Against the Grain
McKenzie, V. (2014). Against the grain. Gargouille 1, 19-27.
Autofiction that traces a physical and emotional journey, challenging genre divisions and prompting the reader to question pleasure and authenticity in narrative voice. Themes include the natural world and indigenous world views. It appears in the inaugural edition of Gargouille, bi-annual literary journal edited by Melbourne-based poets Sarah Wreford and Adriane Howell. The work was Highly Commended in the Down South Writers Short Story Competition 2012 and Highly Commended in the Margaret River Short Story Competition 2013.