Browsing All posts tagged under »Williamstown«

The novice

January 26, 2015

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Cricket and snorkelling leave you with plenty of time to ponder the big questions. Can I actually bowl? Can I bat? Am I breathing?

Taking flight

January 5, 2015

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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. […]

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. […]

Visiting George (preview)

December 7, 2013

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The Big Issue has just published Visiting George, about visiting a neighbour in a nursing home earlier this year. The non-fiction story is part of The Big Issue Christmas Edition, which features a short piece of fiction by  Scottish author Irvine Welsh (Trainspotting). Here’s an extract from Visiting George: A young bloke bought George’s old […]

What, Knott a Magpie?

June 10, 2013

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About two months ago a Williamstown mate who used to live in Ouyen mentioned that a former neighbour played footy for Collingwood, Richmond and Williamstown. One thing led to another – an approach to an editor here and there – and on June 9 the sports pages of The Sunday Age ran a piece called […]