Garkain
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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
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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
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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
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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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    Failed Screenplays RomCom, Thriller and Horror

    Written by Holly Isemonger

    Edited by Alice Grundy Artwork by David Henley

    Three screenplays you’ll never see at the movies from Holly Isemonger

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    evolutionary reflex
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    Evolutionary Reflex

    Written by Jocelyn Deane

    Edited by Lily Mei Artwork by Rebecca Sarjeant

    The birds hinted to you first, with their cluelessness. A simple enough scene: the peripatetic school, a circuit. Locus: an abstract sculpture that looks like a Christmas tree, if it were a bonsai, between the museum and exhibition centre – a distance of 100 metres.

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    A house guest
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    A House Guest

    Written by Perri Roach

    Edited by Lily Mei Artwork by Rebecca Sarjeant

    The first visitor arrived on a Wednesday afternoon. She coughed it up onto a crisp white tablecloth, leaving a small brown mark where it landed. The worm itself was completely unremarkable; no different from any you would find at the bottom of the garden.

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    A Sailboat for Naima
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    A Sailboat for Naima

    Written by Melanie Cheng

    Edited by Lily Mei, Em Meller Artwork by Rebecca Sarjeant

    Tarik frees pins from her hair with one hand while the other kneads her shoulder. He watches the tendons in her neck tighten.

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    Flashers Artist Profile – Emma Sprouster

    Written by Emma Sprouster

    Edited by Lily Mei

    Discover a little bit more about our first Flashers artist of the year, Emma Sprouster!

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    What You Think There Are Taxis Here

    Written by Emma Rose Smith

    Edited by Em Meller Artwork by David Henley

    I met Marcus six years after the patrons of the village’s primary school snuck into his yard at dusk to shoot him in the leg, because they knew that he knew about their blackmailing schemes.

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    Poetry Blast 2

    Written by Fiona Wright

    Edited by Fiona Wright Artwork by David Henley

    Our latest round of poetic letters includes musings on the uselessness of kookaburras, the sex lives of surrealists, and the sublimity of bin night in the suburbs…

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    Airs or Wind Epistles at Dawn

    Written by Stuart Barnes

    Edited by Fiona Wright

    Stuart Barnes responds to Michele Seminara with a cento sources from letters  by Elizabeth Bishop to Robert Lowell…

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    Aesthetics Epistles at Dawn

    Written by Holly Isemonger

    Edited by Fiona Wright Artwork by David Henley

    ‘Very surreal': Holly Isemonger corresponds with Google Translate…

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    sad witch psalms ;( Epistles at Dawn

    Written by Holly Isemonger

    Edited by Fiona Wright

    Modern psalms for the sad witches amongst us, courtesy of Holly Isemonger…

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    Dear David, Epistles at Dawn

    Written by Alice Allan

    Edited by Fiona Wright

    ‘kookaburras and dingoes aren’t useful either': Alice Allan writes to David Brooks in our latest Epistles at Dawn installation…

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