New Publication: In the Riverlands, Drowning

Failure brought me here. Following—and failing to verify—bunyip sightings along the Murray, I reached the Coorong coast under a storm-heavy sky that bogged my truck and near-fouled half my equipment. Funds dwindling, I retreated to the highlands south of Sydney. But water management in the Riverlands had disrupted, nay, destroyed the potential habitat, along with … Continue reading New Publication: In the Riverlands, Drowning

Where The Weird Things Are: Cover Reveal

Things are getting strange around here. Where the Weird Things Are - a travel guide to the freaky and fantastic of Australia and Aotearoa now has a gorgeous, spooky cover and a release date: 25th May! I can't wait for you all to read about Nessie and her alternate world, set here in my backyard … Continue reading Where The Weird Things Are: Cover Reveal

Apron

the pocket is dark,crumby.in here lie ancient cakes, forgotten cookies,bread rolls, birthday icing. the never-washed linen, pouch ofmemories, of years laughter lovetight around my neck,broken tie restretched,resewn again.first knots made, later undone'round your expanded middle,sunken it carriedme in sagging pocket,a joey licking spoonswith floured sticky sugar smiles.and laterI adopt the ties,and stiff with age andancient … Continue reading Apron

Child’s Play

Wendy caught Jesse in the garden, snail in his mouth. Its shell splintered like soiled wrapping paper, gleaming wetness sliding forth when she pried his lips apart. “It’s got to stop,” she told his mother. Last week it was a worm; on Monday a pile of tight-balled slaters. “We thought he’d choke.” His mother nodded, … Continue reading Child’s Play

New Publication in Etherea Magazine

...I’ve warded off the Hexham Greys before, insects that drill through skin in hobnailed boots (which I, alas, could not prove yet felt for certain), and I am no longer affected by a mediocre bite. I give an Aussie wave nonetheless, swatting them aside.Blackwood Valley Guardian, Emma Louise Gill A new month, a new story … Continue reading New Publication in Etherea Magazine