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When not coaching at the short story boot camp or running creative writing sessions in Vienna, Austria, I’m writing.  My most recent short story “Night of the Sand People” was accepted for publication this week by The School Magazine–Australia’s leading children’s literary magazine.   117 more words

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He lowered his hat over his eyes, doubled his fists in his pockets, and hunched his
shoulders to shield himself from the violence of the wind. 322 more words

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Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust

Go sit on your grandmother’s rocking chair, on the porch of that strange house – the one
which harbours the memories of a family you have never known. 404 more words

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Nature Morte

There is something stifling about the summer heat during the last few days of August, as
nature treats herself to the last days of a dionysian self-celebration of her own power, before reclining in a long-suffering agony. 393 more words

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The Window Frame Cuts Out a Stunning Picture

“We ordered three glasses of wine, and drank to the idea.” – Anna Bidder

The window frame cuts out a stunning picture.

The sun fell out of the sky.

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Creative writing at The Vienna Workshop Gallery

The Vienna Workshop Gallery has an open day next weekend (Saturday 3rd June). I’ll be there with information about the creative writing sessions and courses for children and adults that I’ll be running at the gallery in the autumn. 58 more words

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May Creative Cafe

What fun we had at the May 2017 Creative Cafe session in Vienna! Among our various creative writing activities, we used our “inspirational snippets” (gathered in the days leading up to our session) to spontaneously write team stories. 560 more words

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