A recently bereaved widow 'holds a revered position in a mythical village: her all-important task is to sheath the newly dead in clay, so that they can be built into the wall that surrounds the village. This morbid but honourable task is reflected in Warren’s own writing: she’s taken a potentially gruesome topic and rendered it in such beautifully crafted prose that it becomes a work of art. Her juxtaposition of the villagers — with their religious fervour and long-held traditions — and her grieving central character’s budding cynicism, creates a poignant, melancholy dichotomy' (Tim Kroenert, Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus).
'A disparate group of people live on the top of a mountain in the harsh bright light. How did they get there? Nobody can remember and they are satisfied with their oblivion until Neal arrives' (Kathryn Linge, Australian Speculative Fiction in Focus)
A woman, haunted by the ghost of her grandmother, seeks enlightenment in a mysterious Scottish castle.
'In Kaaron Warren’s “Polish,” our protagonist's parents have died and her brother is tearing down their childhood house. She's driving there with her girlfriend one last time to say her goodbyes to the ghost of her youth. Of course, in this case, the ghost is literal, the shade of a young woman polishing her brass bed. And on her visit, our protagonist learns why.'
Source: Tangent (http://www.tangentonline.com/print–bi-monthly-reviewsmenu-260/andromeda-spaceways-inflight-magazine-reviewsmenu-96/1056-andromeda-spaceways-inflight-magazine-issue-28). (Sighted: 31/3/2016)