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After a career immersed in fine art as an artist and university lecturer, my PhD research 'Poetic Visual Interplay' (2006) foreshadowed my passion for storytelling. In 2008 I joined the creative Marion Writers Inc and words became my paint to shape stories from the fusion of imagination and memory. Short fiction allows me to dissect my past, deconstruct my recollections and decode the personalities and misadventures of my unsuspecting family, friends, and even my trusty dogs. I create characters to express something about the crazy, profound process of living. My stories are shaded from the deepest blue-blacks to the warmest subtle hues as they highlight the quandaries of many a flawed character in search of love, meaning and authenticity. Most stories have twists along the way and a surprise ending. The taste of sea air and the nudge of a faithful dog are never far away. Please visit judithbruton.com to read more.
Several of my stories and poems are published in international anthologies and online: including Alfie Dog Fiction; Short and Twisted 2013, 2012, 2011; narratorAUSTRALIA Volumes 2 & 3, 2013 -15; ABC Open; Relay, Marion Writers Inc, 2011; Avant New Writing, 2009. Accolades include being the '16 Critic, 'Golden Ticket winner', COTA Every Generation Festival '16; The Alfie Dog Feature Writer, November 2013; Editor’s Pick 2013 and 14, narratorAUSTRALIA, and shortlisted for the Alan Marshall Short Story Award 2010.