The Moving Pen | Authors’ Draft Stories

Authors’ Draft Stories

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“The magic lasts only a couple of minutes.  You’ve got to be ready, here it comes.” Dr. Tom Robertson said to himself …

3 Min Read

‘I didn’t expect you this early, Dad.’ She was as brittle as usual, a blonde shadow, sitting stiffly in the velvet gold …

8 Min Read


Written By Rob Wilcher

A man stood in front of the bathroom mirror, and thought, Tomorrow I am seventy, and I have nothing to show for …

8 Min Read

[Hi Moving Pens – this was my entry for the Nature Writing competition – no comments required] Impatient and hot after being …

18 Min Read

“Where?” I ask. “Redfern,” he replies.  My white middle-class upbringing shudders.  I remember Redfern when I was young, but that’s not what …

3 Min Read

Surrounded by these smooth three-hundred-year-old  trunks, We are but saplings passing through. (Kirkpatrick, V. The Blue Gum Forest)[i] The infographics are arranged …

17 Min Read
Glencorse Wood

Can an Australian landscape be located overseas? I think so. This is a story of two landscapes, one of harm and one …

21 Min Read
Gift Part 10

Geoffrey stood on the roadside in the morning sun. Peak hour had just begun, and cars were starting to queue in the …

18 Min Read

Yesterday was a good day.  I wrote. Ideas flowed, channelled from my fingertips in a steady flow of consciousness.  The moving pen …

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Three ghosts live in this toilet block.  They were students of this school.  It’s been said that you could see the long …

2 Min Read