January First Nick Lachmund New Years Absolution Award The pain hits me first and the flashbacks follow. Disjointed memories from last night flood my head. I keep my eyes closed as I try to piece them together. It […]
For the unemployed, the way back is dirty work.
Drastic times call for drastic measures.
Ever had to phone a friend?
Sunday Nick Lachmund For the 2017 Science Fiction Award It’s Sunday so I don’t have to work. I sometimes enjoy my day off but I often spend it drinking and trying to forget about going back to work the […]
Hello All, It is with great pleasure that I, Nick Lachmund, competitor and reader, have the opportunity to present the final winner announcement for this competition. The series has presented us with a wonderful variety of stories across a spectrum […]
Here I am, ladies and gentlemen, at the end of my journey and the end of our list. Five people have lost their lives since I left Stonewell, but none have died in vain. Now I stand with a smorgasbord of dead […]
What can I say? She was my mother and I loved her. I loved more than anyone can ever know.
Remember Cathy Pringle? ‘The Killer Cook’ the newspaper called her. Well, she comes in at number three on our list.
Next on our list is the former town librarian. Nancy Petersen was a woman that died in a spectacular fashion in 1998.
The Marsden Creek City Council had some well-respected and much loved leaders over the years. But few have ever demanded the respect of the people as Mayor Bruce Kingsley. He represented his people enthusiastically and they loved him for it.
It’s likely that no one has ever described Marsden Creek as ‘progressive’. The wives still cook the meals and the men go to work. However, in 1982 a young woman named Cathy Pringle broke free of the shackles of […]
Now, my loyal followers, we travel back to 1975 to a dark day where the population of Marsden Creek dropped by thirteen.
The next on our list comes from 1967. A local man returned from the war that year.
I started working at Fincher Kemp straight out of business school. They were the best finance company out there and I was the best business graduate looking for work. We were a perfect fit.
Well, you’ve made it. This is the big time. The real deal. The biggest cooking show in the world! The title is within your grasp. You worked so hard for this. Are you going let that fucking bitch take this […]
The original ending to the Kookaburra Trilogy by Nick Lachmund. PETER (Kookaburra College 15 Year Reunion, 201_) By Nick Lachmund For The Trilogy Award Part 3 Read: Part 1 | Part 2 Peter had no intention of attending his […]
EVELYN (YEAR 11 AT KOOKABURRA COLLEGE, 199_) By Nick Lachmund For The Trilogy Award Part 2 Part 1: Patrick When Nanna was alive, her favourite expression was: ‘Everything happens for a reason’. Nanna was wrong. Sometimes bad things happen for […]
History repeats in this forboding tale about innocents on the run.
With original fiction by some of NiTH’s most proflic authors including leaderboard heroes: Lydia Trethewey Alicia Bruzzone Nick Lachmund Amber Fernie Plus stories by Yuki Iwama Ted Inver Cam Dang Sarah Henry David R Ford And Madeline Pettet Burn, Thrive, […]
Patrick’s fantasies would make George R.R. Martin blush.
A nomad roams the Great Southern Land, always on the run.
Nick Lachmund is an up and coming Australian writer with a couple of great stories shortlisted over the last few weeks. We sat down with Nick, who came across us via the Australian Writers Centre website, and put him under […]