Ngiare Elliot

Jolley Prize 2012 (Shortlist): 'Tended by Foxes' by Ngiare Elliot

Ngiare Elliot
30 August 2012

My sister watched the river drink me, and offered not a finger to pull me free. She was a colder creature than the water on my skin, and I should have known there was no turning her once her words were thinned, and her eyes dusk-rimmed. She watched me bob and nod to the river, her skirts clotted in her fists, and I don’t think she cared if I became wood or stone, ... More