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Linguistics and the language of despair in new fiction from Kate Elkington

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Infidelity captured on film in new fiction from Fatima Sehbai

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An overdue pregnancy and the nurturing strength of a mother, in new fiction from Ellen van Neerven

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The earth set alight from underground in new fiction from Jennifer Mills

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Grief, friendship, death and dissection, new fiction from Robyn Cadwallader

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Finding yourself on the psychologist’s couch, new fiction from Nicola Redhouse

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An old sea dog fights to stay on top of the game in new fiction by W.J.P Newnham

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An invented past surfaces in new fiction from Andrew Pippos

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A young traveller questions the motives of her host in new fiction by Tamara Lazaroff

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Living room totems loom large in this new story from Shaun Prescott

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A woman clings to the past in an attempt to deal with the present—new fiction by Irma Gold.

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A case of divine inspiration in the holy city? Or is it something more mundane? New fiction from David Cohen

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Fire threatens and old loves rear their head in new fiction by Laurie Steed

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Briohny Doyle frames the way in which seasons change and recycle life, through the eyes of a young woman

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You observe your sister’s illness and the weather, inside and outside—fiction by Mireille Juchau

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A woman struggles to take care of herself and her unborn child in a story by Anika Quayle

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A man is enticed by the mermaids in the Murray River in new fiction by Jane Jervis-Read

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A boy remembers a day at ‘the bomb hole’ in this story by Craig Billingham

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A man and woman are in a library when the lights go out—a story by Bernard Comment

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A family struggles with their demons in new fiction by Angelina Mirabito

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A boy’s mother visits a friend from her past in this story by Anthony Panegyres

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Out at sea, the fog rolls in and tensions surface in this new fiction from John Kinsella

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Mieke Chew finds King Ludwig on a lake at midnight, dwelling on swans, awaiting his fate

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Grace Yee weaves history and fiction in her generational tale of a Chinese family living in New Zealand

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Sacred places and children’s games: a story by Romy Ash

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A new world opens up in this story by Melanie Joosten

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A story of unrequited love by Nick Smith

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A lyrical battle for honour at the poetry symposium: new fiction by Alan Gould

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Fiction from Mark Dapin of a man who never grows and his showie life in a touring boxing troupe

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Food, death and broken guts: new fiction by Helen Gildfind

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A middle child’s journey, new fiction from Kevin Brophy

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A dark spin on an already dark tale, by Margo Lanagan

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New fiction by Antonia Pont

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Keilor Cranium, new fiction from Wayne Macauley

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An almost-six-year-old finds a world of adult secrets in new fiction from David Francis

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New fiction by Lex Hall lets us travel inside an Australian men’s club, where the beer is cheap and the toilet never works

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Marion Halligan’s new story of love and lust

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A sinister story by Mark Welker

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Frozen oranges and split lips, in Michele Freeman’s short story What Remains the Same

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Measured Turbulence, new fiction from A.S. Patric

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Puss in Boots, a story by Mardi O'Connor

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A new story of life under the scrutiny of the camera, by Emily Ballou

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The rest is weight, new fiction from Jennifer Mills

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The Sofa, new fiction from Michael McGirr

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Darkly funny new fiction from Brooke Dunnell

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New fiction from Josephine Rowe

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Dutton’s River by David Mence

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Selfish Game new fiction from Miriam Sved

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New fiction from Tara Goedjen.

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All the Love in the World, a story by Peggy Frew

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Crossing Over, new from Mark Mordue

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John Kinsella’s new story, The Pact

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A Little Peace, new fiction from John Higgins

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The Broken Body new fiction from Helen Gildfind

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Continuing the cycle of new fiction from David Mence

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Rebecca Giggs’ story of a new recruit upsetting the fragile status quo.

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David Mence tells a story of the early whalers and sealers on Australia’s shores.

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New fiction from Jennifer Mills

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Miriam Sved “In footy there are decisions you make which in life would get you committed to the loony bin.”

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Rotting fish and mistrust in Melissa Beit’s short story.