Wolf at my Door, non-fiction

by Joanna Streetly (Feature article for BBC Wildlife Magazine, 2000.) “The hatred has religious roots: the wolf was the Devil in disguise. And it has secular roots: wolves killed stock and made men poor. At a more general level it had to do, historically, with feelings about wilderness. What men said about one, they usually […]

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The Dark Water, non-fiction

The Dark Water by Joanna Streetly Between Interruptions: Thirty Women Tell The Truth About Motherhood Key Porter, 2007 My niece Helen sank “down, down, down.” There she was, on the bottom of the pool, like a lost toy. She’s three years old now, but she still remembers that time, one year ago, when she jumped […]

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Nameless, short fiction

Nameless by Joanna Streetly The FED Anthology Edited by Susan Musgrave Anvil Press, 2003   She looks at his hands because they are so beautiful. Too large, but well proportioned. The curve of his fingers against the baby’s head. His hands. Her baby. “She’s going to be fine, Louise. Don’t worry.” She stares at this […]

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Crow By Crow, non-fiction

Crow by Crow by Joanna Streetly from Crowlogue (a light-hearted collection of crow-inspired poetry and prose) Postelsia Press, 2010 5:00 am Another summer morning begins with a swoosh of wings, followed by the clatter of crowclaws on the cedar-shake roof above my sleepy head. The culprits click their tongues in a rolling stutter, before pecking […]

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