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.
Jena Woodhouse / Dreams of Flight
This is a richly nuanced collection from an accomplished writer of immense style and grace.
Kelly Van Nelson / Rolling in the Mud
Kelly Van Nelson brings her raw trademark style to this eclectic range of bite-sized literary tales, stripping back the layers of false expectations to reveal the human psyche and the stark reality of today.
Errol O'Neill / Denying the Faith
A collection of stories emanating from the experience of growing up, living and working in Australia’s third metropolis.
Colin Rogers / Of Gods, Guitars and Grafters
Four stories that draw upon both the author’s personal experiences and reflect his abiding curiosity about our social history and the manner in which people interact with each other.
Kathleen Fernandes / Wicked & Whimsical
From the pampered to the parsimonious, the strange to the ridiculous, this collection of short stories will amuse, tease and mystify. It will appeal to anyone who likes a laugh and who is bored reading about nice people.
Antonia Hildebrand / A Simple Twist of Fate
These stories show how your fate is twisted by choices you make.
Virgilio Goncalves / Quick as a Wink: 60 stories
Readers will find, within most stories, characters they identify with, either in vexed or, more usually, pleasant ways.
Jacqueline Lonsdale Cuerton / Prophecy & other stories
One remark can give rise to an idea which can lead to a variety of destinations.
Sean Crawley / Dead People Don't Make Jam
In his unique and punchy style, Sean Crawley takes the reader from the bush to the coast, riding on city trains, and into the suburban lives of ordinary Australian families.
Alan C. Williams / The Rain, the Park and Other Things
The Rain, the Park and Other Things is Alan Williams's first collection of stories.
Steve Jacobs / Crossroads
The powerful stories collected in Crossroads deal with the viciousness of apartheid and show how that policy dehumanised South Africans.
Ian Coulls / Bookends
Reflecting a lifetime of travel and people from everywhere, Ian Coulls’s stories are drawn from Western, Middle Eastern and Far Eastern cultures.