Category Archives: fiction

Big Journey of a Little Fiction

Who would have believed that one little 200 word story could travel so far? Other stories I’ve had published, 20 times as big, live in the dark pages on my bookshelf after their five minutes in the spotlight. ‘Koi’ keeps … Continue reading

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THE NWF/JOANNE BURNS AWARD 2016

It’s time again for the Microlit Award jointly-sponsored by the Newcastle Writers Festival and Spineless Wonders. Finalists in 2015 saw their work made into visual presentations. Very exciting! Check out my winning story under ‘videos’ here. In 2016 finalists will be considered for … Continue reading

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Fiction & Compassion

  In a large regional town like any other large regional town in Australia lives a woman in her 60s. One of those battlers – you know them, the people who life has kicked around a bit but they get … Continue reading

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Living a Dream – Day 19

If you’re living a dream, is it supposed to storm? With no lightning, just thunder that goes on for so long you wonder if Thor’s record got stuck? And rain clouds you’ve been keeping an eye on sneak down off … Continue reading

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Sydney Writers’ Festival 2015 – On Home and Exile

It’s pouring. We wait outside the Philharmonic Studio on the wharf for the session On Exile and Home where an organiser pokes the bulge full of water in the canvas roof and a waterfall cascades over the edge. The water … Continue reading

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Literary journal OVERLAND wants your fiction

Progressive and respected literary journal Overland wants fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition. WE WANT YOUR FICTON By Editorial team 22.Apr.15 Overland is seeking fiction from new and emerging writers for a special online edition … Continue reading

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All is Not Well on the Australian Literary Front

Last Monday the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards Fiction Prize was split between Richard Flanagan for The Narrow Road to the Deep North and Steven Carroll for A World of Other People. When Richard Flanagan gave the $40,000 prize money he … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers – 12 December 2014

It’s Friday Fictioneers time and it’s good to have time this week to play. Check out the blog run admirably by Rochelle Wiseoff-Field to learn all you need to know about Friday Fictioneers. From there you can link to the … Continue reading

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Friday Fictioneers – 24 October

It’s Friday Fictioneers time and it’s good to have time this week to play. Check out the blog run admirably by Rochelle Wiseoff-Field to learn all you need to know about Friday Fictioneers. From there you can link to the … Continue reading

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Richard Flanagan on his Man Booker winner

Breaking News: Richard Flanagan won the 2014 Man Booker with his novel The Narrow Road to the Deep North. This morning I listened to his interview with Guardian Books. The first thing that struck me was here was someone who … Continue reading

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