Articles tagged ‘Fiction’.

Pioneering Widow With Six Children Walked Overland From Adelaide To Castlemaine.
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In 1851 a powerful little Cornish lady, who is buried in the Vaughan cemetery, hired a bullock driver and dray to carry her meagre belongings and unde...
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To those who we know or will see walking along the street It’s simply Australian to say, “G’day!” whenever you meet Just sayin...
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Trains I’ve always had an unrelenting passion for trains – their signature designs, the way they glide seamlessly through the countryside, over ri...
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Book launch of Tiger Stone by Castlemaine author Deryn Mansell
Castlemaine Library in association with Black Dog Books invites you to the book launch of “Tiger Stone” by Castlemaine author Deryn Mansel...
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Letter to Julian
Dear Julian I hope you are still OK in the Uruguayan Embassy. I know you’ve been there quite a while now. It’s ironic that while you’re staring ...
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Scotch thistle
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
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
‘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
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
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
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
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
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
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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