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Tracy Ellis

Tracy Ellis

Tracy Ellis lives in Sydney and works as an editor in digital and print media. She was winner of the 2022 ABR Elizabeth Jolley Short Story Prize and runner up for the 2022 Writing NSW Varuna Fellowship. She has a Master’s in Creative Writing from UTS.

2023 Calibre Essay Prize (Winner) | 'Flow States' by Tracy Ellis

May 2023, no. 453 24 April 2023
When Wheel left his jeans to soak in the bathroom sink one morning, he didn’t notice that the tap wasn’t quite turned off. He went out for the day and while he was gone, a clear, almost invisible, wire-thin needle of liquid continued to flow. It would have looked static, like an icicle, far from voluminous. But it was insistent, continuous. In his absence the trickle turned into a flood. It ... (read more)

'Natural Wonder' by Tracy Ellis | Jolley Prize 2022 (Winner)

August 2022, no. 445 28 July 2022
In the stillness, after the fireworks, I stood for a while at the window. The bay below was crammed with the pretty lights of marine craft and it looked as though you could step from one boat to another, all the way across the harbour. ‘Why don’t I do that?’ I thought, and stayed there for some time, plotting my passage across the decks and bows. The next day was New Year’s Day and I wai ... (read more)