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Two Somebodies Go Hunting single work   short story   science fiction  
Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Two Somebodies Go Hunting
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When a drone catches sight of a kangaroo, siblings Lexi and Jeff set out to hunt it while their mother stays behind with little Jackie. Lexi's leg is shortened after a bad fracture, slowing her down on the shifting sand dunes; she squabbles with the younger Jeff, frustrated at times by his autism.

They find the kangaroo, but when Lexi startles Jeff into an outburst, they lose it. After Lexi comforts Jeff through a panic attack, she reveals that she broke her leg trying to save Jeff from a bad fall. The siblings reconcile.

The next morning, the first rain in a decade falls, and they find fish in the creek bed where Lexi broke her leg.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Shortened leg after a bad break, chronic pain, autism.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view Third person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Defying Doomsday Tsana Dolichva (editor), Holly Kench (editor), Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2016 9322595 2016 anthology short story

    'Teens form an all-girl band in the face of an impending comet.

 A woman faces giant spiders to collect silk and protect her family.

 New friends take their radio show on the road in search of plague survivors. 

A man seeks love in a fading world. 

How would you survive the apocalypse?

    Defying Doomsday is an anthology of apocalypse fiction featuring disabled and chronically ill protagonists, proving it’s not always the “fittest” who survive - it’s the most tenacious, stubborn, enduring and innovative characters who have the best chance of adapting when everything is lost' (publication blurb).

    Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2016
    pg. 157-176


2018 finalist Norma K. Hemming Award Short Fiction
Last amended 30 Apr 2018 10:00:14