Hi, my name is Ben. I'm 26 and I love writing, obviously. I live in Brisbane and study Creative Writing at Queensland University of Technology. I like reading and writing science fiction, but I also have a soft spot for romance. I am currently editing three different manuscripts, one of which is the novel adaptation of Blink, one of my short stories on Wattpad. My favourite book is Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell, followed closely by Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? by Philip K Dick.

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The Spider Situation

The Spider Situation

2 pages, updated Apr 27, 2014PG-13Completed
A boy on a bus realises there is a spider heading towards two girls. He is conflicted because he wants to help them but he doesn't want to embarass himself. What will he do?
204 reads votes 16 comments 2
~ Power ~

~ Power ~

17 parts / 32 pages, updated Oct 28, 2013PG
Power is a modern pick-a-path book. Each fortnight I will write a new chapter based on what you choose! Power will follow Freya, a young girl in a hostile world. But I can't... read more
17,510 reads votes 410 comments 514
Nine Lives

Nine Lives

2 pages, updated Mar 03, 2013GCompleted
My mother died of cancer last year. It was an extremely emotional and trying time for me. This is a story I wrote to help myself come to terms with what I was feeling at the time.
1,746 reads votes 117 comments 63
Dead is Dead

Dead is Dead

2 parts / 4 pages, updated Feb 12, 2013RCompleted
Kohlschreiber is a man in love. And a man in love will try anything to keep that love alive, even raising the dead. [I wrote this last year for a university subject. It refer... read more
934 reads votes 44 comments 13
Fire and Ice

Fire and Ice

4 pages, updated Sep 05, 2012GCompleted
Trip Von Dyke is the captain of a space vessel bound for the Galian battle front. He has just received instructions from the colony's Oracle saying the outcome will be favourable, however, Trip is not so sure...[#9 in Science Fiction - 14/09/12].
1,198 reads votes 31 comments 9
First Blood

First Blood

2 pages, updated Apr 08, 2012PGCompleted
It's the first day of un-dead high school. Vampires and zombies roam the hallways. There is never a dull moment at this school. Can the new kids survive their first day? [Written for the Zombies Rule Contest.]
1,178 reads votes 54 comments 25
The Smell Of Things To Come

The Smell Of Things To Come

2 pages, updated Jan 31, 2012GCompleted
Meet the boy who can smell the future. [#25 in Science Fiction - 31/05/12.]
2,902 reads votes 130 comments 73
Lost In Translation

Lost In Translation

3 pages, updated Jan 10, 2012G
The fifth voyage of Gulliver. He is stranded on an island full of bears that walk on two legs and finds it exceedingly difficult to communicate with them. [Written in 2011. An exercise in voice].
503 reads votes 15 comments 8


2 pages, updated Jan 07, 2012GCompleted
Sarah is at a high class party and she hates it. She hates the people, the drinks, the extravagant courtyard. But it's not all bad, she's about to meet a boy. [Written in 2011. Exercise in focalisation].
1,087 reads votes 55 comments 13
Of Lions and Marmosets

Of Lions and Marmosets

2 pages, updated Jan 06, 2012PG-13Completed
This story focuses entirely on a married couple's verbal sparing match over everything from arranging the sock drawer to lions and marmosets. [Written in 2011. Exercise in dialogue].
1,042 reads votes 62 comments 36
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I'm glad you liked the story (apart from the end) :P
Dead is Dead

Well thank you :)
Of Lions and Marmosets

I'm glad you enjoyed reading it! It was a lot of fun to write. Clerval was indeed a reference to that. Good spot :)
Dead is Dead

Thanks! :)
The Smell Of Things To Come

As soon as I finish editing it. Hopefully in the next month or two.
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