Monthly Archives: October 2012

The Bush Concerto

THE BUSH CONCERTO The ocean swell disappears leaving the waters flat and unruffled except by the wind chop. To the south an intricate system of creeks pushes deep into the national park. The foreshores are rocky with the occasional swampy … Continue reading

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The Expedition

THE EXPEDITION “I am the albatross that waits for you at the end of the earth; I am the forgotten soul of the dead sailors who crossed Cape Horn from all the seas of the world; but they did not die in the … Continue reading

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The Pilot Car

THE PILOT CAR The ‘frontier’ was once a geographical classification: a desert, a mountain range, an axis of special representation. Metaphors such as ‘virgin land’ were coined to locate this as the place of the Other.  And still a kaleidoscope … Continue reading

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The Little Karoo

The Little Karoo The vineyards and orchards exhibit modern farming techniques; orderly rows of trussed and clipped plants respond to drip fed nutrients plumbed into their systems with sophisticated irrigation. Even the smart modern motorway escorts the visitor through the … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction and Short Stories

Based on real life experiences that are fictionalised to explore themes of development

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