The Fence

Ratnam Keese

As pressure and anger over a new fence builds, more profound personal divisions become evident which will prove far more difficult to comprehend.


Rani’s new neighbours want to replace the old fence between their two yards. But for Rani, the fence is no mere boundary. It is the centrepiece for a beautiful and tranquil world in miniature, which has been living and thriving undisturbed for years.

Ratnam Keese gives a unique voice and insightful perspective to an instantly recognisable theme, that challenges us to reflect on when we last took the time to stop and consider the perspective from the other side of the fence.

About The Author:

Ratnam Keese is a Visual Artist and writer. In 2012 she was shortlisted for the Calibre Prize for ‘Mapping the Edges of the Night’.

Author interview here.

The Amanda Lohrey Selects Series

Spineless Wonders is proud to offer this series of twelve beautifully-written digital long stories selected for us by award-winning Australian author, Amanda Lohrey

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