Archive for September 28th, 2011

Click on the arrow above to listen to Deborah’s reading.

Hi, my name is Deborah Rice. My short story Foil was the winner of the University of Canberra short story competition a few years back.

This is how it starts.

“I am aluminium foil: I am bright and clean and shining. But not today.

This time, a bowl broke and I didn’t mean it to. Or I sort of didn’t meant it to. Part of me had always wanted to smash the bloody thing because it didn’t fit into the fridge, but it was Alex’s favourite – one of those revolting turned-clay home-glazed numbers. Anyway, it slipped, and that’s all.


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