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Issue Details: First known date: 2011... 2011 Illuminations : The Alan Marshall Short Story Award 2003-2010
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Contents

* Contents derived from the Greensborough, Watsonia - Greensborough - Plenty area, Melbourne - Northeast, Melbourne, Victoria,:Nillumbik Shire Council , 2011 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Introduction, Rachel Hennessy , single work criticism (p. 1-8)
In Full Working Order, Chris Fontana , single work short story (p. 11-20)
Rosa Perpetua, Helen Lucas , single work short story (p. 21-26)
The Heavy Dress, Julia Inglis , single work short story (p. 31-38)
The Rumour, Jenneke Baker , single work short story (p. 39-48)
In Shadows, Bill Collopy , single work short story
'Ali, a boat person, risks his life for the land of opportunity - and ends up in a cage.' - (Journeys, p.105)
(p. 53-62)
Troubled Waters, Rafaela Henry , single work short story (p. 63-66)
White Sheets, Carlie Jennings , single work short story (p. 69-76)
What to Have Done, What Not to Have Done, Stephen Holden , single work short story (p. 77-82)
The Satisfying Summer of Burton Yglesias, John Griffin , single work short story (p. 85-92)
The Foxhole, Helen Hewitt , single work short story

The narrator recalls an old guilty memory while meditating, and resolves to expose it. As a child, the narrator often played with their uncle, Harry, who had Down syndrome; their mother died in childbirth, leaving Aunty to raise them on their grandparents' farm. Mrs B's son, Andrew, was maimed during the war, leaving him one-armed. He also started to accompany Harry and the narrator.

Harry loved foxes and kept close watch on a fox den in the dam wall. However, one day Andrew comes to kill the foxes; the narrator shouts a warning to Harry at the last minute. Harry accidentally shoots Andrew dead in the struggle. When Aunty arrives at the scene and learns what happened from the narrator, Aunty kills Harry before disguising the scene as a murder-suicide, claiming it would be kinder to Harry.

In the present, after Aunty's death, the narrator is determined to let Mrs B know her son was not a murderer.

(p. 93-102)
This Old Man, Pierz Newton-John , single work short story (p. 107-116)
Christopher, Isabella Mead , single work short story (p. 117-122)
The Things that Lucille Did, Ruby Murray , single work short story (p. 125-134)
The Moontreader, Eliza Henry-Jones , single work short story (p. 135-140)
Yellow, Chris Fontana , single work short story (p. 143-152)
The Dead Dog, Thomas Banger , single work short story (p. 153-156)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Greensborough, Watsonia - Greensborough - Plenty area, Melbourne - Northeast, Melbourne, Victoria,: Nillumbik Shire Council , 2011 .
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      Extent: 158p.
      ISBN: Illuminations : the Alan Marshall Short Story Award 2003-2010
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