Susan’s writing has been published in the following publications and her plays have been performed.

SHORT STORIES, MEMOIR/CREATIVE NON-FICTION & POETRY:

‘He Never Did Like Snakes’, flash fiction in Three Can Keep a Secret, Night Parrot Press anthology, 2022. Purchase here or from these retailers.

 

 

‘The Sword Dance’, a short non-fiction piece in Exisle Publishing’s Love and Loss book, 2020. Purchase here.

 

 

‘Lost on the Rua DQ Instituto Industrial’, poetry, in Broken: In My View 2019, a compilation of the winning short stories, poems and photography from the ‘In my View’ competition. Conducted by the West Australian Photographic Federation, 2019.

‘Sweet and Sour’, a short fiction piece in Peregrine XXXIII journal, 2019. Purchase from Amherst Writers here or from Amazon.

 

 

‘Black on Black’, a creative non-fiction piece in Westerly: New Creative, an online journal published by The Westerly Centre, University of Western Australia, 2016. You can download this edition for free here.

‘The Room They No Longer Enter’, a short fiction piece placed second in the 2016 Scribes ‘Short Takes’ Prose Competition. Published on the Scribes Writers website, 2016.

‘The Long Goodbye’, a short story in the anthology Other Voices: a collection of short stories. Published by the Advanced Writers Group at Peter Cowan Writers Centre Inc, 2012. The anthology is available in e-book format from the following e-tailers:
Amazon Australia  Amazon Kindle  Google books  Scribd  and Kobo.

 

‘The Hyenas’ and ‘Escaping the Silence’, short stories published in Interpretive Ink, an anthology by the Edith Cowan University Community Writing Class, 2007.

 

 

MICRO FICTION – morsels you can sample over a tea or coffee:

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‘Life Lessons 2022: Onion Peeling for Grandmothers’, flash fiction, WritingWA Love to Read Local Flash Fiction Competition, 2022. Read here. 

 

 

‘The Visit’, a micro fiction piece written to three prompts with a word limit of up to 50 words. Selected as a monthly winner in the KSP Quarantine Quill competition. Published in the KSP Monthly e-newsletter, May 2020.


The Visit

Always there to welcome her home. Memories of frosty nights cocooned in her dressing-gown, sipping warm milk by the fireplace. Pet gecko, a comforting presence on her hand. After her mother died, she found it on the quilt, withered and unmoving. The grief was too much to bear.

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Anticipation, a micro fiction piece written to three prompts with a word limit of up to 50 words. Selected as a monthly winner in the KSP Quarantine Quill competition. Published in the KSP Monthly e-newsletter, June 2020.


Anticipation

Butter   sugar   lemon juice
mixed
over boiling water
eggs added
stirred till thickened
left to cool
anticipation for
lemon tarts and
cupcakes

curtains part   intruder enters
bludgeons rival
thud of body slumping
attacker savours mouthfuls
delicious lemon curd
pockets tatty paper
Granny’s famed recipe
anticipates reclaiming
‘Best in Show’

PLAY READINGS/PERFORMANCES:

  • Play reading for Mobiles, a ten-minute play inspired by the Peter Cowan short story ‘Mobiles’ at Joondalup Library, 9 August 2015.
  • Allie’s Amazing Adventures, a children’s musical theatre script performed by Rise Performing Arts School.
  • Plenoch’s Puzzle, a children’s musical theatre script performed by Hepburn Heights School of Performing Arts.