'Ever since I can remember, Mama has had a snake living inside her mouth.'
So begins the strange tale of involving the Popop, Mr Anders and Mama. Ben Spencer has created a voodoo-like tale of loss, sickness and otherworldliness with such intensity that it feels weirdly grounded in the here and now.
This story is part of Spineless Wonders’ new digital platform, Slinkies, a series aimed at publishing and promoting the work of a handful of carefully selected Australian under-30s.
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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