The story is set in rural Australia in the nineteenth century. It is a murder mystery, about a Polish bushranger.
This short story was also performed as a theatre piece, staged in Wagga Wagga, in connection with the city's Space Program. It also appeared as a radio play on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation's Radio National program in October 2006.
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s.l.:s.n.,2006Z13138852006single work drama radio play 'A single shot rings out through the bush, startling the crows and echoing through the landscape.
'In a wooden hut in a clearing, a woman waits for her husband to return from a journey.' Open Shot', Schulz's first radio play, is 'set in Australia's early colonial days, he explores the effects of isolation and loneliness, and how a single act can reverberate through the lives of others just like the shot reverberates through the bush.'
Source: ABC Radio National website, http://www.abc.net.au/rn/airplay/stories/2006/1732448.htm Sighted: 03/09/2006