Category Archives: Short stories

Artist Date

When I ask my inner artist on a date to Carriageworks to see Francesco Clemente’s exhibition Encampment, my critic says dryly, ‘How imaginative! Taking your artist to an art space.’ Does my critic ever wonder why I never invite her? I plan it carefully. I’ve … Continue reading

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What is Microlit?

Short shorts/ microlit/ flash fiction/ microfiction/ very short stories, by any other name would be as… umm… short. The deadline for the national Newcastle Writers’ Festival/Joanne Burns Award 2016 is gaining on us – 31st August. See details here. That might … Continue reading

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Sydney Writers’ Festival here we come

Well, dear Reader, I won the Microlit competition! The video presentations of each story were amazing! For me they opened up a whole new range of possibilities for text in multimedia. The words were part of a bigger work of art … Continue reading

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ABC Open 500 Word Project

ABC Open publishes and broadcasts stories created by regional Australians. I’ve read some wonderful stories online. All contributions feature on the website, and selected stories also appear across ABC TV, Radio and Online. Each month a new topic is chosen for … Continue reading

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In Your Wake by Anna Lundmark

Sometimes you come across a short story that is so well-crafted, so packed with emotion, so brilliantly layered, and so creatively imagined it haunts you. Anna Lundmark’s astonishingly short 500 word story, In Your Wake, in the 2015 Grieve anthology … Continue reading

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Readings of Place

In Writers in Action, David Malouf says we learn about dimensions and space from our first readings of the place in which we grow up, and we go on to apply that to whatever else we look at. One part … 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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Newcastle Herald Short Story Competition

THE Newcastle Herald is inviting writers from across the Hunter to enter its third annual short story competition. The twenty-five shortlisted stories will be published in the Herald from December 26 to January 23. Stories must be inspired by one … 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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“The Blog Hop” & “My Writing Process Q & A Tour”

Marg from Marg’s Slices of Life passed The Blog Hop onto me. While I was thinking about the questions she sent, Joanna and Ron from The Lazuli Portals nominated me for My Writing Process Q & A Tour. As the … Continue reading

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