Skater

Type
Poetry

A skateboarder hisses down Salisbury Crescent,
the sound of a soluble Panadol in the glass.
The night is packed full of fog. Only the rolling

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Old couch - Stewart
Type
Poetry

I wrote lines during a period of insanity, too

Flung them on the riverbed which flooded
that week next. Not short of invectives, I cursed
pebbles as flint, startling the public of Wagga

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Fox
Type
Poetry

Foxes strung up on fence on Toodyay-Bindi Bindi Road: in the accusative

On land cleared to a few trees
you say you’re protecting
native wildlife (but not kangaroos,

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daffodils
Type
Fiction

Story Wine Prize winner: That inward eye

On the bus she’s pressed next to a man with the same grey hair as her father, and he’s reading the news while the rain falls outside the windows on the new blossoms, and she thinks how glad she is of the fact of spring because it reminds her of when she was four …

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Type
Fiction
Category
Writing

Story Wine Prize: judges’ report

It was the great pleasure of the judges (Campbell Mattinson, Clare Strahan and me) to read through the 400 submissions for the Overland Story Wine Prize, whittling down the excellent offerings to our top twelve, and rereading those a number of times to determine the winner and runners-up.

Each judge was impressed with the diversity, cleverness and pathos of the submissions.