Fiction

A Young Woman Surrounded by Redbacks

 It was starting to get dark and Isabel had the most isolated part of the journey ahead of her: the drive through the Goonoo Forest, at the end of the long trip from Lismore to Dubbo. She’d been driving since eight that morning; she was seven months pregnant and had to make frequent toilet stops. She was headed for her parents’ home, shatteringly, alone. Her partner, Foxx, told her last week that they couldn’t be together any more unless he could bring Indigo, a girl he’d met at uni, into their relationship. Isabel was distraught enough to call her mother,…

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