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Inspirations: Weaponising the Cuddle Chemical

Oxytocin is a hormone that induces trust. It is one of the maguffins in my short story, Spookmoth. Oxytocin is involved in the bonding between intimate partners and larger collaborative groups. Increased group loyalty can be at the expense of

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Giveaway: Spookmoth

The kindle edition of Spookmoth can be downloaded for free from Amazon until Saturday: US UK DE FR ES IT NL JP BR CA MX AU IN Industrial spying was never one of Carl McTeague’s aspirations but with the Pacific

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The news is slightly belated, but Spookmoth was published in the inaugural issue of Wicked Words Quarterly  back in June. Many thanks to the editor, Stephen Baird, and here’s hoping that issue marks the birth of a venerable publication. There’s a

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