After being scammed on Airbnb, a young woman finds herself lost in an unfamiliar city. She ends up staying with an old friend, whose motives she can't discern. When she chances upon a strange painting dated with the year 2133, she becomes obsessed with its secretive artist. As the mystery deepens, her suspicions about her old friend grow, and her ties to family back home begin to fray, she watches her life spiralling away from her.
This story is part of Spineless Wonders’ new digital platform, Slinkies, a series aimed at publishing and promoting selected Australian writers under 30.
short_story short_Australian_stories Spineless_Wonders fiction short_fiction Australian_fiction travel Japan contemporary_art isolation Slinkies Language: English / Published: 31 May 2017
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Spineless Wonders is devoted to short, quality fiction produced by Australian writers. We’re interested in brief fiction in all its forms – short story, novella, sudden fiction and prose poems. We publish all kinds of stories – contemporary realist, black comedy, steam punk, historical, literary, romance, psychological, mystery, crime, futurist, speculative and genres yet to be labelled.www.shortaustralianstories.com.au