In Praise of Libraries

January, 2010. A British backpacker stepped off a tall ship in Campbell’s Cove, fresh from sailing tourists around Sydney harbour. Barefoot, wearing the full pirate attire of her new job, she set off through city streets to the NSW State Library, clutching a letter with her new ‘address’ (care of the ship’s owner), intent on … Continue reading In Praise of Libraries

New publication: Weathering

I'm so excited! Today is release day for Where the Weird Things Are: a travel guide to the freaky and fantastic of Australia and Aotearoa. https://twitter.com/DeadsetP/status/1527521004620197893?s=20&t=kDXkHlwmw_gOYxZPfTur1g Chock-filled with the promised freaky and fantastic, this speculative fiction anthology features the work of fourteen authors from Australia and Aotearoa (New Zealand), myself included. I'm incredibly humbled and … Continue reading New publication: Weathering

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

New Publication: A Mother’s Love

I heft my burden, remembering the days when he toddled so smoothly by my side. We’d have giggled in this storm, watched from protective windows, and eviscerated puddles in the morning’s rays. Now, I drag him through the rain.Such is the turning of time.Emma Louise Gill , "A Mother's Love" Sunday 8th May 2022. A … Continue reading New Publication: A Mother’s Love

Aphis’s Gambit

This week saw my story, “Aphis’s Gambit”, published at The Piker Press, an online weekly journal of arts, science, fiction, and non-fiction. Aphis’s Gambit started life as a short story competition entry for the theme, “Today was finally the day…”. I will be forever grateful to my writing friends who saw its initial promise and … Continue reading Aphis’s Gambit