Holding Words, Celebrating Success

It's Makuru season in my patch of Western Australia, as described by our Indigenous custodians, the Bindjareb Noongar. Makuru is the time of 'first rains', aka winter! It's cold and wet, and I apologise for missing a post last week--I took a much-needed break to reset my brain. I've been doing too much without reward … Continue reading Holding Words, Celebrating Success

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