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Soft Feather Dance

by on Sep 2, 2014 in Short Fiction | 0 comments

2250 Words The movie ended. The crowd left. The show was over. Popcorn and stale toast crunched underfoot. Laughter. Falling feathers from a purple and silver boa. Water pistols squirted to the last of their reservoirs; nipples tucked back under corsets; glittering hats removed, balance...

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Falling Leaves

by on May 6, 2014 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

Aurealis Award nominee for Best Short Story, 2015 5200 Words Charlotte and Nessa met in Year Eight of Narrabri High School. Charlotte’s family were licensed refugees from the burning lands and the flooded coast, not quite landed, but a step apart from refugees that didn’t have dog tags....

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Mermaid’s Hook

by on Mar 5, 2013 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

by Liz Argall She caught treasures from the ship with her sisters; dangerous, exotic objects that plummeted through the water. Metal not yet rusted; fractured glass and timbers not yet smoothed by the sea; woven filaments as delicate as jellyfish, and as treacherous. Curiosities from the...

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Casanova Clay

by on Oct 2, 2012 in Poetry | 0 comments

by Liz Argall   I   Casanova Clay is the loneliest Golem in the world. Every day he takes a fresh baked heart from the kiln. Every day the heat has shattered it. Casanova kneads his hearts for hours, trying to push out every air bubble, every flaw. But the results are always...

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