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Dorothy Simmons Dorothy Simmons i(A29831 works by) (a.k.a. Dotty Simmons; Dotti Simmons)
Born: Established: 1950
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Northern Ireland,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
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Gender: Female
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1 Opposable Thumbs Dorothy Simmons , 2018 single work short story
— Appears in: Four W New Writing , no. 29 2018; (p. 108-115)
1 In Your Face Dorothy Simmons , 2017 single work short story
— Appears in: FourW , no. 28 2017; (p. 150-157)
1 Frocking Up Dorothy Simmons , 2016 single work short story
— Appears in: FourW New Writing Twenty-Seven , no. 27 2016; (p. 117-123)
1 1 y separately published work icon Living like a Kelly : A Novel Dorothy Simmons , North Melbourne : Australian Scholarly Publishing , 2015 9046221 2015 single work novel historical fiction

'Greta, Victoria, 1911.

A thunder-storm forces journalist Brian Cookson to seek shelter at a roadside cottage; he is taken in by three little girls and the old woman they call Gran. Cookson starts to explain that he has to write a story about Dan Kelly and Steve Hart of the Kelly Gang being alive and well in South Africa. The old woman spins round and glares.

' "Lies, lies, lies!"

'Cookson is dumbfounded.

"But how can you know?"

"I am his mother."

'Will she ever trust a newspaper man with the truth about living like a Kelly?' (Publication summary)

1 On the Hour Dorothy Simmons , 2015 single work prose
— Appears in: Out of Place : Prose Poems and Microfiction 2015; (p. 81)
1 Try Me Dorothy Simmons , 2015 single work short story
— Appears in: FourW New Writing Twenty-Six 2015; (p. 124-130)
1 Water and Bridges Dorothy Simmons , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: Hecate , vol. 40 no. 1 2014; (p. 155-164)
1 Our Ned : The Makeup of Myth Dorothy Simmons , 2014 single work criticism
— Appears in: Antipodes , December vol. 28 no. 2 2014; (p. 416-425)
'Definitions of myth, from accounts of creation to religious creeds, from Freud's Oedipus complex to today's media "legends," are as diverse as their makers. They do have one common denominator, however; all of them tell a "made-up" story, and also in the popular use of the word to mean a lie. Peter Carey challenges that usage directly by calling his novel a True History of the Kelly Gang. Simmons examines the truthfulness of myth with specific reference to Carey's mythopoeic fiction. Since Carey's narrative voice is that of Ned Kelly himself, Carey focuses particularly on the hero, or "man-myth."' (Publication summary)
1 Sight Unseen Dorothy Simmons , 2014 single work short story
— Appears in: New Writing : Twenty Five 2014; (p. 146-151)
1 Epitaph i "Vaporised.", Dorothy Simmons , 2014 single work poetry
— Appears in: SWAMP , March no. 14 2014;
1 No Surrender Dorothy Simmons , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: Fire : A Collection of Stories, Poems and Visual Images 2013; (p. 98-114)
1 Proverb Dorothy Simmons , 2013 single work poetry
— Appears in: New Writing , no. 24 2013; (p. 146)
1 Off the Map Dorothy Simmons , 2013 single work short story
— Appears in: Knitting and Other Stories : Margaret River Short Story Competition 2013 2013; (p. 31-44)
1 At the Station Dorothy Simmons , 2011 single work short story
— Appears in: FourW , no. 22 2011; (p. 128-134)
1 The Notorious Mrs. K Dorothy Simmons , 2010 single work short story
— Appears in: The Best Australian Stories 2010 2010; (p. 148-155)
1 Belfast Boys i "More room in the city now, cul de sacs cleared,", Dorothy Simmons , 2009 single work poetry
— Appears in: FourW , no. 20 2009; (p. 141)
1 Backwards God Dorothy Simmons , 2008 single work short story
— Appears in: Four W , no. 19 2008; (p. 83-89)
1 This is the Question i "This itch we have to scratch: this ontological wankery,", Dorothy Simmons , 2006-2007 single work poetry
— Appears in: Five Bells , Summer vol. 14 no. 1 2006-2007; (p. 34)
1 Prognosis i "'Hello?'", Dorothy Simmons , 2006 single work poetry
— Appears in: Four W , no. 17 2006; (p. 22) Antithesis , no. 23 2013; (p. 54)
1 The Gift Dorothy Simmons , 2004 single work short story
— Appears in: Four W , no. 15 2004; (p. 143-150)
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