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    Seizure: paused for renovations

    We are taking a couple weeks to spruce up the place in time for the next Edition and the release of our Viva la Novella winners for this year.

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    Chapel Street

    Written by Louise Jaques

    Edited by Lily Mei Artwork by Theadora Kable

    She is overcome with sepia. Tip-toeing down her brain membrane, the sensation is akin to peeling the white strings off a tart mandarin.

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    Tags: Fictions

    Show Day

    Written by Adrian Stanley

    Edited by Alice Grundy Artwork by David Henley

    ‘As was the case in most small country towns, show day was an annual highlight where most of the men of the town went to get pissed, and the others went to have a good day, compete in the various bake offs, and other competitions – from the most yellow yolk to the tastiest tomato to the best crocheted rug.’

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    Centre of Gravity

    Written by Tom Lodewyke

    Edited by Lily Mei, Alex Menyhart Artwork by Theadora Kable

    I was clearing the last plates as the guests ordered their coffee. I heard one ask Dad if I was the circus boy. Dad said no, that was his other son, and he went into the kitchen to get Marlon.

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    On The Hillside

    Written by Ante Dylan Bruning

    Edited by Em Meller Artwork by David Henley

    We’re on the hillside.  It’s recess. We’re playing with little toy dinosaurs.  I am the orange one, my favourite, and you’re the blue.

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    Flashers Submissions Call Out

    Can you tell a good story in less than 500 words? We’re on the hunt for new writing from emerging writers across Australia.

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    STEWED FRUIT

    Written by Rebecca Slater

    Edited by Alice Grundy Artwork by David Henley

    I woke at 8am to the electro-wind chimes of my alarm and the smell of something sweet. Or, I thought, snoozing my phone and turning over in our linen sheets, something rotten. It was hard to be certain. It got me out of bed.

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    Obstructions Round 3

    Written by Alice Grundy

    Since our intrepid writer has so easily risen to the challenge of the previous obstructions, I decided to try kicking it up. There are only two obstructions for this round but they’re intentionally challenging.

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    Takeaways

    Written by Anna Spargo-Ryan

    Edited by Em Meller Artwork by David Henley

    There used to be a takeaway pizza restaurant on Waverley Road, where the tram ended. You weren’t really supposed to eat there, but the owner had put a little vinyl table by the window and there were four chairs and a holder in the middle for the serviettes.

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    A New Season

    Written by Antony Scholefield

    Edited by Lily Mei, Alex Menyhart Artwork by Theadora Kable

    A flower grew through my TV on the first day of summer. It appeared overnight, smashing a hole in the screen and unfurling a ring of ten-inch petals.

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    Notes from the Margins

    Written by Pragya Tiwari

    Artwork by Pia Alize Hazarika

    An excerpt from India’s first anthology of graphic non-fiction with thanks to Yoda Press.

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    Vatnsnes

    Written by Emma Gibson

    Edited by Em Meller Artwork by David Henley

    We decide to go looking for the troll while fuelling ourselves with petrol-station hotdogs and strong kaffi and, in our excitement, forget to fill the car.

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    Upward

    Written by A. Marie Carter

    Edited by Alex Menyhart Artwork by Theadora Kable

    On Monday gravity ceased to work.

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    Into the Green

    Written by Sam van Zweden

    Edited by Em Meller Artwork by David Henley

    One looks first to the farmer. The landscape teems with life, and the farmer seems to be something of an orchestrator.

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    Extinct

    Written by Rachel McEleney

    Edited by Alex Menyhart, Lily Mei Artwork by Theadora Kable

    The flotilla did not move. It carpeted the still river like an emerald lawn. But underneath festered a stagnant water.

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