Monthly Archives: June 2012

THE MOTHER: A TUSCAN GHOST STORY

To permanent board members of the Etruria Society (for publication after my decease, at members’ and editor’s discretion): As you may know, an acquaintance, a man of some notoriety, left a posthumous account of two very strange and connected occurrences … Continue reading

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QUINLIVIN IS LOOSE (QUINLIVIN I)

Late evening, mid-winter, outside Armidale, along the old highway – that’s lonely. Surrounded by treeless, frosted sheep paddocks gnawed to the root, the oddly named Palms Service Station was large, not all that old. It had been renovated fifteen years … Continue reading

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DRAGON

The thing had raged all day. It had spat and clawed at us as we tried to slow its advance. We took the food from its intended path, but it jumped, climbed and found food high up where we could … Continue reading

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GLOBAL INGRATITUDE: A PILGRIM’S TALE

The hills between Sarria and Santiago are a last walking stage, and also a last geographic phase, of the Camino de Santiago. In country that’s stony yet also fat and glary-green, water is everywhere: as rain and mist, as rushing … Continue reading

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