Category Archives: New Writing

the end of the garden

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I’m chuffed to have my short story, “The End of the Garden” in Review of Australian Fiction 19:4. The story was inspired by Sarah Blasko’s album What the Sea Wants, the Sea Will Have, during a week on the far south … Continue reading

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Chasing rainbows

I’ve wasted a lot of time chasing rainbows. Turns out, they come to you. I drive up to Baroon Pocket Dam, on the Blackall Range, with the modest hope of a bushwalk and a few photo opportunities. I park in the picnic area, and before I even get … Continue reading

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Lifted

      for those double rainbow days In the mornings, the sun caught the coloured panes in a splintering rainbow while she played. Each note found a corresponding shade, dancing and darting up the pillars and away into the day. On … Continue reading

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Shallow Crossing

The flash and gleam of light, the plop and bubble of others, below – the constant play of a world within a world that knows its own secret. Continue reading

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Protected: In the Wake of the Raftsmen

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7 Feb – QWC Whispers Salon: A New Day

On Saturday, February 7, I’ll be taking part in the Queensland Writers Centre’s February Whispers event, ‘A New Day’.The salon will feature readings from Emerging creative non-fiction writer Warren Ward and poet and short fiction writer Carmen Leigh Keates, followed … Continue reading

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In the Wake of the Raftsmen

A short story of mine, In the Wake of the Raftsmen’, appears in the current volume of the Review of Australian Fiction. I’m featured alongside Mary-Rose MacColl, which is a huge honour. You can click on the link at the bottom of … Continue reading

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The Next Big Thing – I answer ten questions

  The Next Big Thing is a blog chain where writers answer ten questions about their writing, then tag other writers to do the same. I was tagged by Lisa Walker, the fabulous author of the funny yet heartwarming Sex, … Continue reading

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Rupetta lives

    Nike Sulway’s wonderful novel, Rupetta, about a partly mechanical woman who lives four hundred years, hits the stands next month, published by Tartarus Press, in the UK. If you don’t know Tartarus, they publish beautifully bound books in the … Continue reading

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Quince

Hippmenes caught the bear-suckled huntress, Atalanta, in a footrace and marriage by throwing her three quinces to slow her down Continue reading

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