Genres

The Richest Man Alive

By Jesse Fleming “J.J. Astor, the richest man on board and a pariah in American polite society, was redeemed by his self-sacrificing...

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Escape to her

By Teneille Pedrina “I’m pregnant,” she said. Gabriel stood frozen. “Isn’t that wonderful news babe? I mean, of course, it’s a...

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Me Big Day

By Alison Knight They’ll be coming to fetch me soon. It’s me big day! Lots of people out there. I can hear them through me window....

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First AIDS* Funeral

By Peter Mitchell (1985) It was January. The party at the Wellington Boot raged into the night. Platters of food were spread around the...

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The Woman in the Pink Hat

By Jane Downing Rita put her lesson plan to one side in frustration. Her cup of tea was cold. In one way there was too much material on the...

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Guilty Pigs Review

By Chloe Britton Written by Professors Katy Barnett and Jeremy Gans from the law school of the University of Melbourne, Guilty Pigs is a...

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Violet Town

By Juliett Salom They say he was here. A horse under his legs and the world strapped on his shoulders, they say he came to rob and steal...

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Interview with Craig Sherborne

By Matthew Goodall Craig Sherborne is a poet, playwright, and novelist. His debut memoir Hoi Polloi was shortlisted for both the Queensland...

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The Poet

By Peter Loveday We climb up into the branches of the old tree, twist off the mandarins and launch them high into the air where they grow...

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Varnana

by Lilanka Botejue “I am not in my right senses. Those eyes, those lips and those beautifully wide hips have long been my lure and my...

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Nothing but Blue Skies

By Devika Brendon A long time ago, nearly a quarter of a century, now, I visited Iceland, during the brief summer, a place and time where...

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In an Offseason for Homecoming

By Joshua Klarica Even though I have stood here more times than I could count, in the chattering cold of mid-winters dawn, and bleaks...

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Philology

By Magdalena Ball Her grandparents were forced to take last names.   How to choose: occupation, toponym, personal qualities, lineage?...

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The Sweet Science

By David Atkinson Who’ll go a round or two for a pound or two? —  Jimmy Sharman   The town’s tough, unlimited...

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Edward Levenson

By Peter Mitchell ‘They walk the edge, and from the edge fly out, testing and trying out their lives’ Potiki, Patricia Grace...

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Blisters

By Bill Cotter Memories of hay carting in the early 1960’s, Western Victoria   The Bedford coughs, lurches, and stops by the hay...

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Glass-Panes Make Things Unkickable

By Hibah Shabkhez Flocking and gawking at the piece of clay We excavate profound thoughts like toothpaste Dredged up from an empty tube....

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I Am The Wrong Answer

By Hibah Shabkhez From the sunlit fringes of cloud Yesterday’s ghost watches You, counting your footsteps aloud Like ounces of black...

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The Grass Hotel Review

By Matthew Goodall Craig Sherborne is a poet, playwright, and novelist. His debut memoir Hoi Polloi was shortlisted for both the Queensland...

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They Hunt Us Now

By Sarah Ebner Bowes We sat, huddled together, in the corner. The sound of bodies hurling themselves at the walls and trees that surrounded...

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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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