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Leap of faith (preview)

November 16, 2018


The Big Issue has just published Leap Of Faith, a story about the Christmas, long ago, when I fell down the steps outside church. It was the Christmas, I like to think a little too neatly, that God and I parted ways. It was not a dramatic falling out – only those few steps – […]

Tour de Moggs Creek

July 10, 2014


This story was first published in The Big Issue, in July 2010. Back then it was titled My Father’s Bicycle. Dad’s leather bike helmet hung in the garage, along with his boxing gloves, above the table-tennis table, the paint-tins, the jars of nails and all the other bits and pieces that accumulate in a garage.

Macedon wins Ashes thriller

February 21, 2013


Macedon regained the Ashes from Aireys Inlet by just one run in the 30th anniversary game between the two towns that were devastated by the Ash Wednesday bushfires of February 16 1983. The fires killed 75 people and destroyed 2500 homes in South Australia and Victoria. Since February 1984 Macedon and Aireys Inlet have competed […]

Life saver

October 12, 2011


Online magazine Eureka Street has just published a new story. Here’s an excerpt: The doctor told Clyde he had glandular fever and needed a real rest, maybe a spell in a nursing home. ‘I asked, But what about Vera? Who will look after Vera?’ Behind his glasses his eyes reflect the bruise of the question. Read the […]

My father’s bicycle

November 10, 2010


In July 2010, at the time of the Tour de France, The Big Issue published My Father’s Bicycle. had published a shorter version of the story  a few years back but the re-write benefited, not surprisingly, from  talking to some of my father’s mates. Here’s an excerpt from The Big Issue version of the […]