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Authors’ Draft Stories

Santa Puppy

A few days before Christmas we got a new puppy. We called her Ruby. She was very cute, with big floppy ears …

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Santa

Santa (real name Andy Smith, employee name Ian Goldsworthy) beamed joy to the puddle of mums and prams and toddlers in his …

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ashes to ashes

‘For chrissakes, put it away!’ We all winced as Aunty Vi yelled at my cousin again. Lille was fiddling with her phone, …

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On days when the black dog bites I head down to the University bookshop to lose myself. Or perhaps to find myself. …

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The stringent smell of tomato sauce lingered in the hotel room. Detective Jane Morrison looked at the photograph on her phone taken …

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Picture Perfect

No, No! I love being here, naked and on display. Without a shred of covering except the blue satin choker and that …

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1.THE LUMINOUS FOE If the boats really are coming, I heard an old man say, we might finally escape the cyclones. That was …

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Ring

“Jessica Margaret Adams,” he said. “I love you.” He gazed up at her, vulnerable, his heart exposed. She leant down and caressed …

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The lady at the Qantas check in counter told my older sister and I that we had too much hand luggage.  We …

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IravAus

…hi all. This is my published story in September issue of Play On e-magazine. As it’s published it’s not really up for …

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