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Ryu Uesugi

Ryu is a writing student at Swinburne, born and raised in Melbourne’s south. From a young age he has held a strong love of contemporary...

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In search of identity

In search of identity Rose Saltman   In 1994, I voted in the elections of two countries. I was a citizen of only one of them.   ...

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Number one story street

Number one story street By Claire Baxter John I remember Christmas day. It might have been Christmas 1940 – maybe 1939 – when...

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The golden apple

The Golden Apple Eric Tian   It took place at midnight, on the field across the bank. My acquaintance stepped out of the boat,...

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The magic cow

The Magic Cow Eric Tian The cow came in March. By May, it was all over. I must write this down so I, too, do not forget our history. It...

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Diamond Beach Days

Diamond Beach Days Angela Fitzpatrick   1965  Daisy sat at the café table gazing out the window at the promenade as tears ran down...

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Lingchi

Lingchi Jon Culp   i Inherited a pair of right-handed scissors- from depths of the basket of twist-thread  and patterns beside...

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Irish Green

Irish Green Ann Kathryn Kelly   I am from an Irish Clan’s love, strong as bedrock, deep as ocean.  The baby in the family almost...

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Things, in places

things, in places Maria Griffin   here, a thing. behind it: another. there, a third. three things sit, each in its place, as if...

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Confession at the Black Temple Gallery

CONTENT WARNING : This work contains material that some readers may find disturbing; please continue at your own discretion. Confession at...

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Eric Tian

Eric is a medical student from Melbourne that reads and writes to better understand the world. He is interested in psychiatry and the...

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Angela Fitzpatrick

Angela studied Creative Writing with the Open University and recently embarked on an MLitt with University of Glasgow. She is the editor of...

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Jon Culp

Jon Culp began writing in the high mountain desert of North Central Washington. He and his wife of 30 years now live in Bellingham where...

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Ann Kathryn Kelly

Ann Kathryn Kelly writes from New Hampshire’s Seacoast region. She’s an editor with Barren Magazine, a columnist with WOW! Women on...

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Maria Griffin

Maria’s writing practice includes essays, exhibition texts, reviews and poetry. Her writing has recently appeared in Slippage Lit, Ghost...

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Rose Saltman

Rose Saltman is an urban planner, writer and editor who lives in Sydney, Australia. She has a Master of Arts in Non-fiction Writing from...

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Van Tran

Van is a student of Professional Writing and Editing at Swinburne, and she is completing diploma at the end of this year. She loves reading...

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Laura Blakeley

Laura is currently undertaking a diploma of professional writing and editing at Swinburne university. A passionate story teller from a...

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A History of Chess

A HISTORY OF CHESS Mark Mitchell   I am still a victim of chess… —Marcel Duchamp   I was not born under stone mountains  in...

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This

This Peter Loveday   If all the lines begin with who, or why, or how pointing directly at what they want to know what hope is there in...

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Claire Baxter

Claire Baxter has lived in various suburbs in Melbourne, including Parkville, where the story is set. She has an interest in time,...

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Mark Mitchell

Mark J. Mitchell has worked in hospital kitchens, fast food, retail wine and spirits, conventions, tourism, and warehouses. He has also...

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Peter Loveday

Peter Loveday is a writer and singer-songwriter born in Toowoomba, Australia and living in Barcelona. Author of short story collections;...

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Anne Collins

Anne Collins writes poetry and creative non-fiction. Her sixth book is collection of poetry and prose with Spanish themes titled Listening...

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Brody Carabott

Brody is an aspiring author and student of the Diploma of professional writing and editing. Brody has worked as an editor and website...

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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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