Welcome to BIRDSWORDS

The posts on this site consist of examples of my short stories, essays, and extracts from my novels.

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Here is a list of the titles on the site:

Beginning in 2017

DECEMBER 2017 ‘Speech at State Library of Victoria’‘Fairy Tales at the Ian Potter Museum’;

NOVEMBER 2017UNDERSTATEMENT‘ from Dear Writer Revisited’; ‘Now Ida Haunts the Car Park’; ‘Rose of Jericho’

OCTOBER 2017 ‘I Hear the Chopper Going Over‘;Euthanasia and the Good Butler; Extract from novel ‘Family Skeleton‘; ‘The Matter of the Mosque‘; Extract from ‘The Bluebird Cafe’; ‘My Hearts Are Your Hearts‘;’The Dead Aviatrix and the Stratemeyer Syndicate’

JANUARY 2018 ‘New Year – the Folio Society Diary’;     ‘Ashes to Ashes – is it cricket?’;         A MEMORY OF AUBERON WAUGH AND THE FOXGLOVE SAGA;     SPANISH SHORT STORIES – MEMOIR AND COMMENT;     ‘All Souls’ translation from Spanish of a story by Gerardo Rodriguez Salas

MARCH 2018

 ‘Mathinna’;  RAF THE DOG.

APRIL 2018

MERMAID; PENNYWIEGHT FLAT CHILDREN’S CEMETERY

MAY 2018 

Tasmanian Memoir of WW2

‘JEREMY’

JUNE 2018

‘EXTINCTION OF SPECIES – A LOVE LETTER TO LOLA’

JULY 2018

The Red Riding Hood Virus‘ – a short feminist essay

AUGUST 2018

“The Cinnamon Walls of the Incarnation Convent’ – from The White Garden

SEPTEMBER 2018

Extract from FAIR GAME – a memoir

OCTOBER 2018

‘Maytime Fair’ – short story beginning with misbehaviour of a bank

NOVEMBER 2018

‘Waiting to be seated’ – a short story response to 9/11

DECEMBER 2018

‘Beware the Tasmanian Sniffer Dog’ on growing up as a writer in Tasmania

JANUARY 2019

The witch, the elephant – and here comes the sun

FEBRUARY 2019

MARCH 2019

Birds of a Feather – on getting an agent

APRIL 2019

Mary Had Always Been Fond of Dogs

MAY 2019

My review of Star-Crossed by Minnie Darke

JULY 2019

Tasmanian Gothic

SEPTEMBER 2019

Resurrection Plant