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'By the time I got to my mum's house I was already starting to think there might be something wrong with me and then Mum asked me how I was and I told her I have this cyst on my back that hurts when I touch it, and Mum said that's disgusting, that's disgusting, how are you going to find a husband if you keep talking like that, if you talk about your body like that, and I said Mum, I don't need to find a husband, I don't expect to find a husband anyway, I tend to only have sex with drunk guys, and Mum grimaced and told me that if I don't respect myself I'll never find a good man, and that if I just met a good man I wouldn't have to humiliate myself, and I said no, Mum, you don't understand, I only have sex with drunk guys because when I cum I make this guttural noise with my throat, it feels like it's coming from my stomach, like a kitchen sink when you drain the water, or like a dying toad, I've had it ever since I was a teenager and it's done nothing but escalate in volume and depth, when I lost my virginity the guys I was with were kind of grossed out, but drunk guys don't seem to notice it because they're drunk and they're usually already asleep by the time I cum, so we all get along, and Mum stood up and pointed to the door and said I told you not to talk like that, get out, and I said alright, and as I walked down the steps I called out and asked if she would prefer it if I lied to her and she said no, I don't want you to lie to me, I just wish you were different.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon The Lifted Brow no. 33 March 2017 11019933 2017 periodical issue

    'The Australian Senate is soon to debate a bill that, if passed, would prevent people who arrive by boat seeking asylum in Australia from ever gaining long-term settlement and protection, and, as a consequence, ultimately rewrite the definition of ‘refugee’ in this country. Allegedly a deterrent to people smugglers and an effort to stop people drowning at sea, the proposal is the product of a policy that attempts to shift the meaning of words in order to violate human rights and international law, gag information, and dehumanise victims.' (Editorial Introduction (Brady-Brown, Annabel and Dzunko, Zoe Lifted Brow, The, No. 33,(3))

    pg. 26-28
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Best Australian Stories 2017 Maxine Beneba Clarke (editor), Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017 11466622 2017 anthology short story

    'In The Best Australian Stories, acclaimed writer Maxine Beneba Clarke brings together our country’s leading literary talents. Herself an award-winning short-story writer, Beneba Clarke selects exceptional stories that resonate with experience and truth, and celebrate the art of storytelling.' (Publication summary)

    Carlton : Black Inc. , 2017
    pg. 108-112
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