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Issue Details: First known date: 1997 1997
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  • Epigraph: When an archer is shooting for nothing
    He has all his skill
    If he shoots for a brass buckle
    He is already nervous
    If he shoots for a prize of gold
    He goes blind
    Or sees two targets-
    He is out of his mind!

    His skill has not changed. But the prize
    Divides him. He cares.
    He thinks more of winning
    Than of shooting-
    And the need to win
    Drains him of power. (Chuang Tzu)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y Meanjin vol. 56 no. 1 1997 Z616840 1997 periodical issue 1997 pg. 46-55
  • Appears in:
    y The Turning Tim Winton , Sydney : Picador , 2004 Z1146280 2004 selected work short story (taught in 12 units)

    The Turning comprises seventeen overlapping stories of second thoughts and mid-life regret set in the brooding small-town world of coastal Western Australia. Here are turnings of all kinds - changes of heart, nasty surprises, slow awakenings, sudden detours - where people struggle against the terrible weight of the past and challenge the lives they've made for themselves.

    These elegiac stories examine the darkness and frailty of ordinary people and celebrate the moments when the light shines through.

    Sydney : Picador , 2004
    pg. 171-187
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