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Issue Details: First known date: 1985... 1985 Watchers
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Brenda Madigan avoided the sight of her body these days. She had arthritis; her fingers, once long, slender and tapered, olive skinned, were now twisted and sallow, covered with knobs. They curved under like claws, but lacked the strength that word implies. Her feet were swollen and so were her hip joints: when she levered herself onto her feet from a chair she could hear the thigh bones grinding woodenly against each other. Walking, her buttocks protruded unnaturally and her knees swivelled awkwardly in to meet each other. The illness had sapped her confidence too. She avoided strangers and asked no-one to the house.

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Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Arthritis.
    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 Quadrant vol. 29 no. 3 March 1985 Z588929 1985 periodical issue 1985 pg. 68-69
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Counting Backwards and Other Stories Suzanne Edgar , St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1991 Z155705 1991 selected work short story St Lucia : University of Queensland Press , 1991 pg. 25-30
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  • Canberra, Australian Capital Territory,
  • Coast,
  • Urban,
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