Tess Pearson

Tess Pearson poetry can be found in Cordite, Rabbit, and Open Minds Quarterly, and her short fiction and microlit have been featured in Swamp, Scum Mag, and a number of print anthologies. She has also had pieces performed live and recorded for installations at a number Spineless Wonders’ Little Fictions events. Tess is winner of the 2017 NWF/SW joanne burns Microlit Award and a 2018 participant in the Hardcopy Professional Development Program for Australian Writers.

Skin in the making

Sometimes shedding skin feels like death descending at your window calling “rat-ta-tat-tat” in a sing-song voice, with scythe and sharpened glee. Sometimes edging your way out takes years, like wrestling out of wet clothes that never did fit but kept …

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Household Ripening

I refuse to do the vacuuming when you are out, my dear even though it is infinitely quicker without a toddler. Though there is a kind of satisfaction in making things clean, such tasks are never complete, but cyclical and …

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