My short story The Birthday will be read by Mike Cannon on Vision Australia Radio’s Cover To Cover literary program tomorrow evening at 8 o’clock, repeated at 1:30 on the Sunday afternoon edition.
You can tune into the program on the radio in Australia, or hear it online from anywhere in the world. Details here.
Happy listening, wherever you are.
Cover To Cover is produced in the studios of Vision Australia Radio in Melbourne.
There was an error in yesterday’s blog post about an upcoming edition of Vision Australia Radio’s Cover to Cover program. The broadcast date is Friday 7 June at 8:00 pm, and the program will be repeated at 1:30 pm on Sunday 9 June (not, as originally stated, Sunday 2 June).
Apologies for the error.
Next week, Vision Australia Radio gives us another chance to listen to a favourite Cover To Cover program from its recent archives. A reading of one of my short stories is included. Broadcast times are Friday 7 June at 8:00 pm, repeated 1:30 pm on Sunday 9 June.
This post was edited to correct the date of the Sunday repeat broadcast from 2 to 9 June.
They’d been playing for most of the afternoon, despite the cold, but as soon as the light began to fade, their mothers began summoning them inside. Time for dinner. See you tomorrows were called with cheer as one by one they left the square, until eventually it was just Martin remaining. He watched the sky swell grand and purple, felt the cold turn piercing, and then made his way out of the square, back to the street, urban branches closing and tugging at his coat on the way. He emerged on the wrong side. The layout was strange and entrancing at this hour, and all roads lead home eventually, he’d been told, by someone at some time. And so he walked, passing long terraces of quiet houses, then he turned right because that felt right, then left because that felt right too.