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Magazine Stand :: Wordrunner eChapbooks – Issue 49

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The Essential Worker by Australian author Jane Turner Goldsmith is the newest Wordrunner eChapbooks in which an excerpt of seven linked stories from a composite novel in progress recall that eerie and uncertain time, the onset of the Coronavirus pandemic, when no one really knew what was happening on our planet. Compelling and still timely, these short stories from down under are told in the voices of workers who kept Australians fed, well, and alive in Autumn 2020: supermarket workers, bicycle food couriers, and truck drivers, as well as overworked teachers and health care providers. By turns frightening, hilarious, and tender, each essential worker’s story is one of a survivor with a distinctive voice. This issue can be read online along with all the previous Wordrunner eChapbooks publications: 26 fiction, 5 CNF/memoir, and 5 poetry collections, each featuring one author — and 13 anthologies by multiple authors.

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