Newcastle Herald short story competition 2022: Jess Lobb writes 'Elvis'

By Jess Lobb
Updated January 20 2022 - 12:46am, first published January 19 2022 - 9:00am
FICTION FINALIST: The author took inspiration from this Simone De Peak photo.

It was a strange summer - glary but sunless, the sky the colour of old white undies. Thunder burbled every afternoon but it never rained. Brains softened to pavlova. Reality was harder to hold in sweaty palms.

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