Harriet McInerney

Harriet McInerney is a Sydney-based writer. She is the author of the chapbook Houseplant (SOd), and recently completed a residency in text-based practice at Arteles Creative Centre (Finland).

Plate Boundaries

I went foraging for a full plate in the forest. / It’s attractive to have a lot on your plate. / An empty plate may be an act of defiance, or politeness. / A plate has no time to consider …

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I’m sorry, I can’t today. I have to focus on wearing my new pants. I’ll be busy wearing the pants all next week. The pants I have are a bit tight around my waistline, but I’m working on it. Besides, …

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On the top of the mountain the cacti stopped for a rest. Exhausted. From there they could see the ocean. These cacti were making their way from the desert to the coast, trampling one clean line through the sand. They …

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