Category Archives: INTRIGUING

Intriguing

THE NAME OF THE BEAST

Something unwholesome is alive in deserted Phosphate House, and I can give it a name. * The old building, its extensive shedding and broad loading areas have been abandoned for some years now. Half of the businesses in our industrial … Continue reading

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COMPLEXITY

Taking a break from yarns… Edward was seven. It was winter. The guest house where the family was staying that long weekend was heated. In the main lounge, full of adult smells of beer, tobacco smoke and perfume, whole logs … Continue reading

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THE WEEPER

Andrew Essig is still making money in Sydney property. His nose for the “coming” area is still uncanny. Forty years ago, when the thrust to outer suburbia had slowed and a few inner city suburbs like Paddington and Balmain were … Continue reading

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WOY WOY

So, it actually pulled out of Central on time! His friends up the coast warned him the train would start late and probably lose more time on the way. He could only hope they would meet him punctually at Coffs … 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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