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13
Jun

Joiner Bay and other Stories - 'Of the Water' by Joanna Morrison

Joiner Bay and other Stories - 'Of the Water' by Joanna Morrison

I’m standing cold in the sand, trying to see Rottnest Island through the sky’s swathes of grey. My face is slick with tears that taste of you. No-one can tell me why the intensity of my grief—the savagery of it, the way it has me by the throat—isn’t enough to...

25
May

Joiner Bay and other stories - 'Treacle Eyes' (extract) by Judyth Emanuel

Joiner Bay and other stories - 'Treacle Eyes' (extract) by Judyth Emanuel

Sometimes we lay us down. Twofold not much apart. Laid in the shade on the front lawn. Blowed dandelions. Knees warm bent. Summer day. This smell of damp grass. Must have rained before. Not heavy. Just dewdrops sprinkled. Jani sat in the sunny place. Jani a bit tipsy from cheap burgundy.

23
May

Interview with Else Fitzgerald

Interview with Else Fitzgerald

Your story ‘Sheen’, begins Joiner Bay and other stories, and, in some respects, sets the tone for what’s to come in the collection. How did you approach the story from conception through to completion? Were there certain challenges in its execution, or did it come to you near fully-formed? That’s...

18
May

Joiner Bay and other stories - Ellen Van Neerven

Joiner Bay and other stories - Ellen Van Neerven

This year's Margaret River Short Story Competition anthology was edited by Ellen Van Neerven, author of her debut collection Heat and Light, and poetry collection Comfort Food. Ellen is quiet and contemplative in person but on the page, unique worlds come to life and flawed, believable characters face their fear.

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