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And We’ll Throw Your Ashes To The Wind

Hello, world. I’m briefly sneaking out from my virus-smothering blankets (yep, that virus) to say so-long to October. And cheer a little for my newest published short story. And We’ll Throw Your Ashes to the Wind is a post-apocalyptic story of a mother and child, journeying across their West Australian landscape to the ocean, following … Continue reading And We’ll Throw Your Ashes To The Wind

New publication: Infinity

It is Saturday night at the end-of-year dance... In my latest published flash fiction piece, teen protagonists Misha and Giselle glide, explode and traverse a wonder of alternate universes. What will become of them after their first kiss? Will it even occur in the first place? Find out by reading for free at the online … Continue reading New publication: Infinity

In The Heart of Trees

The clearest way into the Universe is through a forest wilderness. John Muir Hilltop Road, Walpole. CC-BY-ND-2.0 Emma Gill Last week I went to Walpole, Western Australia, to the Valley of the Giants. Known for the world’s largest-girth living eucalypts, the red tingle trees, I spent several days among the forest and coastline of this … Continue reading In The Heart of Trees

The Courage to Share

Mental Health in Young Adult Fiction and Life Guest Blog Postby Rebecca Laffar-Smith~ This October, YA science fiction and fantasy author Rebecca Laffar-Smith will be touring libraries in Western Australia to help raise awareness of youth mental health crises. Today she joins us via a guest blog post. Welcome, Rebecca! ~ First, I want to … Continue reading The Courage to Share

Instructions For Julianne, Upon My Death

Julianne, go hometake your dusty shoveland hollow three stepswindward of our treeits boughs bent, unripe fruitdangled over muddy riverroots snagging, thorns bloody with testament to youth's tangled hands stained pockets, thosewild dreamstake your shovel and digand digging, growsteep graves of dry dirtbeneath the rumbling thundertesting lesser courageyet let no rain prevent youpiling soil, peeling timewhile … Continue reading Instructions For Julianne, Upon My Death