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‘Bringing together 20 very different stories, My Life and Other Fictions is a bold debut from Michael Giacometti and a unique exercise in experimentation with form and voice.’ ELIZABETH FLUX, Books+ Publishing An Aboriginal girl craves her abused ma’s touch, Raymond Carver confronts his editor with guns and whiskey, after untold...
In the near future, a dystopian atmosphere, a system designed to stop overpopulation, you see how long you have until your death.
What some people take for granted is often what others pray for.
Bel Caldwell is a veteran detective of the NYPD, working violent crimes. While battling problems in his own life, he is called to a chilling crime scene that destroys his notions of good and evil, bringing him deep into the darkness of the human soul — and a grudge that continues to remain, even after the body has been laid to rest.
Previously paralysed by procrastination, David is releasing short stories under this title. The first is about deniaL, the second and third concern individual hidden talents. The fourth concerns a phone call from the bush. Your opinion its appreciated.
Two Bums is a story about two homeless men in a fictitious city called Willington (not to be confused with the city in New Zealand which is pronounced the same by its inhbitants). One day they stumble upon a large sum of money which intended as a ransom. What follows is a laugh a minute game of cat and mouse which is sure to keep you...
Read it from cover to cover, or take a dip – these 67 microfictions are all under 250 words. Humans at their most hilarious, vulnerable and offbeat.
Need a short tale to fill in a few waiting moments? Here is a collection of 500+ word stories written to prompts. You'll find a few unexpected twists and endings in this mixture of humour and pathos and many philosophical shades in between,
Please read only if you can handle twisted reality
A selection of poetry that ponders the ridiculous, the unknown and unknowable.
For months, people asked us 'where is the glue' with increasing volume and urgency. Well, my friends- I shall tell you. For mine is a tale of intrigue.
Poetry written about everything but the kitchen sink (and maybe that too if I get sad enough).
Van Gogh once said, 'Teach us to look and see!' We don’t always see when we look. I am convinced I am not the only one to look but not always see. Eyes are also for seeing things that are easily missed but bring an element of surprise. Looking with purpose awakens previously unseen fascinations, understandings, and insights of our...
A man falsely accused attempts to prove his innocence in a sadistic trial
This is a short piece which means a lot to me. A poem about doubt and opportunity. I would love to know what it means to each person.
This heart warming poem is about the complexity of defining strength and how the term means something different to everyone. In this poem, Bilal shares his love and appreciation for his father and how he is indeed "the strongest man in the world". This piece and many more are included in the 2017 Bankstown Poetry Slam Anthology,...
When eighteen-year-old Mia survives a mass shooting at her high school she is left traumatised and confused. The shooter is her best friend. She attends college where she is the only witness to the murder of a man, who unknown to her, is working for a secret organisation to produce a genetically modified virus. As he dies he transfers...
Remember: Anything could happen in the streets of Baltimore. Therefore, there's no such thing as being too cautious because here, you have no choice but to B'More Careful.
An unsettling glimpse through the window of other people's lives. Sometimes savagely funny, sometimes provocative, but always disturbing in its observation of where contemporary life meets the odd and uncanny.
Today we announced our partnership with the State Library Victoria and pulled the covers off of a new product, Communities. This is a world-first initiative that allows libraries, publishers and other groups to host their own writing and reading space, all inside Tablo. Here's everything you need to know.
We've just released a fully redesigned reading experience on Tablo, and a brand new logo to match it. Here's the lowdown on everything you need to know about our big new updates.
Here's everything you need to know about Tablo, our product, and even some of our plans.
A candid interview with Ben Hobson, author of 'To Become a Whale', containing wise words of advice on writing and getting published.
This short story was a finalist in the Carmel Bird Short Story Award, selected by Amanda Lohrey (2012). An elderly lady, afflicted with dementia, reveals the answer to a decades-long murder mystery.
This is a journal of my world which will be filled with short stories of my journey through this thing called life....
A short flash fiction piece for Christmas