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Taking flight (preview)

December 23, 2014

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The Big Issue has just published Taking flight. It’s a story about racing pigeons and swimming nuns. About technology and memory. About marathons and the sun. It’s a story about the sea and the desert. It’s a story about talking to a bloke at the beach.   The Big Issue is available from street vendors: […]

363 Swims

February 21, 2014

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This story was first published (as ‘A Life Aquatic’) in The Big Issue (#451, 7-20 Feb 2014) Wake, ride, swim. Wake, ride, swim. Wake, ride, swim. It seemed feasible. Maybe even worthwhile. Go for a short swim, just a dip really, 365 days in a row. At the small suburban beach a five minute bike […]

A Life Aquatic (preview)

February 7, 2014

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The Big Issue has just published A Life Aquatic, a light yarn about a notion: to swim every day for a year. Outdoors. Here’s an extract: But trouble lay ahead. Trouble called mountains. Trouble called a river that was too shallow and too dirty. Trouble called a waterfall that was too deep and too rocky. […]

Waist deep

January 8, 2011

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The Australian edition of The Big Issue has just published Waist Deep, a story about the ebb and flow of friendships, and about finding a sense of belonging. Here’s an excerpt: I had no place here, I told myself again. I’m an impostor, here for the benefit of my own selfish curiosity. But now standing […]

Swimming in ink

November 17, 2010

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Eureka Street has today published Swimming in ink, a story that began with one thought – the opening line – and then took on a life of its own. Here’s an excerpt: He is out there, a fellow water man, in the real dark, in the blue-black ink. I am just here in the shallows, […]