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
The sky left new treasure for Devon last night. She's up at dawn, running past Mum’s slumped form at the kitchen table. Her nose wrinkles; she turns away and calls old Toby to “Follow me, lazybones!” Out the back door, its springs thump right on Toby’s nose. “Oops! Sorry, boy.”She opens it for him, then … Continue reading Junk
It's official! My newest short story, "Coffee, Red" was published last week in Melbourne's Curiouser Magazine. I make bargains every moment of my life. Eyes bargain with light for an acceptable version of reality, asking my conscious mind to ignore the waiting shadows. Lungs bargain with air for the necessary oxygen to function, forgetting that … Continue reading Coffee, Red
I've a review for you this week. I've just finished re-reading Collisions, a 'fictions of the future' anthology from Australian Indigenous writers and Writers of Colour, published in 2020 by Pantera Press in partnership with LIMINAL magazine. Consisting of the inaugural LIMINAL Fiction Prize longlist, Collisions is a collection of short stories from diverse voices, … Continue reading Collisions: Review
I thought I met a dog todaywith manky paws and fur astraywith black bead eyes and lolling tonguehe came up like I was someonehe came up like he wished to talkand wagged his tail and gave a squawkI jumped and said you’re not a birdare you? although that was absurd,and dog said meow and then … Continue reading Who’ll Come Waltzing?