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Taking flight

January 5, 2015


This story was first published in The Big Issue (#474, 26 Dec 2014 to 8 Jan 2015) He tells me about the pigeons. Racing pigeons. He tells me about the nuns. Swimming nuns. He tells me about skin cancer, and marathons. He tells me about his pacemaker, and watching his daughter’s overseas wedding on Skype. […]

4.29 train to hospitality

November 9, 2010


In in mid-October Eureka Street published a non-fiction piece about a train station conversation. Here’s how the piece begins: A stranger approaches. Melbourne Central train station, a Saturday afternoon. Heading towards 4.30pm. ‘Excuse me,’ the young man says quietly. I meet his brown eyes, behind his spectacles. We stand at right angles to each other. […]