In this anthology of microliterature over forty writers explore the theme of play – from carefree diversions to fateful games of chance. Here you will find talented writers playing seriously with words, revelling in irreverence and debunking received ideas.
Some revisit schoolyard play with adult sensibility. Others lift the curtain on contemporary geo-politics to reveal the conjurers’ tricks, the capricious workings of power.
Each story, at less than a page in length is a little piece of literary magic. Come marvel.
Edited by award-winning writer, and renowned expert in microlit, Cassandra Atherton. The anthology includes pieces by commissioned well-known writers from Australia and abroad as well as new voices unearthed through the national Microlit Award named in honour of experimental poet, joanne burns.