Based on a teensy bit of truth, this is a cautionary tale about having a wife and pet bear who share the same name.

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Published by the NZ journal Headland (2016).  Click here to purchase the journal and read the full story. Here is a teaser.

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Not that long ago, in Macedonia, there was a man. He lived in a small town on a cobbled street in a wooden house. In it, he had a wife and a bear. He also had a job – not in the house, but at the metal smelter in the town's centre. It was this or nothing else. So it was unfortunate, then, that the products and byproducts from the metal smelter contaminated and pois...

A story about two old widowers who keep what must be a very large rabbit.

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First published in Hecate (2015) and produced as audio story by Radio National (2016). Read the full text below or click here to listen.

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On a borrowed bicycle, I'm cutting through a burnt-out field. In the distance I can see two old men. One is short and fat and the other is tall and skinny. They are carrying big bunches of weeds like bouquets draped in their arms. They're walking towards me, as if in slow motion. And I am moving towards them, a little faster, but not much, along the lumpy dirt path.

    Finally, we are face to f...

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