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Strange things happen in The Gulp. The residents have grown used to it.  

The isolated Australian harbour town of Gulpepper is not like other places. Some maps don’t even show it. And only outsiders use the full name. Everyone who lives there calls it The Gulp. The place has a habit of swallowing people.  

A truck driver thinks the stories about The Gulp are made up to scare him. Until he gets there. 

Teenage siblings try to cover up the death of their mother, but their plans go drastically awry. 

A rock band invite four backpackers to a party at their house, where things get dangerously out of hand. 

A young man loses a drug shipment and his boss gives him 48 hours to make good on his mistake. 

Under the blinking eye of the old lighthouse, a rock fisher makes the strangest catch of his life.  

Five novellas. Five descents into darkness. Welcome to The Gulp, where nothing is as it seems.

About The Author

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Alan Baxter is a British-Australian multi-award-winning author of horror, supernatural thrillers, and dark fantasy. He’s also a martial arts expert, a whisky-soaked swear monkey, and dog lover. 

He creates dark, weird stories among dairy paddocks on the beautiful south coast of NSW, Australia, where he lives with his wife, son, hound and other creatures. 

The author of more than twenty books including novels, novellas, and two short story collections, so far, you can find him online at or find him on Twitter @AlanBaxter and Facebook. Feel free to tell him what you think. About anything.

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