Read 'Bloodwood' in Overland's Summer Fiction Edition, edited by S.J. Finn.
'Likewise, in Alice Bishop’s story ‘Bloodwood’, the protagonist, May, is in the interesting and complex role of being her own observer. Unsure how she feels about what is going on in her relationship, yet very aware of her responses to it, this is an acute, wistful rendering of a day in May’s life. ‘Bloodwood’ is a beautifully drawn story about not quite being able to do what you know you should.'
S.J. Finn—Guest Issue Editor
‘ ... You trick the flowers, love,’ he added, winking at May as she took another bunch in her hand. ‘And they’ll be good to you.’ When May opened the car door a wave of hot air enveloped her. The steering wheel too, was warm, and the vinyl seats prickly against the backs of her thighs ... '