Listen: Bert Spinks

Bert Spinks

Bert Spinks is a writer, poet, storyteller and bushwalking guide from Tasmania. His work spans a variety of genres, looking at history, geography, travel, politics, culture, beer, and Aussie Rules football.
To find out more about Bert, and to follow him you can go to Bert’s website where there is a stack load of information, and a load of links to thinks he has done is doing and has been a part of.
One thing Bert has something of a reputation for is his prowess at the art of performing and reading a story.
Bert features in our second collection, and we’ve asked him to fire us something over that we can put on our website before we start working to get the funds together to get our third collection out… which is imminent! Details of editors invited writers, and selected writers to follow… then the big job, Crowdfunding!

Here’s what he fired us – have a listen

Thank you Bert… stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

 

Anonymous Manuscript Extract #14

I believed that living in despair was very elegant. I believed it for the entire two years I spent in Paris, and in fact have believed it nearly all my life.

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Anonymous Manuscript Extract #11

Inside The Mountain. The old house is more neglected than I’d imagined, veranda hanging off the front, stairs

falling away with rot. I use a knee to test the wood and then pull myself up. No doorknob so I

push, palm flat on the peeling paint. The door opens enough to get a shoulder in and becomes

wedged. Edging in sideways, plastic crinkles under my foot. The air is solid. With the door

closed behind me there is just enough room to stand. The weight of the hoard presses down

on me and I see no path through the garbage: bags, boxes, paper and muck.

 

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Anonymous Manuscript Extract #12

It was some time since I had seen him?

Before he had returned to Fez.

Before he left Monsieur Jones.

Before I left my Missus.

Before the collapse.

Before the dole queues.

Before the misery of the crowded bars.

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Anonymous Manuscript Extract #10

He left the room and the gallery phase-shifted into a coloured blur. He couldn’t find Fiona. Time slowed down and rushed past him as he looked around the vast gallery space, trying to spot her, until at last he decided to look outside and the rain began. Disparate thick drops at first, the earthy petrichor making his nose twitch, and then a heavy downpour that stung his face and brought his hair down like a curtain falling at the end of a play. Steam rose from the road in the rain’s aftermath, its ghostly vapours following him home.

 

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Anonymous Manuscript Extract #9

The sky has lifted at least thirty feet.

I sat there, not moving. The shock must have cracked the pavement, my right hand fumbled in the rubble. As I breathed, the silence stilled the explosion of stars whose sparks still cracked in my head.

 

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