The Sounds of the Bush

Steel guard rail on the side of the road in the bush

The cacophony of birds before dawn makes it impossible to sleep. The humid air has condensed on the pile of leaves that I’ve heaped on top of me, but I’m dry and warm beneath. I can hear the bugs crawling through the pile, but as far as I can tell they haven’t bitten me all … Continue reading The Sounds of the Bush

The Edge of the Continent

90 mile beach, Victoria, purple dawn sunrise

Two Clicks looks out over the edge of the continent. He is wise. He knows there’s someone out there. He’s never seen a ship, and he’s never seen a European, but he knows they’re out there. Thirteen generations ago, Snap Jump was the leader of the tribe. He saw an explorer arrive on a ship … Continue reading The Edge of the Continent