When I Saw the Animal
Parked in by furious rich people, mid-divorce, a man misses his lunchtime gambling session. All the girls named Ella form a diagonal across the teacher's new classroom. Diseased cattle burn in fields around the country - it is a cameraman's role to frame the images for TV. A swagman jumps into a billabong, or was he pushed?
Bernard Cohen's stories are filled with incisive perspectives, captivating wit and dark, sharp humour.