Short Story

Short Story: Departures

When Jim and Audrey board a round-the-world cruise in the UK, they decide to visit their son and his young […]

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Short Story: The making of an expat synapsis

Learning to adjust to a different rhythm of life in a foreign culture brings unanticipated rewards and downsides for an […]

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Short Story: Choosing hope

Paul and Katie had spent a lifetime together in love. But when doctors gave them the terminal diagnosis, they had […]

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Short Story: Rails

When a young woman abandons technology and travels to the opposite side of the world to find happiness, she learns […]

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Short Story: Memento Mori

Behind permanently closed blinds, Mimi’s life with her mother had become intolerable but a burgeoning interest in true crime gave ‘Daddy’s […]

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Short Story: Nineteen Steps

War veteran Jack is less than happy when city kids invade his quiet country community. But his wife Elsie welcomes […]

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Short Story: Post-Mortem

When Margaret dies after a long and painful illness, her friends are bereft. But their sadness turns to shock when […]

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Short Story: Frothing

It’s the start of summer in Sydney. The smell of Aerogard wafts up my nostrils followed by a hint of […]

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Short Story: The Bra in the Pohutukawa tree

“Gordy,” she says, leaning over me. Her breath smells of lunch, nothing unpleasant like my liquid food that smells of […]

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Short Story: One bag

It wasn’t the first time that he had been there, but it was the first time that Anna really saw […]

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Short Story: Under the cover of darkness

They turned up unexpectedly, uninvited and unwelcome guests they were, that Sunday in June. He and his little sidekick, strutting […]

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Short Story: Home, sweet home

Do you have a whole lot of stuff that you hold onto because you might need it one day?” “Yeah, […]

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Short Story: Taxi driver

Where are you from?” It was the question I asked the taxi driver whose name was Dragan. The moment I saw […]

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Short Story: When it’s my time

The first glints of morning light peep through the vertical blinds. On cue the Holden ute next door, the one […]

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Short Story: The peace lily – a story in three breakfasts

First Breakfast She wakes gradually, the earthy fragrance of fresh coffee calling her to the new day. She reaches out […]

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Short Story: Breaking Free

The feeling was with her all night, like a heavy rock in the middle of her gut. She couldn’t quite name […]

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Short Story: Love Came

I cannot write. I am not a poet. I am not an author of any kind. Never will my work be […]

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Short Story: Nana’s Secret

She breathed in deeply. There was still a part of her that thought she could back out, even now. Stuck in […]

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Short Story: Walk to Work

It will be a long, tough road, says the doctor. Dorothy cries. Bill kisses her gently on the forehead. She’s […]

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What’s Your Favourite Short Story?

Vote for your favourite short story by one of our MiNDFOOD readers.

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MiNDFOOD Short Story Winners 2016

Announcing the winners of our Short Story competition for 2016…

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Superhero

Celia Coyne’s moving story “Superhero”, about a daughter’s relationship with her mother who suffers from ill mental health, impressed the judges enough to be one of the grand winners of this year’s competition.

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The Quest

“The Quest” focuses on the mysterious Jelly Woman and her quest for an elusive cake. This intriguing story impressed the judges to be the grand winner for this year.

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A Clash of Cultures

Our first winner in MiNDFOOD’s Short Story Competition is Chris Marcic. Chris retired to the east coast of Australia with her musician husband nearly three years ago after spending 38 years in Alice Springs. In the Centre, she worked variously as a newspaper journalist, ministerial officer, high school English teacher and casual presenter for 783ABC, Alice Springs. Since retiring, she has been able to devote more time to writing and has done well in local literary competitions over the last couple of years. When not writing, you’ll find her down at the beach walking her dogs, swimming or paddle-boarding when the tide is high.

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