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May 2013 Short Story Competition Winner

Congratulations to Rachael Mead for her short story Night Skyline, which has won the May short story competition (theme: small town setting). Night Skyline shows the story of a Country Fire Service worker who attends a road accident. Thank you to the other shortlisted writers … Continue reading

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May 2013 Short Story Competition Shortlist

Congratulations to authors of the following stories, which have been shortlisted for the May short story competition (theme: small town setting): Night Skyline by Rachael Mead This Must Be The Place by Kris Cerneka The Old Jenson Place by Tarran Jones The Man Of Black by … Continue reading

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Protocol Seventeen, by Rachel Sanderson (short story)

A settlement designated non-critical will be deleted where it prevents access to supply of a critical resource. A record will be made prior to deletion. We travel in guise as tourists. We have three days to complete the job and … Continue reading

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The Man Of Black, by Tyler Gates (short story)

‘When a man comes to Hinter Hill, it ain’t to get no riches or fame, reverend – it’s to run.’ Those were the words old Andy Miller said to Reverend Adams the day the reverend came to town. The man had warned … Continue reading

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The Old Jenson Place, by Tarran Jones (short story)

My bricks are tumbling down, while my mortar crumbles to dust. Red dirt fills my rooms while lush grasses carpet my floors. Animals make me their homes while the wind blows through my heart. Once, I was filled with lust, … Continue reading

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This Must Be The Place, by Kris Cerneka (short story)

Papa said, ‘This must be the place,’ and I knew from the last three announcements of, ‘This should be it,’ ‘Here we are,’ and, ‘We’ve finally made it,’ that this backwater railroad pigsty was not the end of the line … Continue reading

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Night Skyline, by Rachael Mead (short story)

From the back of the fire truck it’s always a different valley. The higher perspective and the wind make me think of my kelpie on the tray of the ute, all legs and jitters. But unlike the dog, my jitters … Continue reading

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