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Ruth Wyer is a fledgling writer from south-west Sydney who composes stories by typing them one-fingered on her iPhone any spare chance she gets. It’s an inefficient writing process, as she spends almost as much time backspacing over autocorrect as actually progressing, but her brain often feels like a flailing hose and it’s kind of nice aiming it at something that will eventually grow. Her stories, ‘This is my school’ won Zinewest 2012 and ‘The Neurotic’s Guide to Navigating Breakfast’ will appear in The Sleepers Almanac No. 9 (Sleepers, 201)

2014 Winning Story: The Trouble with Flying



  • The collection is made up of twenty four stories selected from the Margaret River Short Story Competition. Self-described ‘fledgling’ writer from Sydney, Ruth Wyer, is the winner of this year’s competition for her story, The Trouble with Flying.  The second prize story, Dying, is by accomplished Western Australia short story writer, Bindy Pritchard.  Highly Commended entries are from:…

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