Having made that decision, Mr. Shields set about planning his own wake, with his family and friends around him. Together they created a highly personalised ceremony filled with love and gentle humour that offered everyone a chance to celebrate a life well lived and to say goodbye.
Invincible – Part Three
He sat in the interview room, the bright overhead light pulsing into his eyes, adding to the white noise in… Read more Invincible – Part Three
Invincible – Part Two
The house had its own language at night, the wind ransacking the roof space or lifting the curtains with a… Read more Invincible – Part Two
Invincible – Part One
He watched the house from the dark beneath the old eucalypt that grew near the wall, waiting for the lights… Read more Invincible – Part One
The Reluctant Digital Immigrant
At the time I thought their reaction ridiculous. I was twenty-eight, and the CD player was the latest craze.
‘Once Upon a River’ by Diane Setterfield – a review
This novel has a lot to offer, a rich fabric woven of strong characters, good dialogue, plot twists and puzzles.
Bell Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Review –
not worth the price of the ticket ★½ (Bell Shakespeare 2018) What piece of theatre could be more apt in… Read more Bell Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar Review –
Josie was on her knees scrubbing the toilet floor when the doorbell rang. She pulled off her rubber gloves as… Read more The Sister
Reflection on the genesis of ‘Why have you come?’
Many people have asked me what this poem is about. One young male friend in my workshopping group thought it… Read more Reflection on the genesis of ‘Why have you come?’
Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
Fever Dream is translated by Megan McDowell from the original Spanish and was published by Oneworld Publications in 2017. Opaque… Read more Fever Dream by Samanta Schweblin
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