this is the way the thing began flickering in the shallows turquoise, violet, lemon, half- seen, caught in jade water the effect of refraction was to make it seem closer clearer than it really was perhaps the tide ebbed, or perhaps the rocks advanced: sunlight is tricky Mandy Macdonald is an Australian writer living in
Most of that day is blurred. Shimmers in and out like an old film, stuck in the projector until it blurs in disintegration. Having her haircut sticks; A small turret room. Straight-backed chair. Queue of new girls twisting down spiral stairs. Gingham dresses segmenting the line. In coloured, caterpillar slices. She sits, tresses bottom-length. Shining.