A woman visits a friend and her lover in a snow-bound cabin.

The sardonic comments of a disreputable poet are amusing and witty until he takes the adage ‘an eye for an eye’ a bit too literally.

An overimaginative young girl finds humour, horror and pathos in a hospital emergency room.

Secrets surface when a troubled teen-mother descends on a foster family.

A man confronts his brother’s murderer on the street.

Look straight on and you’ll miss things at the edges … look on the side and you may be surprised by what you find.


On the Side is the latest anthology from the prestigious creative writing program at the University of Technology, Sydney.

‘… learning to see things anew, from different angles. Good writing doesn’t tell us what we already know, it shows us something we haven’t seen before.’

James Bradley, author of The Resurrectionist