Short Stories

The weather in North Queensland in summer can be stifling. In the tropical rainforest on the banks of Cassowary Creek it can be unbearable. This day was no exception.

Cassowary Creek settlement is one of those way-stations that just seem to spring up beside the rough track that does service as the main road to the Cape. Comprising just a pub, a garage, and a couple of shacks on metal posts to guard against the ever-present termites, the township is a quiet place as a rule. And Cassowary Creek is actually a river but over a cold beer some wag … Read the rest