Issue Nine

‘Eden Says’ Excerpt

by Samuel Elliott   Isla was removing the pavlova when her son shrieked. She tightened her hold on the tray, burning her hands through...

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Malevolent Crown

by Avi Leibovitch   Ronen quickened his pace when he saw the royal guards cross the street. There were four of them, and they were...

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Four Flashes of Fear

by Rue Baldry   60 I have heard what they do to women like me. I don’t want to be strung above the streets, choking on my own...

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THE WORLD WILL NEVER BE THE SAME

by Edna Heled   Germany.   To think that we can look to you for comfort and hope at a time of paralyzing fear the world will...

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His Cousin’s Eulogy

by Chris Armstrong   Dad looks up from the page, sees me —startles as if I were death itself; lurking, watching.   Hello. He...

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The Min Min

by Denise Ogilvie   The mysteries of the Min Min lights in Outback Queensland have been around since the Dreamtime.   *  ...

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Josephine’s Garden – Stephanie Parkyn

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop     “‘I have the order here. With a scratch of my pen his life is over.’    Josephine gasped....

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Picture of the Vessel Agnes

by Hugh McMillan   A Picture of the vessel Agnes, near Dockfoot     Taken here most likely, at this mooring now swamped by...

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‘Anyone for a drink?’

by Angela Costi   – 1965, Regatta Hotel, QLD   Rosalie and Merle clasped their ‘cold ones’, forced their smiles,...

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All Manner of Things – Wendy Dunn

    Reviewed by Angela Wauchop     “‘As a girl, I believed the movement of the stars made music we did not even...

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Fortune’s Child – James Conroyd Martin

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop   “When our light laughter—mine more forced than hers—fades, I lift my gaze to the veil and the...

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Australia Is Also At War

by Vashti Farrer   She never got over it. It ate away like an ulcer once it took hold, him being her first child. A sickly child,...

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Darebin Creek Crimes

by James Walton   Sometimes it was my turn to buy the shilling’s worth of broken biscuits from the new Summerhill shops   then...

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Ashley Kalagian Blunt

About the author: Ashley Kalagian Blunt is the author of My Name Is Revenge, which was shortlisted for the 2019 Woollahra Digital...

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Houses of the Living, Houses of the Dead

by Jenny Blackford   After the Old Babylonian sculptured plaque in the British Museum       I Claw-footed goddess...

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Hugh McMillan

Hugh McMillan is a well published and award winning poet from south west Scotland. You can find out more on his website here:...

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James Walton

James Walton was a librarian, a farm labourer, and mostly a public sector union official. He is published in many anthologies, journals,...

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Rue Baldry

Rue Baldry lives in Yorkshire, Great Britain. Her short stories have been published in journals such as Litro, MIR Online, Postbox, Ambit,...

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Chris Armstrong

Chris Armstrong is a writer whose poetry has appeared in Australian literary journals including Griffith Review, Cordite, Overland,...

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Angela Costi

A Melbourne-based poet with a long history of working in the social justice sector and also as a freelance community writer....

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Edna Heled

Edna Heled is an artist, art therapist, counsellor and travel journalist living in New Zealand. Her writing includes short stories, poetry,...

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Avi Leibovitch

Avi is an Editor of Other Terrain and Backstory journals. He is currently studying at Swinburne University of Technology, undergoing his...

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Denise Ogilvie

From 1989 to 2014 Denise Ogilvie worked as a Librarian at Williamstown Library, and later Hobsons Bay Libraries. Denise enjoys writing...

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Samuel Elliott

Samuel Elliott is a Sydney-based freelance literary and entertainment reporter. Having previously regularly appeared in premier digital...

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Vashti Farrer

  Vashti Farrer has worked as a copywriter, research librarian, encyclopaedia researcher, creative writing tutor, short story judge,...

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