Normal Milk

Vahri Mckenzie

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These short stories experiment with extra-narrative strategies such as performing character and embodying voice to push prose beyond plot mechanics. Voice is a much used but little understood analytical term in creative writing theory and pedagogy; performative strategies render it more concrete.
Experimental approaches to character and voice pass as contemporary short fiction by matching technique and theme. Normal milk uses artificial language, compression and omission to explore intergenerational miscommunication.
Published in collection of award-winning stories; Reviewed by Susan Midalia in Westerly Magazine; Earlier versions of the work Commended in Peter Cowan Writers Centre 600-word Short Story Competition and published in The Geographe School Chapbook (2016); included in a collection shortlisted for Carmel Bird Digital Literary Award (2020).
Original languageEnglish
Typeshort story
PublisherThe Fellowship of Australian Writers W.A.
Number of pages6
Place of PublicationAustralia
ISBN (Print)9780648430803
Publication statusPublished - 2019


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