Jolley Prize 2011 (Shortlist): 'What’s Richard Ford Got to Do with It?' by Gaylene Carbis

In the middle of their love-making, he said, suddenly – ‘Wait.’ He reached over to his wallet beside the bed and took out what was obviously a condom. He opened the packet, held up the condom and said, ‘Put it on.’

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Published in October 2011 no. 335

Gaylene Carbis

Gaylene Carbis writes plays, poetry, and prose. She is an honours graduate from the University of Melbourne, where she now teaches Creative Writing. Her plays and poetry have been performed at Theatreworks, Chapel off Chapel, La Mama, Oxford, Cornwall, Athens, and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. She is currently writing a one-woman show about depression, co-writing a musical, and working on her first poetry collection.