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Lone Veirup Johansen is a writer, favouring the short story as a form. She develops stories that are anchored in place and memory, but they are not autobiographical. Born in Denmark in the 1960s, she emigrated to Brisbane, Queensland, Australia in the 1990s after meeting her partner as an overseas student. Recently, Lone spent a year in Copenhagen, reconnecting with Danish culture, taking in the cultural pulse of the city and nurturing her writing skills. Visit her blog about the adventure: Lone experiments with writing and shares snippets of ideas on this site. Critique and suggestions are welcome.

The Drive

—Jump in the front, he said in his deep throaty voice.

She loved that voice. She loved the stories it told at bedtime, about adventures in distant countries a long time ago. Sometimes its rhythm and hum left her nodding off before the end. She also loved how this voice could laugh. When he sat in his favourite arm chair with a book or the paper, he would come across an amusing passage or an absurd situation and his laugh came deep down from his throat as a kind of guttural hiccup. He absorbed the anecdotes in detail and incorporated them into his own stories. When he re-told these stories his laugh developed into a hearty infectious roar. Continue reading The Drive