A bawdy tale about storytelling and desire.

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First published in Hecate (2015) and more recently produced as an audio story by Radio National (2016). Read the full text below and/or listen along here.

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The sock-seller is making me laugh as I stroll and he struts through Skopje city park. The sock-seller in his crocodile shoes, always a pointed toe's length in front, telling me his wise-fool, guest-worker stories from Germany – about the lies he had to tell to get the jobs.

    'I told them: Yes, of course. My family and I are master cow-washers from generations. We shampoo and condition cows morning and n...

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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