Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Intruder

“You need time alone, Jen,” Stephanie told her as she pressed the keys to the cottage in her hands. “Go to Quiet Cove for the weekend; just relax and forget everyone else for once. Everything is there – you don’t … Continue reading

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The Contract

Gerry is dead and I am rich. In a short space of time I would have been rich anyway, but not as rich as I am now that he’s dead. A cold chill runs down my spine as I recall … Continue reading

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The Games They Play

A visit to the Sandford home was an ordeal. No one, least of all their parents, was exempt from the pranks of a bunch of the wildest kids in the bush. The Sandfords lived on an isolated cattle station in … Continue reading

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The Pantechnicon

Every time I see a pantechnicon, I wonder about the contents of that canvas bundle. It was a long time ago when I was just a bit more than a lad, but to this day I’ve never experienced such fear … Continue reading

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The Bespoken Dog

“Nah, ya can’t have that one – he’s bespoken. Take ya pick of the others.” Jess and Charlie looked at them. They were all cute enough, the best of a few breeds but only the brindle one really appealed. He … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas Old Man

Summers on Andado Station were always very hot and dry. There were long periods when no rain fell, so Charlie spent his time doing the ‘bore run’ checking that there were no problems with the windmills and ensuring there was … Continue reading

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Money For Jam

The sun hung low in the western sky when Fred brought his horse to a halt at the hitching rail in front of the saddle shed. Wearily he tipped his well worn Akubra towards the back of his head and … Continue reading

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