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Newcastle Herald Short Story Competition 2014 – online pieces

Below you will find links to online pages relating to the 2014 Newcastle Herald Short Story Competition.

This year’s Herald Short Story Comp published its first shortlisted story on Boxing Day (26th December 2014). I was thrilled to hear that my story ‘Yellow wool‘ has been shortlisted and will be printed in the newspaper (on Saturday 10th January 2015).

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E-Book Launch – Mirrors

This beautiful eBook contains short stories from a bunch of local talented authors I met at a WEA creative writing course (and my own story ‘The straight and narrow’) I will be attending the official launch tomorrow night (Tuesday 8th April 2014), 6pm at WEA Hall in Cooks Hill.

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The long awaited collection, Mirrors, will be published tomorrow night!

The authors have put up their feet now, and so can you while you enjoy the read. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find inside the cover.

Mirrors is an anthology of short stories, creative non-fiction and poetry from nine Australian writers. Set in cities, suburbia, and the Far North these authors explore the desires, the humours and the sorrows of life.

Each story is the shard of a mirror that reflects the lives of the ordinary people in extraordinary ways. A man exposes his desire for celebrity and greatness. A girl discovers a dragon in her backyard. A one-way mirror reveals a horror no mother should ever witness. Borrasca is an exotic and flamboyant woman but her true identity is shrouded in dark secrecy. The unlikely friendship between a Chinese gardener and a young girl…

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The Herald Short Story Competition 2013 (second place winner)

Scanned version of newspaper hard-copy

Scanned version of newspaper hard-copy (click image to view)

My short story, entitled ‘The Deepest of Blues’, won second prize in the Newcastle Herald’s Summer Short Story competition (2013). It was printed in hard copy on Friday 24th January 2014. Winners were announced on 26th January 1014.

My prize was a $200 voucher from MacLean’s Booksellers and a 12-month Hunter Writers Centre membership.

Read my piece online here:

http://www.theherald.com.au/story/2042760/the-deepest-of-blues

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ABC Open 500 words: Quiet Please (An Act of Rebellion)

Quiet please: rebellion in progress

May 2013

How tattoos, beer and loud music got me into University.

This piece was one of three on the ‘featured’ list for May 2013 (out of 98 contributions). It is a light-hearted piece describing my last year of high school and how I rebelled from my parents.

https://open.abc.net.au/projects/500-words-an-act-of-rebellion-66dd5lq/contributions/quiet-please-rebellion-in-progress-12bq5pq

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