Can You Believe It...: Arts Alliance Anthology

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Arts Alliance of Pine Rivers
Bent Banana Books, 2011 - Queensland - 173 pages
This engaging collection of short stories travels through murder, horror, comedy and the plain bizarre. Discover the Lazarus Syndrome where death is not forever and find the chilling secrets behind the Infinity Microscope and the Black Book. Be touched by the bitter-sweet bush tale of Best Mates and share a mother-and-son bond during wartime in Hope - The Potent Medicine. Meet the lovable rogue Steele Hill, the hapless would-be James Bond, Ernest Moneylove, and a host of finely drawn characters from the psychotic to the warm and generous. The stories are illustrated by five Australian artists, including multi award winner Michelle Caitens and Blake Prize finalist Elena Ventura. Have a free preview. See our links on the right of our home page.

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I have really enjoyed reading the stories in this book and found that the length of the stories are great for those that don't get much time to read. As a working mum to two young girls, a quick story at the end of the day is great. With a such a collection of stories and writing styles, it has opened my eyes to stories that weren't my typical style.  

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 TABLE of CONTENTS:

SLAVES AND MASTERS Margaret Taylor

Illustrator Russell Brown, Tomorrow Never Knows

Storm, poem, Anne Olsson

DEEP RIVER Ronald Holt,

Illustrator Leonie Rombout, Dee Previra

Senior Ladies Health Walk, poem, Vera Murray
FROM FOREVER TO NEVER Rebekah Dowling

Illustrator Marion MacLaughlin

Yusef Boy, parody, Bernie Dowling

JASMINE COTTAGE Anne Olsson

Illustrator Leonie Rombout

Grandad’s Teeth, poem, Vera Murray

BUSH HERITAGE AMBUSHES THE CITY SLICKER

David MacLaughlin Illustrator Leonie Rombout

A Farmer’s Love, poem, Bakthi Ross

PLAUSIBLE DENIABILITY Raelene Purtill

Illustrator Russell Brown, A Spot of Fishing

Feet of Clay, poem, Long John Best

BEWARE OF THE COLEMANS Maurice Hardy

Illustrator Russell Brown, Approaching Storm

MOVE OVER JAMES BOND Assignment 7 V Murray

Illustrator Leonie Rombout

SECRETS UNCOVERED Sharyn Hutchinson

Illustrator Russell Brown, Winter

Now and Then, poem, Long John Best

Illustrator Marion MacLaughlin, The Past is Alive,

Fun in the Snow, poem, Brenda. Simcox-Hunt

VERTICAL BLUE  Belinda Janz

Illustrator Russell Brown, G11-2

 

DON’T SPEAK TO THE HAND Lorraine Noscov

Illustrator Leonie Rombout,

 

BLOODY TINNY BUGGER Carole Young

Illustrator Russell Brown, Perfect Imperfection

MY LOVE Brenda Simcox-Hunt

Illustrator Russell Brown, Passing Time

LADY MADONNA MEETS THE MARTIANS

Bernie Dowling, Illustrator Ken Armstrong

A GRAVE ENDING R. William Penshorn

Illustrator Marion MacLaughlin

WILD LILIES Bakthi Ross

Illustrator Russell Brown, Silent Sorrow

CELEBRATION Pamela Harris

Illustrator Russell Brown, Rose Revisited

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