Birds (short story)

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'It’s just a job. It’s just a day. Everyone does it. People are worse off somewhere. There is nothing wrong. The walls are not closing in. You are fine.' A near-future story about anxiety. Originally published in Wet Ink: Issue 14 (2009). Cover: artwork by Lily Mae Martin, type by Kenneth Erickson

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About Angela Meyer

Angela Meyer is a Melbourne-based writer and reviewer. Her short stories, articles and reviews have been published widely. She's currently working on a novel through a Doctor of Creative Arts in the Writing and Society Research Group at the University of Western Sydney.

Interests in life and writing include: death, spectacle, consumerism, identity, sexuality, drinking, David Bowie, meta-fiction, post-modernism, mixed genres, everything vintage, travel, hearts, galaxies, obsession, sensitivity, the absurd and sensation.

She is publishing some of her (published) short stories as ebooks in 2011 to give them a longer life.

Publications include: Torpedo Greatest Hits, The Lifted Brow, A Cafe in Space (The Anais Nin Journal), Australian Book Review, Hecate, The Sex Mook, Idiom 23, Lip Magazine, Page Seventeen, Southerly, The Death Mook, Wet Ink, Cordite Poetry Review, Mascara Literary Review, AntiTHESIS, Bookslut and the Sydney Morning Herald.

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Review by: Amra Pajalic on June 15, 2011 : star star star star
A powerful and disturbing story about a possible future that we can almost glimpse.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

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