Australian Fibber, Fabricator, Teller-of-Tall-Tales

Cage Dunn lives in Adelaide, South Australia.

She was born in the wide-open spaces of Western Australia, qualified with BA Comm (Professional & Creative Writing) and Grad. Dip. Computing; worked in so many jobs the list goes on for pages. And pages. Anyone would think Cage was a nomad.

Who is Cage Dunn: a storyteller, a dreamer, an imaginer. Always learning, always observing. All those life experiences need a story.

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I knew I was a storyteller ….

When I was a child
A very young child
I had many siblings
Some were afraid of the dark
Some liked to listen to the dreams of far, far away
All liked to know
Someone was there
To make the darkness into light
Make the monsters be friendly
Give them dreams of a tomorrow
Where they could be wise
Or wealthy
Or famous
I would tell them the stories
Make them up
Take the stories of other people
Make them our own
Whisper them quietly
Speak them loudly
Sing them badly
I did not write these stories down
But I was the storyteller
And they will tell you
Of their very own teller-of-tall-tales.


Blackened Rose, Contemporary Speculative Neo Noir (crime) set in Melbourne, Australia
The Call to Magic: Novitiate, Dark Urban Fantasy/Horror
Herja, Devastation, Poetry & Prose, co-authored with Frank Prem
Diaballein, Horror, Dark Urban Fantasy
Seeking, Short stories
Not On The Cards Urban Fantasy, Light Sci-fi, Contemporary, Arcane


Nikky Lee
Don Massenzio

Received a mention in Barry Dwyer’s book, Systems Analysis and Synthesis – for people who enjoy the challenge, who want to understand what it (‘it’ being business analysis, systems analysis, and putting it all together) means and what it can do.


The Bunch of Retirees:

— Most were retired because they’re YA, and I’ve turned my focus to the dark side of life, the hidden zones, and the ones who live in those places …

The Old Woman & the Mad Horse. Now retired.
Who Will Rule Magic: Kraken, Dragon Cat vs Kangaroo, Cockatoo, Crocodile. Now retiredmostly.
Fears, two short stories that were free at Smashwords. Now retired.
Purpose – a Journey of Short Stories. Sci-Fi. Now retired.
Picquet, Fantasy, light Sci-Fi. Now retired.
Agoness, YA Fantasy. Now retired.
Equine Neophyte of the Blood Desert, YA Fantasy. Now retired.
Dogs N Cats N Us,  A themed anthology with five authors. Now retired.
Stories in Shorts, Anthology of super-shorts with five authors. Now retired.
Spec’s of a Dark Nature –  A Triptych: 3 vol’s themed shorts. Now retired.
The Narrung Sagas – The Journey of Shadow. YA Fantasy. Now retired.
Unknown Sins – YA science Fiction with a tickle of romance. Now retired.
The Blood List – Neo-noir, psych horror, fear. Now retired.
The Third Moment – Update: permissions too hard to get – Now retired.