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My story The Least of Things is now available in Aurealis #94. It's set in the Victorian high country. My grandfather lived in the mountains for many years, and most of our holidays were spent roaming the bush. Our little, ever-changing gang of cousins would be gone all day, only returning now and then during the day for food. We'd even be out at night sometimes, walking the creeks. It's hard for me now to imagine such freedom. My imagination often returns to this environment and so, when I was working on a story exploring themes around connection and place, it was natural that this became the setting. The title of the story is taken from Jung's Modern Man in Search of a Soul. Here is the full quote: 'The least of things with a meaning is worth more in life than the greatest of things without it.'