The unremarkable road across a featureless plane

Two boys walked down a road. The surrounding countryside was featureless, the road underfoot unremarkable. One of the boys looked at the other, “So who are you?” The boy looked down at his feet and firmed his lips in perplexity, “I’m not sure. How about you?” The other boy tilted his head back and sighed at the sky, “I’m not sure either.” They walked on in silence. There didn’t seem much to say. For a Read more…

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S S SS SSSS SSSPPP PPPPPP PPPPPPE EEEEEE W EEEEEE EEEEEEW W W WWWWWWWW W WWWWWWWWWWW If you’re reading this then I win. Do it Scott; no backing out now – we looked each other in the eye and shook. I know you only agreed to the bet because you were sure – I mean totally convinced – that you’d win. Well guess what Scottie boy, your prose is ezod on. And that’s the way Read more…

Unteathered

He sits alone with laugher like sarcasm and music like insults, one hand raised for a beer.   Under fluorescent light the dregs of coffee dry hard; a thousand papercuts can kill.   She folds her clothes like origami, eyes down, while he waits on the bed.

Diary of a Stupid Animal

  Twelve Earl Street fits the bill. No obvious alarm. A freshly painted weatherboard on a quiet, prosperous street. In my limited experience, cleanliness is next to wealthiness. I ring the bell and listen for footsteps, straightening and preparing my South-East Water charade. Just to let you know we’re doing some work in the next street. Your water supply might be affected for a minute or two…With my fluoro vest and faded boiler suit I Read more…

A for Australia, A for Alive

Often I remember the whistling, soft at first like a forest bird, then getting louder with a sound like breaking branches. When the mortars found their range the earth shook and the thatched huts burnt like flares. Women were screaming, parents were calling for their children, bullets stung through the air like angry wasps. People were running everywhere. I went to my parents’ hut but they weren’t there. I ran to the edge of the Read more…