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    Bruce

    Written by Wayne Marshall

    Edited by Lily Mei, Alex Menyhart Artwork by Theadora Kable

    We’re just a small country town – nothing ever happens here. Although there was that one time a shark showed up in our public swimming pool. We called him Bruce, fed him BBQ chickens from the IGA up the road.

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    The Paper House Extract

    Written by Anna Spargo-Ryan

    At last, Anna Spargo-Ryan has her book coming out. Here’s a peek…

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    Flashers Artist Profile – Rebecca Sarjeant

    Written by Rebecca Sarjeant

    Edited by Lily Mei

    Discover a little bit more about our latest Flashers artist, Rebecca Sarjeant!

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    42 Belvoir St, Surry Hills

    Written by Alex Menyhart

    Edited by Em Meller Artwork by David Henley

    At night, if you’re sleeping on the top floor, floor fourteen, you might hear someone walking on the roof, over its gravel sheet.

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    Missing Pieces

    Written by Amanda Tink

    Edited by Alice Grundy Artwork by David Henley
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    Skins

    Written by Emily Crocker

    Edited by Lily Mei Artwork by Rebecca Sarjeant

    Even the yams came sealed in cling film. Walking home from the supermarket, we weren’t sure if we could toss our banana peel into the pedicured shrubs adjacent to the footpath. So we stowed it back in our bag.

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    Why the Novella?

    Written by Nick Earls

    Author Nick Earls tells us why he’s gone short.

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    Smiling Isn’t Going to Solve the Problem

    Written by Lily Mei

    Edited by Em Meller Artwork by David Henley

    There were three eulogies at my father’s funeral.

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    Cephalophore

    Written by Emily Riches

    Edited by Lily Mei Artwork by Rebecca Sarjeant

    I work in the Room of Spare Parts. On delivery days you can hear the heads from the loading dock. They moan at the approach of our footsteps. They moan when their boxes are unloaded and opened, rolling their faces to the corners. They don’t normally scream; most are blunt-nosed and blindfolded, with soft-lipped mouths like unbroken horses.

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    Paradise

    Written by Izzy Roberts-Orr

    Edited by Em Meller Artwork by David Henley
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    The Masterpiece

    Written by Louise Hopewell

    Edited by Lily Mei Artwork by Rebecca Sarjeant

    ‘We need a shared hobby,’ I say. Jeff’s curled up on the couch with his iPad, scrolling fast.

    ‘Are you listening?’

    ‘Huh?’ Jeff clasps the iPad to his chest and looks up.

    ‘I said we need a hobby, something to do together. Just the two of us, you and me.’

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    Garkain

    Written by Karl Brandt

    Edited by Lily Mei Artwork by Rebecca Sarjeant

    The first thing to hit me was the stench. It rose up through the mangroves like a living thing, ripe with ammonia and pungent decay. I covered my mouth and bit down on my tongue to keep from gagging. It didn’t work.

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    The Meteor Shower

    Written by Kyra Bandte

    Edited by Lily Mei Artwork by Rebecca Sarjeant

    I adjusted the ventilator so you could breathe easier. You’d been watching the news all day and were excited about the meteor shower.

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    The Headline Will Read…

    Written by L. Soviero

    Edited by Lily Mei Artwork by Rebecca Sarjeant

    Young Woman Dies in Freak Donkey Accident. When childhood friends find my name in the first sentence, few will be surprised.

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    My Ears

    Written by Mark O’Flynn

    Edited by Lily Mei Artwork by Rebecca Sarjeant

    I was born with my ears on backwards. That is to say the conventional disposition of ears, in my case, was reversed. Namely, the left ear is on the right side of my head and the right ear has ended up correspondingly on the left. As a consequence my ears face backwards. Otherwise my head is quite symmetrical.

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