McKillop Street single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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The narrator is a homeless man, a former schoolteacher, down on his luck. He generally sleeps in a shelter in West Melbourne. One day, rushing to get to the shelter on time, he falls and sprains his ankle. As he is limping towards the shelter, some drunken men come down the laneway, so he hides to prevent himself from attack. When he wakes in the morning, he finds a young homeless girl sleeping nearby. They begin to talk.

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Link: Web resource Sighted: 26/6/2012
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    y MyStory My Story 2012 Z1870051 2012 anthology short story A collection of twelve stories, downloadable in print or as mp3 recordings, by Tony Birch, Matt Blackwood, Barry Dickins and Cate Kennedy. The stories in this collection are based on the following idea:

    Imagine standing in a laneway. A laneway that you've never explored or one that you've walked down hundreds of times before, and from your mobile phone, an author reads you a unique story set in the very place that you're standing.

    The stories in the collection can be located on the map at
Last amended 26 Jun 2012
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