Samuel Watson is an Aboriginal writer based in Brisbane.
His poetry collections include Love Poems and Death Threats (UQP, 2014) and Smoke Encrypted Whispers (UQP, 2004), which won the Kenneth Slessor Prize for Poetry at the 2005 NSW Premier’s Awards. He was the recipient of the 2018 Patrick White Award.
‘Mud Reckoning’ is part of a collection of ghost stories to be published by UQP in 2023.
The elsewheres of Charlie Bolt
FictionNO ONE KNEW what happened to Charlie Bolt. He had a wife, somewhere. She left to find ‘happiness’, believing it was elsewhere. Instead of looking for her, fifty-two-year-old Charlie Bolt went the other way. He’d never experienced an epiphany...
FictionTHERE IS NO such thing as bad Country; there just happens to be bad custodians. And marsh is a natural feature in accordance with time; encroaching damp from a swamp pays no heed to a progressive twenty-first century and...