A copy of Linq journal's Island edition arrived in my letterbox yesterday. This literary journal is published from James Cook University in Queensland and this time, I'm in it! Here is a link to their website.
The idea for my story, 'Dead Reckoning; The Breaksea Islanders and Me', came from reading about a certain governor in King George Sound who expressed consternation in official circles that the offspring of sealers and Aboriginal women could claim a birthright over the islands in Western Australia. I'm still niggling away at the idea that even in the early 1800's, the colonials were already worried about native title issues and also about the ownership of islands. Combine this with federal anxieties over lighthouse security and those modern day gatekeepers, the Department of Environment and Conservation, there is a nice, curly story and just the kind I like.
Top Image: Linq front cover, Blue water Lagoon near El Nido, Palawan by Tommy Shultz www.tommyshultz.comOther Images: Breaksea Island by Sarah Toa