Posts Tagged "fiction"

Cape to Cairo

by on Jun 3, 2014 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

3350 Words Of all the things Alice is good at, she is the best at leaving. Jobs, lovers, apartments, things when they get difficult. There is not enough time in life, she thinks, for living and for trying to fix things that can’t be fixed. Now she is in Arusha, in Tanzania, in the...

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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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Paperclips and Memories and Things That Won’t Be Missed

by on May 6, 2014 in Short Fiction | 3 comments

750 Words The ghost in my attic is Margaret, but she lets me call her Margie. She was seventy–six years old when she died, and now that she’s a ghost she sits in her rocking chair day and night, holding a tiny baby in her arms. The baby rarely moves and almost never cries. His name is...

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The End of the World in Five Dates

by on Mar 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 2 comments

3800 Words I: May 21, 2011 (according to Harold Camping) Robin called it an apartment, but it was really part of an old carpet factory in the Junction: an echoing space where one of the looms used to be, furnished with a broken church pew, two wheelchairs, and the bench seat from a...

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To Increase His Wondrous Greatnesse More

by on Mar 4, 2014 in Short Fiction | 1 comment

3000 Words The maiden and the dragon met on the night of the new moon, when the darkness would be deepest and the virtuous would be inside and afraid. They met on a high moor, lonely enough to be suitable for the conference, and the wind howled and cried and pulled at the maiden’s long...

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