New (Free) Published Short: Insurrection (aka Don’t Fuck with the Fat Man)

Insurrection Snowy Mountain Style
(aka don’t fuck with the fat man)


Happy Christmas in July!(Just)

When Santa’s elves revolt, it’s up to one person to stop it – the motherfucking fat man himself! Celebrate Christmas in July in typical LegumeMan fashion – with gratuitous blood!

GNBraun was raised in Melbourne’s gritty Western Suburbs and is a trained nurse currently studying to work in the social services. He writes fiction untied to any genre, and is the author of Boneyard Smack, Bubba wants YOU, Insurrection and Santa Akbar (Tasmaniac Publications Dec. 2010)! Longer works are forthcoming, but he can only write so fast. Visit his blog and homepage at for free fiction and latest updates

Download Insurrection for FREE here. (or click on the cover above)

Feel like writing something? Try here…

These are some examples of the writing available at the facebook page The Art of Words (the first was inspired by a headline posted at the forum, the second inspired by the image of the light globe, also posted at the forum).
This group caters for the writer in all of us, amateurs and professionals alike. Join, read, write, enjoy!
Also, there is a forum independent to Facebook, found HERE, that covers both The Art of Words and it’s sister site, Art to Art, which caters for the visual artist.


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All that remained of the entire shemozzle were a few capuchin monkeys staggering around dressed like bell-hops and two sneaky looking chimps huddled together in a corner and feeling decidedly anarchic.
It was never discovered just which bright spark thought of having two warring clans of organ-grinders appear in the same village on the same day, but it wasn’t one of the best ideas of the decade.
It all began quite grandly, as these things often do, but quickly degenerated into a mass of fisticuffs, bleeding men, flying teeth and squealing monkeys/apes. The chimps rushed to gang up on their smaller cousins, and the humans involved fell before the ferocity of their simian counterparts.
In the end, the only winners were the undertakers, who danced all the way to the bank.


George looked carefully through the microscope, studying the mote-sized organisms.
“Scurry around, my pets. The only meaning you have is my intent and desire.”
Flicking the switch, he reconnected the tiny terrarium to the mains power supply.
Lights flared as current thrummed through the system again.
Life went on inside the terrarium; billions of people, going about their daily lives, unknowing of the fact they were, in the end, only a biological power supply.

Links above for the independent forum.
Search on Facebook for The Art of Words and/or Art to Art.
Great sites, all of them.
Check them out…


Gina Ranalli, author of bizarro classics such as Chemical Gardens, Suicide Girls in the Afterlife, 13 Thorns, Wall of Kiss, Motherpuncher and Sky Tongues, and the horror/bizarro titles House of Fallen Trees and the forthcoming Praise the Dead, has an upcoming live chat at Legumeman Forums (in the chat room), so be sure to join up to join in.


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Ditmar nominations closed…

The nomination period for the Ditmar awards is now closed.
The shortlist should be announced in August sometime.

Good luck to fellow author Shane Jiraiya Cummings and author/illustrator Andrew J. McKiernan, as well as anyone else I know but am unaware of their eligibility.
When the shortlist is unveiled, I encourage all of you who are eligible to vote for your favourites.

In a previous post, I included links to works I thought were worthy of nomination, but as the nomination period has ended those links have now been disabled.

The link to my short story Boneyard Smack is still active.
Click on the image below to download.

‘A great start from this promising author. A gritty tale that will give readers a sample of what Braun is capable of. Keep your eyes peeled, it’s only going to get better.’
4 of 5 stars Scott Tyson
~ Author of Dear Santa (Festive Fear 2)
‘Short, nasty and scarily realistic!’
4 of 5 stars Trost
~ Author of Hoffman’s Creeper and The Legend of Redback Jack

‘Braun gives us 2 minutes trapped in the mind of a junkie trying to get a fix…a short, sharp shock. Nothing scarier than real life.’
4 of 5 stars Daniel I. Russell
~ Author of Samhane, Fluffs and Shutterbug

‘Who is this fuckhead, and what’s this shit he calls writing?’
didn't like itit was okliked itreally liked itit was amazing Colonel Glipshitz
~ Author of We, the Moral Minority and Beatnix Under the Bed

Matthew Revert … “GN Braun: many who like killing themselves like this.”
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ANNOUNCEMENT: Festive Fear 2 up for pre-order…

is now up for pre-order!

The fear returns and this time its worldwide!

Original stories from:

Christopher Conlon
Paul Kane
B. Michael Radburn
Scott Tyson
Matthew R Davis
Daniel I Russell
Lee Thompson
Steve Cameron
Tim Curran
Ellen Shaw & Wayne C Rogers
Adrian Chamberlin
Alison J Littlewood
Tom Piccirilli

Cover art by Daniele Serra
Internal illustrations by Andrew J. McKiernan

Limited to only 200 copies.

Released this December. Pre-order from Tasmaniac NOW.

Order from Tasmaniac, Horror Mall & Jeff ‘n’ Joys.

Don’t be a idiot – get it!

The Nightmare Ball…let your darkest visions free…

AHWA's  Nightmare Ball



The Australian Horror Writers Association invites you to pursue your wildest dreams and face your deepest fears in the best possible way: behind a mask!

Come as your favourite horror/SpecFic themed character.

Dress is formal / nightmare. Prizes will be awarded for Best Mask and Best Ball Ensemble.

Join us for a night of elegant diversion, misdirected passion and perhaps a little conspiracy.


Confirmed guests include: Ellen Datlow, multiple award-winning editor of the Year’s Best Fantasy & Horror series; Rocky Wood, Chairman of the international Horror Writers Association Board; and Richard Harland, author of the best-selling Worldshaker.

Award-winning Australian artist Shane Ryan will contribute his dark art to the Ball’s ambiance.


-Diverse refreshments (yes, this means alcohol)

-Door prize + prizes for the Best Mask and Best Ball Ensemble

-Dance Floor and & DJ, spinning the darkest hits of the 80’s and 90’s

-A nightmare-themed ballroom

Authors, editors, agents, publishers, reviewers & international guests!

Date: Friday, 3rd September 2010

Time: 9 pm to 12 Midnight

Place: The Banquet Hall (Room 201) at the Melbourne Convention Centre in conjunction with Aussiecon 4, the 68th World Science Fiction Convention.

This event is open to all. You do not have to be a member of the AHWA or Aussiecon 4 to attend.


AU$30.00 for Members of the AHWA and their spouses.

AU$30.00 for members of Aussiecon 4

AU$40.00 for non-members AND AT THE DOOR


Please note: prices in the shop are in US dollars.

Again, dress is formal/nightmare.
Prizes will be awarded for Best Mask and Best Ball Ensemble.
There is also a door prize. Our generous donors include Stone, Fire and Water (the gargoyle specialists), Tasmaniac Publications, The Theatre of Blood and Brimstone Press.

Come along, join us.
Let it all hang out; scars, humps and everything else you’re ashamed to be proud of…

*BONUS: Also held during the same period :
The Melbourne Writers Festival

Melbourne Writers Festival is the city’s premier literary festival featuring over 300 writers from around the world. Literary banquets, debates, readings, performances, film screenings and workshops are just some of the events you’ll enjoy at this year’s festival. In Melbourne from 27 August to 5 September 2010.

Combine your literary orgasms for double the pleasure*…
*Use protection at all times (aka if its not on, its not on!)

If it can’t be tamed,