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Harper Collins Award Winning Short Story by Shirley Chalmers

The Onion Picker’s Daughter     The old green Ford Pilot is standing in the road like a patient elephant waiting for its load. The hot Queensland day is slowly dying, with a sighing breeze stirring dust from the leaves of the nearby gums. It will soon be getting dark and Dad is hurrying us, […]

Rambling Rose and Miss Seganto

Nomads abound, especially these days as the grey variety stock up their caravans or Winnebagos to go touring. The holiday parks are packed with them. I guess I became a nomad when Dad sold the farm at Imbil in Queensland and moved the family to Boreen Point, a lovely spot on the shore of Lake […]

Author Bio update – Shirley Chalmers

About the author… Shirley Chalmers lives in country Victoria with her husband Nigel. Two sons, a daughter-in-law and three grandsons living in Melbourne were the magnet that drew them from their home at Maroochydore to the beautiful rolling hills of the Strzelecki Ranges in South Gippsland. Since retiring they have enjoyed having time to pursue […]