Glen had stayed behind last year when the other boys in his class had come to Sydney. I winced at him. He had hair like wheat, and he wore a checked shirt instead of a school uniform. I felt duped.
Simon Barker is an Australian who comes from Sydney but he has lived in both Melbourne and California. Among other things he has worked as a bus conductor, an opera ticket seller, a librarian and (unwittingly) as a typist on the Star Wars Project. Some of his fiction has previously appeared in Overland, Fieldstone Review and Eclectica and some is due to appear in Antipodes, Istanbul Literary Review, Word Riot and Ranfurly Review.