Tim is a South Australian teacher, ex-Principal, ex-social sector worker who treads the theatrical boards, patrols our wonderful beaches and, lately, keeps bees. His fantastic honey has the unique taste of the Lefevre Peninsula Mangroves. His six children all have aims to save the world and are well on their way to doing it.
A brief moment in Jeff's life that brings about a significant change. He meets Anton, who has recently undergone chemotherapy. Only a brief exchange and Jeff is encouraged to focus on the small picture, instead of the sweeping brush strokes.
This is the collection of 10 stories with an Australian theme. The topics are diverse as is the author's voice. The works combine grief, humour, pathos and satire and at times, the story line is uniquely Australian. At other times, the themes are universal.
Art shows can be tense affairs for the artist, keen to mak a good impression and above all, sell his work. This artist's success all hinges on one man-the 'Don' of the art world. His patronage will guarantee success but at what price?
Australia is the unsuspecting test site for an electronmagnetic pulse detonation. Millie is lucky enough to escape Adelaide's CBD which is grinding to a halt after the event. She's heading for a wetland at Urrbrae where her friend arranged to meet her: "If there’s some huge disaster, and everything stops, I’ll wait for you at Urrbae."