Almanac Literary: Proximity

The very short story is a notoriously difficult art for a writer to pull off successfully; KD has a crack in his Friday piece.

Almanac Short Story: The Dead Pocket

Make yourself a cuppa or crack open a beer and sit down to enjoy this fine short story about a footy club and a coach and a past and a present, by Murray Walding.

Almanac Short Story – I love the races

With a keen observer’s eye, Barry Mitchell brings to life another character of the racetrack in this short story. [Have you seen this person floating around the Spring carnival? – Ed]

Almanac Short Story – I love the punt

Barry Mitchell, Almanac short-story writer and 200 game VFL/AFL player, takes us trackside in this story. It’s the Spring racing carnival in Melbourne… [Telling observations – Ed].

A short story based on Bruce Dawe’s “Drifters”

Mickey Randall finds the perfect inspiration for a story in “Drifters,” Bruce Dawe’s timeless poem.

Almanac Fiction: Thunderballers

Rob Bath has dusted off a short story that was already dated when first published in the 1980s, being set some 20 years earlier. Anybody remember the extreme sport known as Pigeon Toe?

Footy Short Story: The Test

by Matt Zurbo
A wedding is scheduled for Grand Final day.

Three Premierships

    “Why is this place underground?” the new bloke asked. “Are you serious? All places like this are underground,” the long time bloke said. “Interrogation rooms, chemical weapon facilities, covert government departments.” “Yeah, but-“ “This is big business. Millions of dollars are spent here, which leads to billions in the broader economy. Our results [Read more]