Newcastle Herald short story competition 2022: Kendall Dieleman writes 'Waiting'

By Kendall Dieleman
Updated January 20 2022 - 12:47am, first published January 19 2022 - 3:30am
FICTION FINALIST: The author took inspiration from this Simone De Peak photo.

By the third Christmas I kind of knew he was never coming back. I was about nine by then, so not a little kid but still kind of a little kid. Like, I loved my Rumple Elephant but knew by then he wasn't as much fun as a PlayStation game. Obviously.

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