Rae, a postgraduate student, lives in a terrace with her dog, Nana. After posting an advertisement seeking a new housemate, she meets Astrid who seems to be the only suitable applicant. And more importantly, she likes dogs.
At first, Rae tries to welcome Astrid and her strange habits – such as her addiction to reality television and frozen dinners and her refusal to leave the house beyond walking Nana.
Rae slowly realises that the manipulative Astrid isn’t as harmless as she appears to be.
In 'Rent', Anthony Lynch explores the tensions that can arise in shared houses and the surprising power of passiveness, in a simple yet intriguing narrative.
Spineless Wonders is proud to offer this series of twelve beautifully-written digital long stories selected for us by award-winning Australian author, Michael McGirr. To find out more, go to shortaustralianstories.com.au
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