“Double-Life Diary”

Friday6pm. Arsenic hour.Nit combs, home-readers, sight-words,permission-notes, show-and-tells.Toilet-roll tubes and tape. Sly-replies. Click-to-register.She will coach their team for the first season,source satin ribbons in jewel colorsfor girl-of-the-game, youtube the rules. Tonight. She will bleach the sink and pots.Or write a poem. She will have the second square of chocolateand a glass of Sancerre, but abstainfrom all…

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Audrey Molloy

Audrey lives in Sydney where she works part-time as a medical writer and full-time as chef, chauffeur and washerwoman to three spirited young children. Her short story, “The Wallet,” was short-listed for the Southern Cross literary competition in 2015 and her short fiction piece, “One Beetle, Two Beetle,” was long-listed for the Over the Edge new writer of the year competition, also in 2015. Her poetry has been published in Australian literary publications and one of her poems won the Tethered by Letters Fall poetry contest. Another of her poems is currently long-listed for the Plough Poetry Prize (UK).

Ryan Gajda

Ryan Gajda is an illustrator based in Bristol, UK. He spends a large amount of his time making scratchy portraits of Bill Murray and you can see more of his work on Instagram: @ryangajda or Twitter: @ryangajda. He also has a blog: http://www.sundaydogparade.com where he posts a new piece of work every Tuesday and has done for the last three and a half years (in spite of overwhelming public apathy).

First Featured In: No. 5, summer 2016

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