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Issue Details: First known date: 2016... 2016 Death and Mildred
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'Mildred was only six when she met Death, but she wasn’t afraid.

'He looked nothing like the pictures. He wasn’t a skeleton in a dark robe or a gaunt figure wielding a shining silver pennant (she hadn’t yet learned the word scythe). Instead he wore a ragged but serviceable coat and carried a leather briefcase, and looked a little bit like her father and grandfather and Mr Makras, the lion-voiced librarian at her school, all rolled into one. If Mildred had ever known her mother, Death might have looked a little something like her too.' (Publication abstract)

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    y separately published work icon Aurealis no. 90 9 May 2016 9571272 2016 periodical issue 2016
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