Category: Issue Eleven

  • Issue Eleven Fiction.

    Issue Eleven Fiction.

    Every Shiny Thing on Fire by Keren Heenan. Good Neighbours by Jane Downing. Habits by Jessica Murdoch. Not a Threat by Cora Tate. Stainless Steel by Alexander Todd. Sweet Charity by Lyn Mitchell. House of Rot by PJ Petraitis. Life Unfurling by  Ellen Lewis. THE INHERITANCE: VIGNETTES By Annette Koco. When life gives you lemons… by…

  • Issue Eleven Poetry: Human Rights

    Issue Eleven Poetry: Human Rights

    Speciation, A Cento Anne Casey Scarcity Commission, a cento Anne Casey A City Girl Anne Casey Examination Anne Casey Water Pistols Kate Maxwell Supreme Settings Kate Maxwell Fallen nomads Kate Maxwell A strand of hair Wendy J. Dunn Heiress with the beehive hairdo Denise O’Hagan hemline of lost memories Denise O’Hagan Shelter Les Wicks  

  • Issue Eleven Interviews

    Issue Eleven Interviews

    Carol Ann Major   Christine Bell   Karen Viggers   Kate Murdoch   Rachel Chen   Adrian Eppel

  • Every Shiny Thing on Fire

    Every Shiny Thing on Fire

    By Keren Heenan The sky that morning red as a sailor’s warning, yet nothing by afternoon. No cloud but cirrus, no wind but a hush like the breeze was waiting, like everything was waiting. Waiting for something to fall, or explode. And just before nightfall the sky is a bruised, livid yellow, with dark clouds…

  • Good Neighbours

    Good Neighbours

     By Jane Downing The water was gushing onto the tiles, lifting breadcrumbs, grated carrot and all the bits and scraps that hadn’t been swept for weeks. Bethany’s momentary snap of housewifely guilt was drowned in the rising tide. ‘Stay out,’ she shouted at Lucinda. The toddler’s eyes were wide, unbalanced by a war between concern and…

  • Interview with Kate Murdoch: Challenging Societal Ideals Within the Walls of a Chateau.  

    Interview with Kate Murdoch: Challenging Societal Ideals Within the Walls of a Chateau.  

    By Louise Sapphira   The Orange Grove allows the reader to come to their own conclusions about the characters.  Kate Murdoch’s historical fiction novel, The Orange Grove, weaves a narrative of the challenges women go through in the early eighteenth century in France. The conflict is set in motion when the Duc falls in love…

  • Interview with Karen Viggers: How Nature and People Merge.

    Interview with Karen Viggers: How Nature and People Merge.

    Interview by Louise Sapphira The Orchardist’s Daughter shows how you can be betrayed by nature or grow in its surroundings. Karen Viggers’ latest novel The Orchardist’s Daughter reveals how coercive behaviour can exist within a family and community. Karen’s novel begins when Mikaela (Miki) and her older brother Kurt are left to their own means…

  • Interview with Rachel Chen

    Interview with Rachel Chen

    Interview by Jill Sioson After working long, hard hours, Rachel loves to unwind with a good rom-com and escape- preferably with Matthew McConaughey. With passion and grit, Rachel looks to the future of our film industry with hope, encouraging others to enjoy the journey and to say “yes!” more often. Tell us a bit about…

  • Interview with Adrian Eppel

    Interview with Adrian Eppel

    Interview by Jill Sioson Writer, Director, Editor, and Cinematographer. Founder of AGrade Media.   Adrian Eppel is a self-motivated, opportunistic, story-teller; who is never not creating. His perseverance and optimistic outlook towards his craft and the industry leaves one inspired to pursue their own passions and to be reminded that “everything will work out in…

  • Stainless Steel

    Stainless Steel

    By Alexander Todd Wet weather. Wonderful. Just bloody wonderful. I pulled my hood closer over my head. It took a lot for stainless steel to rust, but I had been warned with tales of others going home on a rainy night and waking up as a statue. Stiff, unmoving, less than whatever less than human…

  • Interview with Christine Bell: Finding the Reality Within a Person’s Journey

    Interview with Christine Bell: Finding the Reality Within a Person’s Journey

    Interview by Louise Sapphira A woman’s journey that shows raw honesty and courage despite her youth.   Christine Bell’s No Small Shame is a novel from the point of view of a young woman, Mary, the main protagonist. Mary has the strength to take on what is thrown at her, deal with it, and see…

  • Interview with Carol Major: Pulling Apart Binaries

    Interview with Carol Major: Pulling Apart Binaries

    Interview by Louise Sapphira   The heartache of losing someone you love using the metaphor of war.   Carol Major’s memoir The Asparagus Wars is an emotive journey about losing her talented daughter to muscular dystrophy, a daughter who was also diagnosed with bowel cancer that could not be conventionally treated. But the memoir is…

  • Habits

    Habits

    By Jessica Murdoch   Content note: Alcohol, suicide attempts, suicide ideation   For a long time, I couldn’t stand to listen to a voice message from my mother. A missed call. A notification to phone 101 MessageBank. The forced brightness in her tone as she would ask me to ‘Call whenever you get this.’ It…

  • Not A Threat

    Not A Threat

    By Cora Tate.  Some of Rob’s friends, and some of his ex-girlfriends, thought him a little nutty, because he talked to animals—or to ‘non-human animals’ as he would say—and not just to Stella, the orphaned Stellar’s Jay hand-reared by a local family. Walking to or from a neighbour’s or friend’s home, Rob would say, ‘Hello,…

  • Sweet Charity

    Sweet Charity

    By Lyn Mitchell   Based on life I’ve known   EXT. SHOPPING CENTRE, BURWOOD EAST – AFTERNOON The RSPCA charity shop lived in a small shopping centre at the Burwood East junction on Burwood Highway and High Street Road. Convenience and a feeling of village life makes the shopping centre a popular destination. A tram…