Down Under Fiction

Saturday, September 8, 2007

THE DEATH AND RESURRECTION OF A CITY: A FABLE

Vehement megalomaniacs espousing obvious messages of hatred did not bring our world to an end. Freedom was not, at first, taken from us by means of dogs and guns and prison labour camps. Our world came to an end through the steadily unfolding strategies of bland little men of cautious regard who... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 31, 2006

THE UNEXPECTED TERRORIST

When Donaldson was first confronted by the writhing mass of the international media, he did not speak about heroism nor present himself as a humble man caught up in the complexities of modern times. When Donaldson first leaned forward to speak into the bundle of microphones, he spoke about the queue... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

LOUISE'S STORY

Louise Macintyre was tall for her age. She could have played basketball if it wasn’t for her poor ball handling skills and her inclination to cerebral adventures as could be found between the covers of a book. People said she was just like her father who was a writer and who also failed to be... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

AN UNKNOWN MUSIC

William (Bill) James Turner was born a simple man and his life unfolded much as might be imagined. On a Saturday afternoon he could be found in the midst of the most hard-core supporters, yelling abuse at the umpire and erupting with primal celebratory energy on the few occasions when his... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, July 7, 2006

WOMAN IN A BLACK DRESS

The woman peered through the windows of DJ’s department store. She was wearing a black dress as though she was about to go to an opera or a play or an elegant dinner engagement. It was midday on a Saturday and she therefore looked elegantly displaced. She wondered at the price of the boots that were... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, July 3, 2006

FRANKIE'S STORY

Frankie Macintyre came from a family of petty crooks and lunatics. His mentally disturbed grandmother tried to hold up a bank in Dubbo with little more than a plastic M16 and an evil glint in her eye. When the tellers burst out laughing at the sight of the old woman, who was shaking and swearing... Sign in to see full entry.

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