On ‘John’

John BergerI am delighted but saddened to have a new piece of fiction titled John in Tincture Journal – delighted that Tincture’s tireless editor Daniel Young gave the story a home, saddened because this is the journal’s final issue. The local literary culture is unquestionably poorer for it; apart from being a top guy, Dan edited closely, paid contributors, implemented an innovative e-publishing model and, crucially, gave many new writers their start. As with so much that goes on locally lit-wise, we are likely to only really understand what we had in Tincture now that it has ended.

Oh, and the story? The story is about a chance encounter with John Berger, who I am missing dearly.

Hugs and thanks, Dan.

On ‘The Taipan’

The TaipanMy short story The Taipan has been published over at Berfrois.

Ted “The Taipan” Barrie is a semi-professional boxer from the suburbs of Western Sydney. He will fight soon, but he probably shouldn’t.

Big thanks to Russell Bennetts for giving it a chance.