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Breeding Season single work   short story  
Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Breeding Season
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'It's pre-dawn, all dark. Breeding season. Elise wakes just before her alarm goes off, skin sharp in the cold air. She tugs the blankets back across her body, curls her knees in and lets herself - for a moment - think of Dan asleep at home in Brisbane, long limbs spidered into all the corners of their bed. In her mind, she sits across from him and kiss-counts the freckles on his shoulder. On his nose. His beard tickles her chin. He exhales warm air through his damp gap mouth and he will never know it, how she runs her hand across his clavicle, sternum, ribs as he sleeps; how she traces the lines of his wrist and hip where the flesh is thinnest, where she might so easily push in.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Overland vol. 228 Spring 2017 12331479 2017 periodical issue

    'It has been 100 years since the Tsarist Empire was undone by the will of millions of Russian workers, peasants, and disenfranchised. the first of the 1927 revolutions began - unexpectedly - on International Women's Day, when Petrograd's factories were overflowing with speeches on the state of women's lives.' (Editorial)

    pg. 26-30
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