Peter Carey Short Story Prize

'Clearing' has been shortlisted in the 2018 Peter Carey Short Story Prize x

' ... Wendy was sitting on the deck on a Monday, maybe a Tuesday, when she noticed it all first; it was the bits of sediment in her cup of tap water that marked the beginning. Theo was a dot to her, halfway down the hill below—in his navy blue work overalls, plastic earmuffs and his small orange chainsaw quiet at his hip. The taste of the dirty water made Wendy look, really look, for the first time out over the block ... '