Fresh Young Widow single work   short story   horror  
Issue Details: First known date: 2005 2005
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A recently bereaved widow 'holds a revered position in a mythical village: her all-important task is to sheath the newly dead in clay, so that they can be built into the wall that surrounds the village. This morbid but honourable task is reflected in Warren’s own writing: she’s taken a potentially gruesome topic and rendered it in such beautifully crafted prose that it becomes a work of art. Her juxtaposition of the villagers — with their religious fervour and long-held traditions — and her grieving central character’s budding cynicism, creates a poignant, melancholy dichotomy' (Tim Kroenert, Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y The Grinding House Kaaron Warren , Latham : CSFG Publishing , 2005 Z1199444 2005 selected work short story novella horror fantasy Latham : CSFG Publishing , 2005 pg. 5-19
  • Appears in:
    y Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror : Volume One Angela Challis (editor), Shane Jiraiya Cummings (editor), Woodvale : Brimstone Press , 2006 Z1342225 2006 anthology short story essay fantasy horror

    Australian Dark Fantasy and Horror 2006 comprises twelve short stories and five essays of a diverse nature. The fiction ranges from unsettling to frightening, and from the humorous to sad, serving up encounters with zombies, killer glaciers, tortured inventors and samurai heroes among other subjects.

    Woodvale : Brimstone Press , 2006
    pg. 51-69
  • Appears in:
    y The Year's Best Australian Science Fiction and Fantasy : Volume 2 Bill Congreve (editor), Michelle Marquardt (editor), Chatswood : MirrorDanse Books , 2006 Z1371674 2006 anthology short story fantasy science fiction Chatswood : MirrorDanse Books , 2006 pg. 161-180
  • Appears in:
    y The Glass Woman Kaaron Warren , Rockville : Prime Books , 2007 Z1909395 2007 selected work short story fantasy horror science fiction A collection of stories depicting future worlds, stark contemporary settings and alternate realities crossing over the boundaries of science fiction, fantasy and horror. Rockville : Prime Books , 2007 pg. 9-25
  • Appears in:
    y Dead Sea Fruit Kaaron Warren , Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2010 Z1721526 2010 selected work short story novella horror science fiction Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2010 pg. 57-73

Works about this Work

Enjoy a Good Short Story : Bruce Gillespie’s Favourite Short Fiction (SF and Fantasy) Published 1977-2006 Bruce Gillespie , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Steam Engine Time , October no. 7 2007; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Battle of Acosta Nu Gerald Murnane 1985 single work short story ; Looking Forward to the Harvest Cherry Wilder 1979-1991 single work short story ; Inhabiting the Interspaces Philippa Maddern 1979 single work short story ; Pie Row Joe Kevin McKay 1978 single work short story ; The Caress Greg Egan 1990 single work short story ; The Fittest George Turner 1985 single work short story ; A Map of the Mines of Barnath Sean Williams 1995 single work short story ; On the Turn Leanne Frahm 1986 single work short story ; The Bone Ship Terry Dowling 2003 single work short story ; Angel Thing Petrina Smith 1995 single work short story ; Not with Love Philippa Maddern 1995 single work short story ; A Man and His Dreams Marele Day 1996 single work short story ; Wooden Bride Margo Lanagan 2004 single work short story ; The Dove Game Isobelle Carmody 2003 single work short story ; White Time Margo Lanagan 2003 single work short story ; The Gloaming Lucy Sussex 2000 single work short story ; Number 3 Raw Place Deborah Biancotti 2004 single work short story ; Singing My Sister Down Margo Lanagan 2004 single work short story ; The Grinding House Kaaron Warren 2005 selected work short story novella ; Basic Black Terry Dowling 1978 single work short story ; One Thing About the Night Terry Dowling 2005 single work short story ; Fresh Young Widow Kaaron Warren 2005 single work short story ; Bones Rjurik Davidson 2004 single work short story ; Re-Deem the Time David J. Lake 1978 single work short story
Enjoy a Good Short Story : Bruce Gillespie’s Favourite Short Fiction (SF and Fantasy) Published 1977-2006 Bruce Gillespie , 2007 single work review
— Appears in: Steam Engine Time , October no. 7 2007; (p. 28-29)

— Review of The Battle of Acosta Nu Gerald Murnane 1985 single work short story ; Looking Forward to the Harvest Cherry Wilder 1979-1991 single work short story ; Inhabiting the Interspaces Philippa Maddern 1979 single work short story ; Pie Row Joe Kevin McKay 1978 single work short story ; The Caress Greg Egan 1990 single work short story ; The Fittest George Turner 1985 single work short story ; A Map of the Mines of Barnath Sean Williams 1995 single work short story ; On the Turn Leanne Frahm 1986 single work short story ; The Bone Ship Terry Dowling 2003 single work short story ; Angel Thing Petrina Smith 1995 single work short story ; Not with Love Philippa Maddern 1995 single work short story ; A Man and His Dreams Marele Day 1996 single work short story ; Wooden Bride Margo Lanagan 2004 single work short story ; The Dove Game Isobelle Carmody 2003 single work short story ; White Time Margo Lanagan 2003 single work short story ; The Gloaming Lucy Sussex 2000 single work short story ; Number 3 Raw Place Deborah Biancotti 2004 single work short story ; Singing My Sister Down Margo Lanagan 2004 single work short story ; The Grinding House Kaaron Warren 2005 selected work short story novella ; Basic Black Terry Dowling 1978 single work short story ; One Thing About the Night Terry Dowling 2005 single work short story ; Fresh Young Widow Kaaron Warren 2005 single work short story ; Bones Rjurik Davidson 2004 single work short story ; Re-Deem the Time David J. Lake 1978 single work short story
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