I shine not burn
McKenzie, V. (2013). I shine not burn. In R. Rossiter (Ed.), Knitting and other stories (pp. 92-102). Witchcliffe, Australia: Margaret River Press.
Autofictional family history that creates an authentic narrative voice, performing careful work along the fine line between life writing and creative writing. Themes include grief, memory, and the extent to which knowledge of the past may be destructive to following generations. The work won the South West Writer Prize for the national Margaret River Short Story Competition.