Bureau of Meteorology

At the Bureau of Meteorology when Dusty Storm got to work this particular morning, he found his colleague Evy Rainer at his computer. When Evy saw Dusty enter the forecast room, he greeted him, “Morning Dusty, Owyar goin’?” “Yer, not bad mate, yourself?” replied...

Back for Christmas

Back for Christmas. A Short Story by Russell Perry. Bob Warner rolled the pill bottle around in his hand and read the label again. He couldn’t remember how many times he had read it but guessed about ten. He looked at the name, “Temazepam”; The treatment had been...

And the Music Played

A Short Story by Peter CarseldineEdith Blakesley and her husband Doctor Tobias Blakesley drove away from the University where they were both lecturers. Doctor Blakesley was the head of English Studies and Mrs. Edith Blakesley lectured in Archaeology. Once out on the...

The New Order

THE  RIPPLE  EFFECT  OF  THE  NEW  ORDER.The Odd Couple, the Mild-Mannered Man and the Well-Worn Woman, live on a ‘Do No Harm’ basis in a modest cottage in a conservative exurban suburb in south east Queensland. They are an excellent fit with the crisis of the...

The April Fool

A Pinch and a punch for the first of the month and all that, so enticing particularly to schoolkids, but it was irresistible to bullying bastards that delighted in it also being his birthday. The first of April had always been tinged with sour memories.He had been an...