Shards is here!


2009 has been pretty good for me, publishing wise. First there was “The Cutting Room” reprinted in Australian Dark Fantasy & Horror Volume Three (pictured on the right), then “Chasing Jormungand” in ASIM and co-editing Midnight Echo #2 (pictured left).

Now, afte three years of development, Shards is finally real!

“With Shards, author Shane Jiraiya Cummings and artist Andrew J. McKiernan take us on a guided tour of the darkest backroads of the imagination. It is wonderfully moody and creepy.”
– Jonathan Maberry, Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Patient Zero.

“Shane Jiraiya Cummings with Shards shows he is not only a master of the flash fiction style of writing but has pretty much written the definitive statement on how it should work. The collection is a strong statement on the validity of an internet-driven writing style and is a must have for any collector of Australian Dark Fiction.”
– Jeff Ritchie, ScaryMinds

“Cummings’ work possesses a Stephen King-like quality, creating rich and colourful characters in a handful of words… Well worth the read.”
– Mark Smith-Briggs, HorrorScope

Come get some!



  1. David Conyers says:

    That's great news!

  2. paulhaines says:

    good shit, my man!

  3. Craig Bezant says:

    Well done, Shane, it's finally here! Can't wait to grab myself a copy.

  4. Andrew McKiernan says:

    Yay!! Keeping my eye on the mail box!

  5. Andrew McKiernan says:

    And, by the slimy tentacles of Cthulhu, hasn't it been a long and strange trip from start to finish?

  6. Anonymous says:

    Congratulations Shane & Andrew. It's a lovely production that you should be very proud of. Looks good on my groaning bookshelves too…

    Cheers, Nathan.

  7. Lee Battersby... says:

    Congratulations, Shane. I wish you every success with the book.

  8. Trost says:

    Congrats! Looking forward to it.