New writing

Okay, not always new. But probably writing.

Flash fiction

What do you call writing that’s neither fact nor fiction, and over in a flash? Flash faction, of course! Ehm, well … whatever the terminology (microfiction, sudden fiction, prose poetry), it’s a set of genres I’ve tinkered with on and off over the years.

An image of a barn on a hilltop
Photo by Markus Petritz on Unsplash.


Every now and then I post a new poem here … but not as often as I’d like. And there’s probably a very good reason for that.

The Kenrokuen gardens in Kanazawa, Japan, as seen through the eyes of Davey Dreamnation.
Kenrokuen gardens, Kanazawa, Japan. Check out more images from this trip.

On writing

Davey Dreamnation has always been home for writhing, but it’s also a place where you can read some pretty untold writing on writing. Here’s just a few examples.

A view of Farstaviken
A view of Farstaviken, a small bay just outside Gustavsberg, Sweden, and the subject of the poem Toxic Gulf.

On travel

I’ve been lucky enough to travel to some pretty interesting destinations over the course of my life so far. Read about some of the more memorable places we’ve visited.

An abandoned beach pavilion on the Dutch Waddenzee island of Schiermonikoog
An abandoned beach pavilion on the Waddenzee island of Schiermonikoog.

On music

Come and explore the late 1980s and early 1990s on DDN-808AM … where shuffly beats, baggy trousers and fey looks are provided, plus complimentary NME.

A screenshot montage of the history of Cordite Poetry Review
A screenshot montage of the history of Cordite Poetry Review. Read more about my time as an editor of the journal.


Tech is not my forte, but I’m a world expert at changing WordPress themes. Read more about this burning issue, as well as the day-to-day minutiae of my life as a literary badass, on my blog.

An image from my 2005 project ‘Imaginary Cities: PC Bang’, taken in Seoul, Republic of Korea. Read more about my obsession with Korean gaming rooms.

David Prater is an Australian-born freelance parent, writer and editor now living and working in Stockholm, Sweden.

Davey Dreamnation—the website—appeared in 2002 at the height of the Blogger era and has since been through many reincarnations.

Now living ‘in the third person’, Davey Dreamnation is/was a musician, pirate and record-label owner.

Davey Dreamnation, pictured in 2011.
A rare image of Davey Dreamnation, taken in 2011. No sea monkeys were harmed during this photoshoot.

About the author

David Prater is an Australian-born writer, editor and parent. His interests include mince pies, ice hockey and Joy Division.

View his full biography.