Frances Macaulay Forde

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I have 53 stories published in 10 collections on the site.
My stories have been read 53102 times and 16 of my stories have been cherry picked.
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Frances Macaulay Forde

lives on the Sunset Coast of Australia and writes for page, stage and screen.

My stories

Lakeside on Campus

I’m sitting here next to the lake listening to the Magpie’s talk, the Wood Ducks peep, the fountains filter their water. This is the first entry into...

Wardrobe Mistress

I stood in front of the wardrobe we shared and stared and stared. I had just seen her with overalls down below her knees, your familiar bare bum...


That moment when I realized you weren’t asleep, I couldn’t cry. I wanted to, thought I should, but I couldn’t shed tears for all those years when I...

Tall Tree Tanka

Unfortunately too many enjoy trying to fell tall trees when they should be hugged. We need to learn to look up. Frances Macaulay Forde © 2014


Sociable weaver birds gather Kalahari sticks, grass, cotton to construct home trees for hundreds. Out-dated rest points built to carry distance wires...