creased at the edges

On writing and politics

This is a blog about writing and living a sustainable life. In particular, it is focused on writing fiction while trying to live more simply as I grow older. Like an old book I have become creased at edges.

For over thirty years I was a teacher in schools and universities and was published widely in the field of Cultural Studies. More recently I have turned my hand to writing fiction between stints in the garden where I grow vegetables and look after chickens.

Chris Barker
Academic turned fiction writer 

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The Sweetest Dream

Please find the link below to my story ‘The Sweetest Dream’ published by Sudo Journal (Australia) Or, here is the text if the link doesn’t work well. The Sweetest Dream – Chris Barker Theo lay on his back, staring at the ceiling as he waited for the nurse to return to his bedside. He wanted…

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