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Published In Suspense Magazine

Two of Sam Stephens’ short stories have been published in Suspense Magazine.

Suspense Magazine, March 2011 edition: “Daddy”

“Daddy” is a dark look into the life of a father, his new born son, and an unfortunate gunman.

A father sits in the spare room in the tiny flat he shares with his wife, and cholic cursed newborn son, trying to write. But the crying never stops. His wife sits on the lounge, goon bag in hand, drunk. Always drunk.

One night he takes his baby boy for a walk through the dying neighbourhood to the corner shop, where an unfortunate gunman makes his appearance.


Suspense Magazine, April 2011 edition: “The Surgeon”

Awaking from a coma, Dean finds himself in a living nightmare.

He is weak, disorientated, and he can’t remember anything. But there is something about the doctor; the blood splattered surgeon that seems horribly familiar…

Exploring the madness of a desperate man, “The Surgeon” is a dark, award winning horror by Sam Stephens.


Both “Daddy” and “The Surgeon” won 1st plasce in Australian Literature Review awards, and “The Surgeon” was listed in the Top Ten short stories for 2010 by Suspense Magazine.


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