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“Hi, my name’s Peta Murray, and I’m reading from my short story, Indigestion:

She was the childless aunt, and at the children’s parties she was never quite sure where to stand, so, over the years, she had settled for a place in the kitchen. It was so much quieter there, away from the inevitable tears and collisions, and more tears, and the shock of the balloons bursting, like random gunfire. They made her jump. In the kitchen she could hide from the small talk and the inane games, and the terrible moment when her own inappropriate gift was opened in front of the rest of the family. Over time, having shown some initiative, she became known as the catering aunt.

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