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Brad Bryant lives and writes in Melbourne, Australia. He won the 1996 HQ Magazine Short Story Contest and was runner-up in the 1999 Australian/Vogel Awards with his novel Where's Gough.


Closing the Gap

Issue No. 48 ~ May, 2001

A spider lives in a crack in my bedroom wall. The crack is highlighted by white smears where ineffectual insect spray has cleaned away the yellow smoke stains. I see the spider most mornings. It goes to bed as I rise. A huntsman that hunts …