Short Stories

“Climb”

a voice that is “utterly engrossing and daringly novel” – Rose Michael

Winner, 2012 Hal Porter Short Story Competition
Local Writer Runner-up, Eastern Regional Libraries National Short Story Competition 2010
Published in Award Winning Bush Verse & Stories 2013

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“Danny Boy”

“… very well written and beautifully paced … a very strategic piece of story-telling that unwinds its skein with great care and subtlety …” – Amanda Lohrey
“… builds an aching suspense crafted carefully around a core of empathy …” – Lynette Washington

Runner-up, 2012 Carmel Bird Award
Published as an eStory in Amanda Lohrey Selects
Performed as part of Little Fictions I Heart LGBTQI at Knox Street Bar, Sydney, February 2017. Little Fictions is a collaboration between Knox St Bar and Spineless Wonders publishers. Listen here

“Blood Relations”

Winner, 2014 John O’Brien Festival Writing Competition
Published in Award Winning Australian Writing 2014

“A Single Life”

Shortlisted, 2017 Margaret River Short Story Competition. Published in Joiner Bay and other stories, Margaret River Press, June 2017.

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“A Single Life”

Published in A Lasting Conversation – Stories on Ageing, Brandl & Schlesinger, 2020

“Close To The People”

“… could so easily have led to disaster but instead the story maintains its style and class from start to finish. Funny and serious all at the same time” – Dr Patrick West

“Close To The People swims against the tide of correct behaviour and expected technique … The story is gleeful fun with never a dark moment.” – Sally Odgers

Winner, 2016 Margot Manchester Memorial Short Story Award
Highly Commended, 2013 Trudy Graham-Julie Lewis Literary Award for Prose
Longlisted, The Big Issue 2015 fiction edition
Published in Crush: stories about love, MidnightSun 2017

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“Albert By The Creek”

Published in The Mirror, Stringybark Books 2021

“Winston Mahaffey’s Hat”

“…richly textured…” – Michelle Michau-Crawford

Highly Commended, 2016 Lyndall Hadow/Donald Stuart Short Story Award

“Talk Of The Town”

“Funny, neatly written and with rough, living dialogue to die for … a superior comedy of menace” – Peter Ramshaw

Winner, Port Writers Inc. Short Story Competition, 2017
Shortlisted, 2014 Lyndall Haddow/Donald Stuart Short Story Competition

“He Turned Up”

Shortlisted, 2019 Lyndall Haddow/Donald Stuart Short Story Competition

“Claimed By The Sea”

Longlisted, 2016 Wollongong Writers Short Story Prize
Longlisted, 2018 Margaret River Short Story Competition

“A Bench, A Bard, A Turning Tide”

Longlisted, 2019 Margaret River Short Story Competition

“In The Time Between”

Highly Commended, Ellen Kemp Memorial Prize, 2017

“Wine-Dark Sea”

Performed as part of Little Fictions Christmas Mashup at Knox Street Bar, Sydney, December 2016. Little Fictions is a collaboration between Knox St Bar and Spineless Wonders publishers.

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