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Jack sometimes slept on his back, one arm flung across, face buried in the crook of his elbow. He lay still, hardly breathing. Their bedroom might have been any room, anywhere, but for the smell of wattle-blossom coming in through the fly-screen. And the heat. The night was seamless, inky. It poured into the house, filling up the space between walls, muffling. Lara lay in the dark beside Jack, listening to frog-song with clenched jaw. There was always a mosquito, more than one. She bunched the damp sheet in her fists, wringing. She could feel the heat coming off Jack's body where her thigh ran alongside his. He was so still. Sometimes Lara believed that he might have smothered himself with the weight of his own limb...

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    y separately published work icon Meanjin vol. 76 no. 4 December 2017 12338039 2017 periodical issue

    'We live in a moment giddy with change. Change is constant, change is fast. Change can be its own rationale, an unquestioned, irresistible propulsion to a quickly unfolding and possibly unimaginable future. Has it ever been thus? Well, yes and no. Change is both a part of what it is to be human—a desire in many cultures for progress and growth—and one of things that makes us—in many cultures—fearful and anxious.' (Editorial)

    pg. 56-60
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