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230 Laura and Ernest - Tragic and Sudden
After Laura and Ernest consciously uncouple, they discover that the road to smug queer family is paved in grief. Laura Mitchell is originally from Perth and now lives in the Macedon Ranges on Woiwurrung Country, just outside Melbourne. They’re a librarian and a textile artist with the firm and tender hands of a goat-herd. They hope that one day their chronic anxiety will let up enough for them to write something beyond some really touching Instagram captions. After spending his late teens and early twenties protesting and working at the iconic Gould's Book Arcade in Newtown, Ernest Price taught English and Humanities to high school students in Melbourne for ten years, inspiring the next generation like a trans Robin Williams. He now works as the Education Officer at the Victorian Association for the Teaching of English. His writing has been published in Overland.  Queerstories is an LGBTQI+ storytelling night programmed by Maeve Marsden, with regular events around Australia. For Queerstories event dates, visit, and follow Queerstories on Facebook. The Queerstories book is published by Hachette Australia, and can be purchased from your favourite independent bookseller or on Booktopia. To support Queerstories, become a patron at And for gay stuff and insomnia rants follow me - Maeve Marsden - on Twitter and Instagram.
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