Mrs Dogwether’s bird moment

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  • Published 20111031
  • ISBN: 9781921758232
  • Extent: 232 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

MRS DOGWETHER’S FRONT door is open but I don’t go in because it smells like chops and cat poo in there. I stand on the doormat and sing out helloo-oo like a tremulous old Mavis.

It’s dark inside. I can’t hear anything. Maybe she’s sitting dead in her yellow chair with the cat clawing at her lap.

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Claire Aman

Claire Aman lives in Grafton, an inspiring town. Her short stories have appeared in Best Australian Stories 2008 and 2014, New Australian Stories 1...

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