The Painted Ladies by John Ivor
Approx. 3,590 words.
Published on May 25, 2009 by
Darling Newspaper Press.
The nude painting of a senior officer's wife scandalises Britain's Swan River Colony in the 1830s. Young Maggie from the bakery fears for the mild male artist, her friend, who is challenged to a duel. This is a humorous excerpt from the novel "Great Land of Dreams".