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Australia

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by ZARA VALE (Australia)

November 2021

You cringe as the door opens with a loud beep, but no one comes running. 

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by LOIS BELOVED (Australia)

December 2020

At first they stand, orphaned, like a line of birds, 

first on one foot, then the other, in unison.

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by AILEEN BAK (Australia)

April 2021

As a Haenyeo, a Korean sea-woman, her day was just beginning, even before the sun rose in the bitter oceanic cold to ready herself to dive for her day's catch.

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by ENLING LIAO (Australia)

April 2019

Thirty-two nights without seeing a start

Bright, shining, good luck, good luck for me.

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by ENLING LIAO (Australia)

September 2019

Late afternoon. I never knew a whisper, soft and sweet, could sing

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by GRACE LOVE (Australia)

September 2019

We walked along the small terrace of grass, the blinding heat of the sun forgotten . . .

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by KIANA JACKSON (Australia)

September 2019

You're deplorable, horrible, despicable, ignorable. You reiterate, evaluate, desiccate . . .

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by BRITNEY PHAM (Australia)

April 2019

The silence can be eerie

Dark, damp and cold