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memoir

May 08, 2018

The shape of a mentor: What I learnt from my uncle and Elton

By Paul Mitchell

I’ve heard music like this but never seen a man who isn’t watching football so excited. The way Wayne describes it, the album could be a religious artefact. But I don’t understand any of the words he’s using to describe it, nor the lyrics: “All the young girls love Alice, tender young Alice they say …”


Mar 01, 2018

Teenage monsters: Coming of age in my father’s care

By Craig Hildebrand

There were no easy answers, he was saying, which is the same as saying there are no answers at all. And even though I wasn’t asking him, the answer I got was to empathise with the bullies. Forgive them all, they know not what they do.


Oct 18, 2016

At Least for a While

By Sam Elkin

I realise now that it would’ve been better for us both if I had stayed away sooner. But it was hard for me to let go of you because you were my father and I loved you.


Sep 22, 2016

Spines Out

By Regan Lynch

It’s an odd thing to look at someone you’ve shared your life with and wonder if they’re about to kill you.