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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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When the History of the Future Burned

by Amy Bertacco   A building is only a building until it means something to someone. I was nothing until the people of Alexandria,...

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Stray Dog

by Miles Boyle-Bryant   ‘A fucking woman? I ask for help, and they send a fucking woman?’ ‘Mr. Watkins, I promise you I-’ ‘I...

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Charlotte Millanayage

by Dilini Fredrick   My grandmother on my mum’s side, Charlotte Nona (Nona is a Sinhalese word for ‘madam’ or ‘lady’), had...

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COVID, Cement and CCR

by Melissa King   It’s mid-morning on a temperate autumn day in 2020, during the early stages of Victoria’s first COVID-19...

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Lost and Found

by Sam Johnston   My hands descend into the abyss of shredded bags and rotting food, digging around for the toy. I haven’t even...

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Book Review: The Road to Woop Woop and other stories by Eugen Bacon

by Angela Wauchop   ‘But there is a lot Keledi does not know. You haven’t told her about the big plane that took Baba up in the...

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Course of Time

by Peter Loveday   In the afternoon we go down to the vegetable patch to dig up the cat we buried there. No matter how far down we...

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Book Review: Black Moon – Graphic Speculative Flash Fiction by Eugen Bacon. Illustrated by Elena Betti

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop   ‘Was it the malevolence of bitch girls and the opulence ranking of their homes? The spite of...

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Impermanence

by Jessica Roscioli   There’s something about the night sky that sparks deep nostalgia within me. It’s abundant in hues of deep...

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Transformers, The Haiku

by Josh Kee   Era of Plastic. When Raegan Passed new toy laws, Hasbro wanted stake.   Seeking new concepts, Hasbro went to the...

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