A Lesson for Life by Alan Blunt

The 2019 Stories of Life anthology

Alan Blunt’s story, A Lesson for Life, was published in our 2019 anthology, Papa’s Shoes and other stories of life, and broadcast on 1079 Life in South Australia.

It’s a powerful story about fistfights in the far corner of the playground under the gum trees. Alan reads his own story for us, making it all the more poignant, bringing us back in time to when he was a young boy, when he and his sister were marked out as being different.


Enjoyed Alan’s story? For more stories like these, head over to our archives or grab a copy of our past anthologies.

Will your story be published in our 2020 anthology? We hope so. Accepting submissions till 31 July.