Shout

This piece has just been published on StereoStories . Marysville Hotel, Victoria. 1977 By the time I met the Australian rock legend Johnny O’Keefe in 1977, I was working as a roadie for a middle-of-the-road pub band. They played the classic hits that suburban and country audiences wanted to hear. Hardly rock and roll heaven but … Continue reading Shout

Occasional Ravings: Never mind the jabberwocky, there are worse critters out there.

Recently I experimented with two mutual feedback writing sites: Scribophile and Critique Circle. My main motivation was to receive feedback from other writers without having to pay for it, which is what you have to do on most publishing and competition sites. The principles for each are similar i.e. critique a lot of other people's … Continue reading Occasional Ravings: Never mind the jabberwocky, there are worse critters out there.

The J curves

This piece was written for the weekly Six Sentence Challenge with the prompt word of 'rivalry'. All of her sons (Jebediah, Jared, Jehosophat, James, Japheth and Jonah) stood at the open grave of Judith Johannson (nee Jericho), where she would finally rest adjacent to her late husband, Joshua. The rivalry between the sons was legendary … Continue reading The J curves

The extraordinary abstract … thing.

When it first appeared at the Spendthrift Mall, few people paid any attention to it. Most assumed it was some sort of promotional gimmick and continued their beeline for the supermarket or the specialty shop they came to visit. The sitters were the first to notice. The older folk just wanting to get out of … Continue reading The extraordinary abstract … thing.