Mel Murphy
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Mel Murphy

Mel Murphy was born in California and grew up in rural Nevada. She has lived in and traveled most of the American southwest as well as: London, England, Sydney, Australia, and the Pacific Northwest. Former day jobs include: wildland firefighter, janitor, technical writer, seasonal postal carrier, and newspaper reporter.

PRAISE: "The stories in WEST OF YOU are at once deeply personal yet universal. The tales cut across genres. The cast of characters includes a transvestite Native American boy, an abused girl evolving into a serial killer, average folks trapped in a dystopian future, and a rancher facing monsters in a roadside canyon. Her prose often pulls the reader into worlds very far away, but inside us all." -- Frank Mullen Jr., author "The Donner Party Chronicles"

THE WAR WITH CANADA was selected by Patrick Gale and published in the "The Bridport Prize 2012: the Winners" (http://www.bridportprize.org.uk/) also available on Amazon.

Her short stories SOME DEMON and LAND OF NOD were published in "Subtopian Selected Stories Volume 2", by Trevor Richardson, available on Amazon.

LOVE YOU LONG TIME was published online in The Los Angeles Review of Los Angeles, Issue No. 7 in June 2014 (http://www.robindunn.com/issues.html) and was also short listed by the Bridport Prize (UK) in 2010 and Fish Publishing (IRE) in 2011.

GATOR COUNTRY was previously published in Black Matrix Publishing's "Encounters Magazine" in June 2010. (http://www.blackmatrixpub.com)

Her stories have appeared in Subtopian.com, RedFez.net, and The Legendary (aka Downdirtyword.com), among others.

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    • Love You Long Time

    • By: Mel Murphy
    • Narrated by: Ben Dawson, Catie Taaffe
    • Length: 10 mins
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    A brother and sister have a heated debate about romantic love, why people marry, and cross-cultural relationships....

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    • As satire it works!

    • By Beta-unit969 on 05-04-17

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    • Brave Sucker

    • A Short Story
    • By: Mel Murphy
    • Narrated by: John Tambascio
    • Length: 31 mins
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    A young Native American transvestite navigates the margins of hate in a small desert town in the 1980s....

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    • Object of Desire

    • By: Mel Murphy
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    A basement-dwelling computer gamer meets the super model of his dreams and confronts his own bigotries and social limitations....

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    • The War with Canada

    • By: Mel Murphy
    • Narrated by: Virginia Pettis
    • Length: 26 mins
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    A young woman recounts her love/hate relationship with her attractive Canadian cousin....

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    • Laugh out loud funny

    • By Beta-unit969 on 05-11-17

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    • Gator Country

    • By: Mel Murphy
    • Narrated by: John Tambascio
    • Length: 34 mins
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    A modern-day Canadian cowboy encounters other-worldly monsters near the Yellowhead Highway in remote Alberta....

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    • Well done

    • By Beta-unit969 on 01-28-17

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    • Land of Nod

    • A Short Story
    • By: Mel Murphy
    • Narrated by: Phil Martin
    • Length: 35 mins
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    In a dystopian America 50 years from now, a battle-weary enforcer for a domestic terrorist cell trying to overthrow the ruling class questions his faith in the cause....

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    • Step it up Phil

    • By Beta-unit969 on 05-05-17

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    • Those Little Deaths

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    A teenage girl struggles to survive coming of age in an abusive home in the rural American West. Niki is a 14-year-old girl with a horrific secret and a bottomless rage threatening to destroy her....

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    • Some Demon

    • By: Mel Murphy
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    A quadriplegic woman gets help from a supernatural being to free her from the grip of her neglectful relatives....

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