We woke early that morning as the sun lit up the two shared bedrooms, three of us in each one. The thin, printed cotton curtains were no match for that kind of light. We were eighteen years old. It was the first weekend of our first semester at university, and we had come to the beach house armed with our readers and highlighters. After breakfast we arranged our readers on the wide front deck. ... (read more)
Siobhan Kavanagh is a writer and social worker living in Geelong. ‘The Morning Belongs to Us’ was shortlisted for the 2023 Calibre Essay Prize. Her essays have also been shortlisted for the Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award and the Grace Marion Wilson Emerging Writers Competition.