The young man arrived in Australia as an assisted migrant. He worked extremely hard and after three years a bride was sent out from home. Things didn’t work out well and at a critical moment he overreacted and was charged with attempting to murder his fiancée. My job as a young law clerk was to sit with him and try and find out as much … Continue reading Attempted Murder.
“You have been very persuasive, John. Dear John. I know what you have done. The people I used to work with taught me, well, to do exactly what you did to me. They taught me to study the fish in the stream. To fashion the bait on the end of the line. To wait with the patience of a god for the time to be … Continue reading Mrs Bell – Part Five – Ksenia
It was fifteen minutes after we’d stopped eating donuts and the old copper and the new Senior Sergeant finally finished arguing over whose grandfather had been the more gentlemanly bushranger or whether being kicked out of today’s modern police force had been a blessing in disguise that James explained what we were to do. Sammy said she would leave us to get on with our … Continue reading Happenchance #8