The Stringybark Short Stories Award


SCAB by Kendrea Rhodes

SCAB is the story of a young policeman caught up in the 1923 riots and police strikes in Melbourne, Australia. SCAB received the Highly Commended Award and was published in the 2020 Stringybark short stories anthology, Close To Heaven. This story is the first of many derived from Kendrea’s family history research, and is also her first award-winning historical fiction short story.

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