Can our differing ideas and attitudes towards pets and livestock, tell us more about our own nature and our relationships with each other? How can people of widely differing beliefs, opinions and philosophies build a lasting and meaningful connection?

Sue Booker explores these issues through her sensitive development of two characters and their fragile relationship, from their initial forgotten encounter to a terrible and disturbing ending.

Sue Booker’s short fiction has appeared in Meanjin, Escape (Spineless Wonders), Regime and Encounters: Modern Australian Short Stories. Her long fiction has attracted mentorships from the ASA and Varuna. She is currently exploring in-between-length fiction. 

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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  • Amanda Lohrey Selects series long story Spineless Wonders animals animal rights animal welfare beliefs opinions relationships
    Language: English / Published: 09 October 2013


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    Spineless Wonders

    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.

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