Articles tagged ‘Fiction’.

Scotch thistle
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Scotch thistle, what made you so cynical about the rest of us? Scotch thistle, how much did Ares pay you to look like that? Scotch thistle, what did y...
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Winter Sorrow
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This poem was written to tell the story of the picture taken of my brother shortly after our Grandmother passed away.   “Winter Sorrow̶...
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Grandmother Grief
By Gloria Meltzer (as appeared in the Age and Sydney Morning Herald) I have become part of the ‘grandmothers who run round the world to see our offs...
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Seamus Heaney’s 1995 Nobel Lecture
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When I first encountered the name of the city of Stockholm, I little thought that I would ever visit it, never mind end up being welcomed to it as a g...
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Hash browns v new potatoes
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By Ron Burrows Can you picture a waitress with  ‘scrambled yellow hair and marmalade thighs’? Now associate her with hashbrowns. Listen to Tom Wa...
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Attention writers!
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Get your work published alongside the likes of Brian Doyle, Alice Pung and Helen Garner. Students at Victoria University’s Professional Writing ...
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Juxtaposition – Wife and Lover
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By Ron Burrows They stood side by side. He looked at them, turned away for a moment and then looked back. Even after thirty years his wife was still b...
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A tale of two motors
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By Ron Burrows ‘True Character is revealed in the choices a human being makes under pressure – the greater the pressure, the deeper the revelation...
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Dead Trains in Wonderland
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By Ron Burrows, author of The Postie and the Priest, a biography of Father Bob Maguire   The rotting trains loomed out of the mist. We stopped w...
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Excerpt: Things Fall Apart
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By Chinua Achebe  Okonkwo was well known throughout the nine villages and even beyond. His fame rested on solid personal achievements. As a young man...
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The Family Tree Project
Volunteers are ensuring that community fruit doesn't go to waste.
 By Anneke Harrison. I think of Old Gordy every time I make orange juice. I only met him once, on a summer’s afternoon years ago, but even now, I c...
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Sunday meditation: Latin America festival – Eyes of a Blue Dog
By Gabriel Garcia Marquez Then she looked at me. I thought that she was looking at me for the first time. But then, when she turned around behind the ...
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Saturday poem: those who do not dance
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by Gabriela Mistral English version by Helene Masslo Anderson Original Language Spanish A crippled child Said, “How shall I dance?” Let yo...
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Fiction month: The Telltale Heart
By Edgar Allan Poe TRUE! nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why WILL you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my se...
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Fiction month: Small sun
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By Zakariyya Tamir Abu Fahad was returning to the house, walking at a slow pace, a little groggy, through a narrow winding passageway illuminated by s...
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Fiction month: The house of flesh
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By Yusuf Idris The ring is next to the lamp. The silence pervades and blinds the ears. In the silence, creeps the finger. Putting on the ring. In the ...
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Fiction month: In praise of reading and fiction: Part Two
By Mario Vargas Llosa: Nobel Prize for Literature acceptance speech, Stockholm, 7 December, 2010 (Click here for Part One) A compatriot of mine, José...
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Sunday meditation: Once in a blue moon
By Tony Smark (This story received a commendation in the Tom Howard prose awards a couple of years ago and it’s soon to be the subject of a short f...
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Fiction month: In praise of reading and fiction, Part One
By Mario Vargas Llosa: Nobel Prize for Literature acceptance speech, Stockholm, 7 December, 2010 (Log on next Sunday for Part Two) I learned to read a...
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Fiction month: Stephen King on writing
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‘You’ve got to read just about everything.’...
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Fiction month: Property
By Emlyn Johnson In the older suburbs of Perth there are alleyways. Around Shenton Park, for instance, there are lots of them. I heard they were used ...
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Fiction month: An old woman near Ballinsloe
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There are many forths around, and in that one beyond, there is often music heard. The smith’s father heard the music one time he was passing and...
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Fiction month: Pataggonia
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By Ovidiu Bufnila   To buy yourself a country… What a dream, ho, ho, ho… But an Empire?! Well! That’s what I call a bargain! B...
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Fiction month: A ghost story
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A GHOST STORY by MARK TWAIN From “Sketches New and Old”, Copyright © 1903, Samuel Clemens. I TOOK a large room, far up Broadway, in a hug...
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Fiction month: The Ushuaia Rabbit
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By Fernando Sorrentino Translated by Michele Aynesworth I just read this in a newspaper: “After long months of futile attempts and several expe...
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Fiction month: small stories
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By Rita McInnes She sings us songs of many gods, Hebrew, Sufi, Christian, and tells stories of Jerusalem. Not the big stories of war and hatred but he...
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Fiction month: Mr Eternity
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By Andrew McKenna The shy mysterious poet Arthur Stace, Whose work was just one single mighty word.   Arthur Stace started early, usually before ...
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Fiction month: From the Kama Sutra – of the different ways of lying down
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OF THE DIFFERENT WAYS OF LYING DOWN, AND VARIOUS KINDS OF CONGRESS On the occasion of a ‘high congress’ the Mrigi (Deer) woman should lie ...
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Fiction month: Boxing Day 1982
By Chris Hosking Occasionally about this time of the year I have a memory recall of a series of occurrences that unfolded on Boxing Day, 1982. The gir...
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Fiction month: Stars fell on Alabama
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By Andrew McKenna   My heart sank. UFOs I couldn’t come at. I had a fleeting impression of us in bed together and her bouncing out to peer thro...
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Fiction month: Dentist
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By Rita McInnes* I went to see the dentist the other day. Turns out I didn’t get to see much of him at all, except his hands, as he was wearing a pa...
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Fiction month: The vilkodlak
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I shall never forget the walk I took one night outside Cracow. As the sun set, I expended the last lights of evening planning and sketching. I then tu...
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Self help and other works, by Neil Boyack
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    Log on for more details, and tune in to our forthcoming Saturday poems to read some of Neil’s work. www.neilboyack.com www.lot19ar...
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