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Excerpt from The House on Legs


Wood, D, Excerpt from The House on Legs, Marvels and Tales, 33, (1) pp. 1-6. ISSN 1521-4281 (2019) [Contribution to Refereed Journal]

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Shadow by shadow, night inches up the hill and the sky turns yellow orange bruise-blue indigo in the gaps between the gums on the ridgeline. Then, when everything dims to black, you can see it up there on the slope Ė the only place for miles around, firelight burning its jack-o-lantern windows into the dark. There are thin slashes of orange where rough-hewn vertical boards donít quite meet, a stripe for the gap at the bottom of the door. And thatís all you can see of the house on legs, unless you count the occasional half-hearted firework of embers bursting out from the place where the chimney must be.

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Item Type:Contribution to Refereed Journal
Keywords:fairy tales, Baba Yaga, Tasmanian devil, literature of Tasmania
Research Division:Creative Arts and Writing
Research Group:Creative and professional writing
Research Field:Creative writing (incl. scriptwriting)
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The creative arts
UTAS Author:Wood, D (Dr Danielle Wood)
ID Code:135014
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2019-09-19
Last Modified:2020-07-27

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