Stoned Crow: Caroline Reid

May 20, 2013By Bronwyn MehanStoned Crows interviews No Comments

1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which is published in Stoned Crows & other Australian icons? An idea to write a trilogy of 3 very short stories, each with a character called Michael in it. Could be the same Michael, or could be three different Michaels . This is the first story … Read More

Stoned Crow: Barrie Walsh

May 13, 2013By Bronwyn MehanStoned Crows interviews No Comments

1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which is published in Stoned Crows & other Australian icons? Inspiration for Howbeit I Howszat came from Melbourne’s Spring Racing Carnival 2013 at the time of writing to Stoned Crows.  2.Tell us about your process.  Take us through an example if you want. My thought process … Read More

Stoned Crow: Paul Mitchell

May 6, 2013By Bronwyn MehanStoned Crows interviews No Comments

1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which is published in Stoned Crows & other Australian icons? ‘The Veteran’ came out of a number of dream sequences I’d written that formed part of a novel. Now in about its sixth draft. I no longer needed them in the novel, but I always liked … Read More

Stoned Crow: Anna Kerdijk Nicholson

April 29, 2013By Bronwyn MehanStoned Crows interviews No Comments

1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which is published in Stoned Crows & other Australian icons?There were a number of inspirations for these prose poems. ‘At Sculpture by the Sea’ is probably self-explanatory. It was a damaging experience in many ways. ‘The Mind Travels’ was my awareness that the mind goes as … Read More

Stoned Crow: Mark O’Flynn

April 18, 2013By Bronwyn MehanStoned Crows interviews No Comments

1. What inspired you to write the prose poem/microfiction which is published in Stoned Crows & other Australian icons? I had collected a bunch of short aphorisms over several years that appealed to me. These took the form of pearls of wisdom from a range of different sources, including philosophy, haiku, other poets and many … Read More

Spineless Wonders asks Jane Skelton

April 9, 2013By Bronwyn Mehaninterviews No Comments

1. Who are the short fiction authors you admire (Australian or otherwise, alive or dead)?  Patrick White. He was a great short fiction writer, as well as novelist. Have read and re-read his stories, especially the collection, The Cockatoos. I still read them and discover new things.  The novella, A Woman’s Hand contains some of … Read More

Long Story winner – Felicity Volk

March 12, 2013By Bronwyn Mehanfeature article No Comments

What Amanda Lohrey said about Felicity Volk’s winning story – Go, you are sent forth (Ite, missa est) ‘ I chose this as the winner because it is a fully developed story. It took me somewhere interesting, it surprised me at several turns, i.e. it developed, and developed interestingly, and it took some bold risks … Read More

Australian Icons competition results

January 26, 2013By Bronwyn Mehanfeature article No Comments

SPINELESS WONDERS is proud to announce the results of the Australian Icons Prose Poetry and Microfiction competition, judged by Carol Jenkins.  Our warmest congratulations go to: WINNER ($300) Mark O’Flynn, under the maw of luna park HIGHLY COMMENDED Richard Holt, Bush burial Stu Hatton, down south Trina Denner, Playing Outside Paul Mitchell, The Old Man … Read More