Short Story

'The Fog Harvester' a new story by Marie Gethins

Marie Gethins
05 December 2017

Meadow-Wisp was conceived on the Cerne Abbas Giant. Her Dorset hippie parents, who believed in unfiltered communication, recounted every detail: hiking up the hill through dense fog, their torches reflecting chalk outlines (foot, calf, ribs, elbow), grass slick beneath them, concentrating on an energy focal point. In the final weeks of pregnancy, her mother cross-st ... More

'Contributory Negligence' a new story by Stevi-Lee Alver

Stevi-Lee Alver
21 December 2017

[after the painting of the same name by Daniela Bradley, 2012]

 

Contributory Negligence n. 1 occurring in circumstances of negligent conduct on the plaintiff’s behalf that has contributed to the harm they’ve suffered.

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'Slut Trouble' a new story by Beejay Silcox

Beejay Silcox
04 January 2017
The first girl is taken on the second weekend of the school holidays. Her name is Julie-Anne Marks; she is nineteen, she is beautiful, and she is gone. More

'Window' a new story by Cate Kennedy

Cate Kennedy
26 September 2016

Alex is watching his wife as she stands at the pale stone bench and raises her canister of Chinese herbal tonic to her shoulder to give it a quick shake. She gives him a game, faintly ...

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Jolley Prize 2016 (Shortlist): 'Ash' by Anthony Lawrence

Anthony Lawrence
21 July 2016

When he steps outside and pulls off the mask, it feels like removing a second face, the one he keeps from the ones who wouldn't understand and those who would ...

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Jolley Prize 2016 (Winner): 'Glisk' by Josephine Rowe

Josephine Rowe
21 July 2016

We are wading out, the five of us. I remember this. The sun an hour or two from melting into the ocean, the slick trail of its gold showing the way we will take ...

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Jolley Prize 2016 (Shortlist): 'The Water Calligrapher's Women' by Jonathan Tel

Jonathan Tel
21 July 2016

She says it was a man, an old man (but all men are old to her), which man, what did he look like, what was he wearing, what did he do ...

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'Butterfly as Metaphor' a new story by Heather Tucker

Heather Tucker
30 March 2016
For all of his eight years Neo has been trying to grow wings. He's mastered the egg, caterpillar, and pupal stages, but the emerging from chrysalis is suspended. More

'Year of the Panda' a new story by Jonathan Tel

Jonathan Tel
15 January 2016
She sells her body to save her mother's life. If they made her the star of a reality show, that would be the tagline. The series would end with the mother's funeral; or else with a w More

'It is Margaret' a new story by Elizabeth Harrower

Elizabeth Harrower
25 September 2015

Before the ceremony began, the woman with hairy legs and an air of having just abandoned a cigarette wandered as though at a party to the coffin where – though it was impossible and not so – Clelia’s mother, Margaret, was. Three days ago, four days ago, Clelia had said to her mother, ‘Come and see the blossom I’ve brought back.’ She had just returned to ... More

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