Gillian O'Shaughnessy

Gillian O'Shaughnessy is a Fremantle writer and journalist who grew up where the river meets the ocean and now feels unsettled too far from the sea. She has short fiction and essays published in journals and anthologies in Australia and internationally.


I’ve heard when you drown it feels peaceful Like floating in the womb In a homespun shroud of blue water. You found another way Far from the sea, the salted shallows The paperbark trees that lined the tracks like a …

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