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Belinda, by Rhea Roy Ganguly (short story)

Belinda Beale could have sworn that she heard a stealthy footfall right behind her. She paused and turned around abruptly, causing her long blond hair to cascade in golden wisps around her frightened face. As she peered into the still … Continue reading

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Footsteps In The Sand, by Thea Adams (short story)

The lighthouse foghorn pierced the mist with its strident blast as the gulls wheeled, calling, overhead.  The waters of the little bay rhythmically caressed the sands and the boats rocked gently at anchor.  The little girl sat motionless on the … Continue reading

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An Eye For Detail, by Karen Carlisle (short story)

Viola opened the window shutter, allowing the light to enter. It slowly danced across the room, chasing away the dark. While she waited for her eyes to adapt to the change, she drank in the warmth on her skin. Outside, … Continue reading

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Adult Activities: A Tale Of Domestic Detection, by Rae Litting (short story)

For the first three years of our marriage I believed every single word Geoff said.  Looking back I suppose this was overdoing it.  But Geoff was a remarkably honest person.  He never cheated on his tax.  If he didn’t want … Continue reading

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Below The Deck, by Reena Mukherjee (short story)

Nathaniel had never seen so many of them before. They came in their dozens, flooding in, all wanting the best of everything – the most expensive suits, the priciest bowlers…standing behind the counter, the young man wondered what in the … Continue reading

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Murder At Beaumont Manor, by Jo Hart (short story)

On arrival at Beaumont manor, I was ushered into the sitting room by a middle-aged maid whose eyes were red from crying. Finding a dead body is bound to have that effect. “Please take a seat, Detective Thomlinson,” she sniffled. … Continue reading

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Short Story Competition – June 2013 – Theme: Mystery or Detective

The Australian Literature Review has been running monthly short story competitions for April, May and June. The theme for June is: Mystery or Detective Stories should have a strong mystery element with clear stakes for the characters, and this mystery could be pursued by an everyday character or a … Continue reading

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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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