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SJ Finn

S.J. Finn is an Australian writer, based in Melbourne. Her short fiction has been published widely in literary magazines and newspapers. Her most recent novel is Down to the River (Sleepers, 2015). She can be found at

'Joan Mercer's Fertile Head', a new story by S.J. Finn

ABR Fiction 29 November 2018
When the urge unearthed itself, Joan Mercer was at the sink washing dishes, her husband’s egg cup and her children’s cereal bowls. She flicked the soapsuds from her hands and crossed the kitchen, going out through the sliding doors and onto the wooden deck. There, she contemplated the garden. In the corner of the backyard, jonquils were blooming. But it wasn’t these that drew her over the la ... (read more)