Ellen Vickerman


Ellen Vickerman’s work has won the Newcastle Short Story Award, the Sydney Writers’ Room Prize and the QUT Allen & Unwin Undergraduate Writing Prize, among others.


Unit K13: Life and unrelated studies

GR OnlineCassie’s standing astride the Ducati, waiting under the street lamp that only works sometimes. It’s working right now. He takes off his helmet, kisses you once, then pushes the helmet down onto your head.

Sun queens

GR OnlineThe Motel 6 has taupe walls and a taupe bedspread, and at four in the morning when Cassie wakes up to throw up, we sit on taupe tiles. I smooth my hand up and down her back, which is one of the most famous backs in America


FictionALL THE ROADS in this part of town are bitumen, so Odette’s piece- of-shit Toyota does fine, even in the storm. She parks at the mouth of the cul-de-sac. It’s the only street in Elm Heads that’s on a...

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