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Issue Details: First known date: 2010... 2010 White Crocodile Jazz
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The narrator, Tom Tom, and his friend, Bob, work for a mystic named Turner. Tom Tom was picked up as a child by Turner and is mute, while Bob is a Vietnamese man with dwarfism. The two collect animals such as snakes for Turner to use in her mystic business.

When they return home and find Turner murdered, they seek out revenge. Tom Tom undergoes a ritual with the Crocodile Woman, Turner's old friend and fellow mystic. By eating a python's heart, Tom Tom learns in a vision that Turner was unintentionally killed by three people who were high.




  • Warning: Please be aware that this work may contain words, terms or descriptions which may be culturally sensitive and are considered inappropriate today, but which reflect the period in which it was written.

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia:

    Type of disability Mutism and dwarfism.
    Type of character Primary.
    Point of view First person.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon Sprawl Alisa Krasnostein (editor), Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2010 Z1738651 2010 anthology short story science fiction 'A glimpse into the strange, dark, and often wondrous magics that fill the days and nights of Australia’s dreaming cities and towns.' - from bookstore catalogue Yokine : Twelfth Planet Press , 2010 pg. 167-186
  • Appears in:
    y separately published work icon The Year's Best Australian Fantasy and Horror 2010 Liz Grzyb (editor), Talie Helene (editor), Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2011 Z1770357 2011 anthology short story fantasy horror

    Thirty-three tales ranging through fantasy, dark fantasy, horror and paranormal romance by some of Australia's biggest names as well as some emerging writers, the anthology also includes a review of 2010 and a list of recommended stories.

    Greenwood : Ticonderoga Publications , 2011
    pg. 305-319
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