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What do panel vans, the Great Wall of China and whistling kites have in common?

They all make an appearance in Flame Tip, a collection of fire-themed short fictions. Local author Karenlee Thompson shares how she secured a Foreword by the high-profile and controversial owner of Tasmania’s Museum of New and Old Art, through some humorous correspondences. Karenlee also chats about her bushfire experiences, interesting research titbits and anecdotes for the writer’s world.

Flame Tip: An unhinged mourner hacks off his hair and marauds through the Museum of Old and New Art. A seventy-year-old woman seeks a companion while another revisits her great love story. A man spends his days tramping through national parks and his nights composing emails of complaint. A spurned wife has the last laugh and a young girl marries her weather man.

Flame Tip is a collection of short fictions that are as diverse in subject matter as they are in length, all tenuously (and sometimes obscurely) connected by the Tasmanian Black Tuesday bushfires of 1967. The stories are about love, danger, infidelity, danger, loss, laughter and redemption, with a dose of Aussie humour interlacing the occasional grim tale.

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