Newcastle Herald short story competition 2022: Bruce Jones writes 'Charlie'

By Bruce Jones
Updated January 19 2022 - 3:47am, first published January 10 2022 - 6:00am
FICTION FINALIST: The author took inspiration from this Marina Neil photo.

I saw Charlie again the other day fishing in his usual spot. Seems he is always there when the wind and tides are right. He comes with his rod and old backpack, dressed in his daggy old terry hat, flanno with more holes in than a fishing net, old boardies, and a tatty pair of well-worn boots.

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