Read an extract from Strip here.
Her flash fiction story Calligraphy won the Otago Regional Award in the 2016 National Flash Fiction competition.
Sue’s story Virtuoso won a place in the 2008 NZ Book Month anthology Six Pack 3. Her story Weight won the 2006 Aoraki Literary Festival Fiction Award.
Sue has twice been a runner-up in the BNZ Katherine Mansfield Short Story Award. She was shortlisted for the 2011 Royal Society Manhire Science Writing Award, and has been a finalist for the Sunday Star Short Story Prize and the Takahe Short Story Competition.
Her short story Bleat was adapted for the screen and produced as a short film by Short Film Otago in 2014.
Find some of Sue’s stories here:
Beachview (Otago Daily Times)
No story starts clean. Each bursts out of another. The world’s stories are a tangled web from which we tease a thread or two to call our own …
Beyond Pluto (excerpt)
At home tonight, Godfrey is taking a break. He’s doing a headstand in the middle of the room, but not, this evening, reciting poetry. His mood is pensive. He hopes that being upside down will force fresh blood into his brain, pushing old memories deep into the canyons of his hypothalamus. The memories, vague and macrocarpa-scented, disturb his concentration, and he is close – very close, he believes – to finding the planet he’s been searching for since boyhood. The planet made of gold. Planet El Dorado.