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Broken Rules and Other Stories

Thanks to everyone who’s supported Broken Rules and Other Stories this year. Whether you read the collection, for work or pleasure or both, or it’s on your to-read list, or if you simply visited this website, it represents a donation of time, one of our most precious resources, and I appreciate it. There’s more info on the book at the Transit Lounge website. While you’re there, why not browse through the other titles on their list, including those lined up for release in 2021. You can buy Broken Rules from Readings and many other bookstores in Australia. Most will post … Continue reading Broken Rules and Other Stories

Web Sights

The recent launch of the Elwood Writers anthology Every Second Tuesday has prompted me to remember and reflect on the early days of the group. We’ve covered a lot of ground in thirteen-and-a-half years of meeting. One of the things we discussed at length back in the day was the merits or otherwise of having a website. I remember how helpful it was to weigh up the pros and cons together. I browsed through my site’s archives last night and went to its very first blog post from 19 January 2013, almost eight years ago. ‘All over her face’ is … Continue reading Web Sights

Cover to Cover | Episode 341

The latest edition of Vision Australia Radio’s Cover to Cover is now available as a podcast. The program features two more stories from my book Broken Rules and Other Stories (Transit Lounge): thanks to Tim McQueen for reading ‘Playful Arrangements’ and ‘Broken Rules’. You can listen to the podcast from the VAR website, here. A downloaded audio file is here. The program is also available on Spotify. Happy listening! More on the work of Vision Australia Radio can be found at their website, here. Continue reading Cover to Cover | Episode 341

The Doves

The doves don’t fly away anymore. Whenever I return to the house, which is also home, they don’t even move away, not in the slightest, but continue to mooch about the front yard, unconcerned. It pleases me that they’re no longer wary of me. But I wondered today if perhaps I’m not really there. If, perhaps, I’ve simply become a ghost, and that’s why they no longer fly away, because there’s nothing to fly from. Continue reading The Doves

Radio Times

The first November edition of Vision Australia Radio’s Cover to Cover will feature two short stories from my new book Broken Rules and Other Stories (Transit Lounge, 2020). Tim McQueen will read ‘Playful Arrangements’ and ‘Broken Rules’ on the Friday 6 November show. The program will be rebroadcast on Sunday 8 November, and made available as a podcast shortly after that. Vision Australia Radio is available on the airwaves in Australia. The station’s reach has increased, and Cover to Cover also welcomes Launceston, Devonport, Hobart, Darwin, and Perth to its on-air audience. Broadcast times differ depending on location, so it’s … Continue reading Radio Times