Select Short Stories, Playscripts, & Other Works
'Fish' and 'Tidings' — two short stories in Twice Not Shy, a flash fiction anthology for adults (Night Parrot Press, 2021)
‘Back in Time to 2019’ playscript published in The School Magazine: Countdown (2019)
‘Midnight’ haiku in the anthology Rattled, edited by Corine Timmer (Bica Books, 2020)
‘Potion Problems’ featured in the anthology Fire Burn, Cauldron Bubble: Magical Poems chosen by Paul Cookson, illustrated by Eilidh Muldoon (Bloomsbury UK, 2020)
‘Indian Ocean’ featured in the Poems on Postcards Series 3: In Swings the Tide (2020)
‘The Button Jar’ published in The School Magazine: Countdown (2020)
‘How to be an Emu Egg’ featured in the Eggsibition Exhibition at Paper Bird Books Gallery, Fremantle Western Australia (2017)
‘Body Beat’ published in The School Magazine: Countdown (2017)
‘Bookmarks’ published in The School Magazine: Countdown (2017) and reprinted in 2021
‘Biscuit Bother’ published in The School Magazine: Countdown (March 2015)
‘Odd Socks’ published in The School Magazine: Blast Off (June 2014)
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your socks don’t match!
as if I didn’t know.
But socks that clash
have much more dash,
the way to go.
The principal bought black socks,
seven pairs, all the same.
He says his black socks always match,
I think that’s such a shame.
I close my eyes when choosing socks
one stripes, one spots,
one bright, one grey.
It’s better when my socks don’t match—
sock lucky-dips every day.
© Rebecca Newman
‘Odd socks’ first appeared in The School Magazine: Blast Off, June 2014, issue no. 5.
My sister ate the biscuit
the last one in the jar,
I thought that I could sneak it
but I didn’t sneak it far —
as I snuck it past my sister
she gave an angry shriek!
It’s a problem when your sneakers
have more squeak than they have sneak.
© Rebecca Newman
‘Biscuit Bother’ first appeared in The School Magazine: Countdown, March 2015, issue no. 2.