Michael Botur’s fifth collection of short stories, True?, will be released in October 2018.
Poor and depressed, the only place we could afford to holiday was among the memories in our heads. But the deeper inside our brains we went, the less we wanted to come back.
A violent jailbird struggles to go straight in the world of cold corporate culture.
A trio of students are stranded together when the city empties out over summer.
Love, obsession and dependence in the grimy drug underworld.
A hotshot reporter is confronted with the biggest story of his career – but he’s damned if he publishes it and damned if he doesn’t.
A dad and son are on a healthy road trip across Australia which should help to detox dad – except, Dad’s struggling to get off drugs, the trip has reached a dead end, and things are happening Mum definitely does not need to know.
When 60 year old Sallyanne suddenly finds herself dumped after decades of marriage, she looks at how much life she has left and makes a hard decision about whether to move on – or not.
A young hoodlum tries to finish his community service while his partner is at home pregnant. When he gets a chance to leave his family and escape into a dream relationship, should he run from responsibility or keep the cuffs on?
An abusive boss, wife and burglars all take advantage of me – that is until I discover certain power I can hold over them. Now the tables are turned – and I’m going to make the most of it.
Their children having moved out, Bill and Frances download a risqué app on their phones which could rejuvenate their sex life – or wreck their reputations.
Medical student Maya and her man love getting high on any drugs they can access – especially anaesthetics. The problem is anaesthesia may make their hearts stop – but Maya never will.
The story of how our literary society reacted when one us was thrust into the spotlight and the rest of us were left in the dark.
Before Carl and Lydia experienced heart failure and collapsed under palm leaves in a black tropical cloud made of searing, slapping cold raindrops 1400 metres up a muddy volcano, they met, forgot about each other, then years later fell into each other’s embrace.
Go underground and you get exclusive access to the hippest parties and the coolest celebs– so what’s the point of ever surfacing?
I’m a gangster in trouble. I’m forced to tutor refugees. I’m expected to make them forget war-torn Africa. Instead, violence reaches across the world and I become a disciple of darkness.
JT pinched the bridge of his nose and tried to think up a way out of the pussy-filled pit he was buried in…
One’s a failed businessman. One’s a gigolo. One’s geriatric. One has the brain and body of Frankenstein. They’re all strippers. Meet the world’s most unlikely children’s entertainment troupe.