Issue 2

Frangipani

Masina wipes white crumbs from above her mouth and reapplies her 1-2-3 Dollar Store lipstick, bright pink like the plastic frangipani flower tucked behind her ear.

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Issue 2

A Bloke's Life

‘Where you at?’ ‘Just finishing up the McCordle job. ’ ‘Go okay?’ ‘Small yappy dog kept getting underfoot no matter what the missus did. ’ ‘I hate those dogs.

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Issue 2

The Shed

Nimmi’s palms followed the curved line of her belly, pausing every few inches, her head cocked as if she were listening through a stethoscope.

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Issue 2

Sugar Loaf

Their dad says he’ll jog round to pick up the car, so Liss sits down on the biggest of the chilly bins to wait.

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Issue 2

Behind the Scrim

On Tuesday when Guy arrives, his father refuses to go outside to wave goodbye to Mattie, who normally looks after him.

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Issue 2

Twelve Ways of Looking at Scott

1. Mid shot, from the waist up. Rising out of the warm summer ocean, beads of water trailing like wet fingertips over his naked muscled torso.

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Issue 2

At The Dump

my dad is ready to go to the dump, so I plug my feet into my gumboots one at a time and pull up the hood on my hoodie.

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Issue 2

Office Cockroach

Brendon sat down at his desk, turned on his computer and rubbed his index and middle fingers across his forehead. The screen lit up and said Loading 1/3 updates.

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Step on a Crack

Step on a crack, break your mother’s back. Step on a crack, marry a rat. Emily is jumping through the hopscotch, even though she’s too old for that now.

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White Noise

There are voices nearby – a stream of chatter from Olivia, with brusque interjections from Aunty Kala. A scuffling noise.

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On Walking and Wheels: a Mulefa-type Love Affair

There’s a creature that can both walk and wheel. I’m in love with it. I want to be it.

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A Possible World

It was a long walk up the hill to school on the Tuesday morning after my mother died.

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Issue 2

Teen Social

They had already cancelled two, which was stupid. 'Not enough ticket sales', your ass. After all, it was your last year of socials.

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