Summer Eve

Another homework piece, written after a warm, early-summer evening in Adelaide. From memory, this verbal photograph was taken at Grange in the early 2000s. The evening is calm, still, ethereal. People, relishing the first hint of summer, crowd their cars into the carpark, fighting for the best parks, desperate to unload and unwind. We patiently…

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Meant To Be

I wrote this story as a writers’ group homework piece when I was 33 or 34. The original title was Meeting, which was the homework topic. It is a truism that you write what you know, but in retrospect, I didn’t know a thing about heartbreak. The Italian made sure of that. When I tell…

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