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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Five Thousand Squares
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Kaye, mother of two, has been preparing for the apocalypse with her friend Micha, whom she met at an arthritis support group. When her communicator wakes her up, she finds out the flooding has begun. She brings her children into a vehicle, a sola-bub, and they make their way to Micha.

Along the way, they encounter difficulties: the sola-bub breaks down once, they pick up a lost child, and they can't reach Micha's base. Instead, Micha deploys a hot air balloon to bring them all to live on a farm.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Arthritis.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First 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. 217-242
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