Genres

Book Review—What’s Your Pronoun?: Beyond He & She by Dennis Baron

by Ferris Knight   ‘The fact that gender-neutral and nonbinary pronouns are invented over and over again, often by people completely...

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Promises by Ian Reid

Ian Reid   PROMISES   He was no longer sure of his whereabouts. He felt not only out of place, but also dislodged from the...

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Dancing with Arthur

by Vashti Farrer   They had swept Mother under their sideboard minds. Like dust. ‘She seemed quite happy when we left her and the...

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Our Lingua Franca

by Eden Young.   There are roughly 6500 languages in the world today. Despite being a third-generation immigrant, I am fluent in only...

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My Old Man

by Jack Hutchinson   From time to time I miss my old man. But missing is just memory and memories are a funny thing. I mean, they’re...

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Nom de Guerre

by Shannon Blake   It was too late to stow the typewriter and the photographs away. I could hear Keith stomping on the veranda,...

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Book Review—Danged Black Thing by Eugen Bacon

by Nicolas Brasch Eugen Bacon is a critical voice in Australian literature, one that probes and prods, questions and enlightens. She is an...

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Down the Rocky Road

by Malina Douglas   Cara felt tense. She had never done this, yet a need she could not completely explain had driven her to it. The...

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Augustine Manor

by Daniela Abriola   Betty Mullan­—Monday, June 28th 2021 I hadn’t known my Great Uncle Douglas, but apparently, he thought I was...

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Reflections from the Upper Window By Radhiya Fanham

by Radhiya Fanham   ‘Do not mention it, my dear Eliza. it would give me immense satisfaction if I could make myself of use to...

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Absence by Jahin Tanvir

Jahin Tanvir Absence Sergei sat upon the cool patch of grass, his torn trousers up the damp morning dew as he overlooked the sunset. The...

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Gestapo’s Most Wanted: How Nancy Wake became one of WWII’s greatest weapons against the Nazi regime.

by Shawnee Neal   Sitting comfortably in the corner of the American Bar of the Stafford Hotel in London is a small, unassuming chair...

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The Occupation

by Mary Chydiriotis   (Lesvos, Greece, 1942) Artemis is small and nimble apron loaded with courgettes pockets crammed with parsley...

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One With Nature by Julia Clugston

My family is very observant of nature. We know which plants are native, which ones are weeds and how old trees are just by looking at them....

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Hey, Antoine Lavoisier

by Lorraine Gibson   I’m drinking ancestors’ tears, praising their liquid forms — sip, sip — savouring them oh so slowly in...

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This is Halloween: A Brief History

by Shannon Blake   It is perhaps fitting that so few people are familiar with the origins of Halloween; it is almost as if the day...

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Winter

by Nathanael O’Reilly   I split wood on the back verandah while woodsmoke wafted from the chimney, watched Aussie Rules on Sunday...

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Birdsville by Pauline Lewis

Pauline Lewis Along a track so arid and forlorn Maree left behind in the distance A nine-hour drive to the infamous location To delve into...

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In lutruwita

By Guy Salvidge   This land has had many names, some known and others lost. Europeans first called it Van Diemen’s Land and later...

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Disproportionate Experiences by Devika Brendon

Disproportionate Experiences by Devika Brendon It’s what we focus on that we make significant. We can drive ourselves mad By zooming in...

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Christmas

by Sam Morley   I am in the shed sweeping when my neighbour knocks at the front door and tells my partner her husband is cheating....

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Book Review: Elizabeth, Elizabeth by Sue Williams

by Angela Wauchop   ‘Behind the ragged grey people and their own shabby infantry officers— … the houses are little more than...

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Interview with Hakim Bellamy

Interview by Brad Jennings   Hakim Bellamy is a poet, author, musician, playwright, actor, and community organiser. In 2012, he became...

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Merciless

By Jess Roscioli   The beginning was bliss. A desire, with a depth –  more forceful than the ocean we met along.  Purity,...

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Take Me Home

by Lyssa Stevens    The gun shots are relentless. Men cry in pain as blood oozes from their wounds, dripping down the walls of the...

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Shave Your Legs For Summer

by Bethany Cody   Fat tears won’t flood the lake. A head full of summer memories. She stayed at yours, you stayed up late. Cut your...

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Six Mothers I Had

By Bradlee Jennings   Talaleu was the fearless goddess who wrangled flesh and air, Willing me into existence. Healthy yet homeless, I...

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Anna By Lamplight

by Alison Knight   The streetlamp is a thing of beauty. Tall and slender, its neck bows over the footpath in an elegant curlicue....

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The Rats of The Rocks, Sydney 1900

by Rob McKinnon   Surreptitious stowaways  to the flourishing city  hiding in groaning ships  from contaminated ports.  Finding...

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Taffy

by Bethany Cody   Born of the beach, a young man from Taffs Well, gateway to the valleys, an immigrant living along the flat shores of...

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