Ann Lax / Collected Stories
Ten engaging and diverse stories reflecting contemporary situations and dilemmas.
Liz Newton / Secrets and Wishes: Short stories
Liz Newton takes the reader into the lives of others, where relationships and families are dissected and reimagined.
Simon Stuart / Stories of Strangers
Simon Stuart’s short stories have appeared in several literary magazines. He teaches and plays the double bass for a living.
Jeanell Buckley / Storm Over Sydney
This sequence of stories follows the journey of ten people across a sultry Sydney day as a storm builds.
Sean Crawley / Long Jetty Short Stories 1
Sean Crawley writes about the everyday suburban lives of people trying to make sense of their relationships with each other and the ever changing world in which they reside.
George Genovese / The Bookworm and other stories
While most of the characters you’ll meet in these pages are far from perfect, and, with all their anxieties, foibles and frailties, a world away from being heroic, they are recognisably human.
Nasrin Mahoutchi-Hosaini / Standing in the Cold
asrin Mahoutchi-Hosaini’s first collection of short fiction reveals symmetries of memory, hauntings and exile.
Carol Patterson / After the Crash & other Tasmanian stories
hese stories draw us into the many worlds of Carol Patterson’s imagination and experience, and we immediately become invested, as readers, in the characters and the dilemmas they face.
Richard Inwood / The Wandering Albatross & other stories
Many of Richard’s stories are based on his life and some make hair-raising reading.
Jane Carmody / Seaside Tales of Death or Destruction
The sea is rendered as a capricious backdrop to the frailties, failures and fraudulence of the characters as they fathom psychological or physical depths and test their courage to sink or swim.
C.L. Flood / With These We Will Never Go Hungry
Tackling themes of loss, domestic violence, death, rebirth, childhood and motherhood, this collection sees a keen and poignant eye combined with a succinct turn of phrase.
Elizabeth Heij / The Sylvia Trap and other short shorts
This collection of short and micro stories arises from imagination working on snippets of ideas gleaned across the times and places of my life.
Carol Chandler / Watched and other stories
This is rich, liminal prose that keeps you constantly engaged, wanting clarity and resolution in a world of compromised relationships and disturbing self-awareness.
Vashti Farrer / Figures in the Landscape
Vashti Farrer places characters in their historical settings or quirky, timeless situations, and explores the power of human interaction with humour, poignancy and compassion.
Mary Pomfret / Bouquet of Traps
Mary Pomfret offers a bouquet of vignettes to the reader willing to be led from the surface sweetness of existence to the dark underside of the banal and every day.
Helen Lyne / Love, Disappointment and Other Joys of Life
The characters in this collection of thirty-one stories kick over the rock of life’s disappointments and discover freedom, joy, love, laughter and well-satisfied lust.
Edna Taylor / Paving Stones
Some of these stories start in the middle - with folks on the way to somewhere - but the middle is only a continuation of what has happened previously and is a precursor to what is going to happen next.
Julie Thorndyke / Divertimento
Survival, desire, disaster; misadventure, murder and magic combine in this unique collection of tales set in locations including old rural Australia, present-day cities and the distant mystical past.
David Brelsford / Hot Chocolate
David Brelsford won the Hula Manu writing competition at the Brigham Young University Hawaii Campus in 1973.
Peter Rodgers / Life, Death and Other Distractions
Life, Death and Other Distractions is a masterclass for the writing of short stories.