These perfectly formed microfictions provide glimpses into the everyday challenges of family life, relationships, ageing and loss. McCreery’s characters are typical humans – flawed, vulnerable, frustrating and frustrated. Told with empathy and wit and honed with a wordsmith’s skill, Loopholes makes us see ourselves and each other differently.
'To succeed, microfiction must combine efficiency of text with
immediacy of imagery and neat narrative twists, all in a space small
enough for a single reading. It's an artform that Susan McCreery shows a
masterly command of.'
Hilary Simmons, BOOKS+PUBLISHING
'Susan McCreery is a writer of insight and compassion who understands the complexities of human connection. Better than that, she is sharp, funny, and unpredictable.'
ALI JANE SMITH
'Ranging in length from a page to four lines, Susan McCreery's vivid glimpses into diverse lives and situations will amuse, shock and inspire you.'
EMERITUS PROFESSOR ELIZABETH WEBBY AM
'Shattered glass, shifting shadows – these insights into the psyche are both chilling and hilarious. Ernest Hemingway, eat your heart out.'
'Reading McCreery's one-page stories is like being a kid holding a Whitman's Sampler Box and trying to pick your favourite chocolate. Yum, gritty as pistachio. Yum, creamy as caramel. Of course I had to devour all of them in one sitting.'
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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