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* Contents derived from the Cairns,Cairns area,Ingham - Cairns area,Queensland,:Tropical Writers Group of Cairns,2008 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
Miranda is imprisoned, through no fault of her own. Her days consist of sharing the company of her fellow inmates, scrambling for food at mealtimes, and enduring regular bouts of physical pain to provide breakfast for her keeper.
Percy is enjoying a wildly successful streak on the poker machines! Until, that is, a squeaky wheel on the 10pm train wakes him from his reverie. Percy decides to see if his dream will come true, but fate has a mean twist in store for him.
Wandering through a house and looking at the mess, a woman focuses on trying to make the beds to create some order. However, she cannot comprehend the large hole in the roof that is letting rain in, and the woman who offers to make tea for her.
Andrea's rural life, growing up with her parents and three country bumpkin brothers, fills her with boredom and shame. She longs for a refined life filled with music and dance. However, when the ballet comes to town, along with monsoonal rain, she learns to respect and admire her brothers.
Tiffany, a thirty-five year old Sydney lawyer, is on a mission to north Queensland to find her unknown father. A chance encounter with a local on the street leads to Tiffany finding out all she wants to know.
The death of her aged uncle leads Elizabeth to reconnect with her cousin, and together they hunt for family portraits that have mysteriously disappeared from her uncle's home. Despite their best efforts, they fail to find the portraits. However, a simple answer is eventually revealed.
A local man announces to his boss and work colleagues that he is getting married in a few days. His bride-to-be wants to have a traditional European wedding like those she has seen photos of in a magazine. The groom's colleagues set about trying to outfit him and two groomsmen as best they can in matching outfits.