Browsing All posts tagged under »Williamstown«

Stereo and other Stories 2016

February 1, 2016

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Greetings dear reader, Creative conundrum: my busyness with Stereo Stories these past two years has run parallel with me writing less stories about the beach and the family and sport and suburbia. Has the need to think about staging, lighting, guest performers, set lists, running sheets, public liability, social media and heavens know what else […]

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 […]