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By: Megan Costigan

Mia's Blackbird

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Mia Gretel Augustus, not a lick over 44 and preceded as she walks by a sharp blonde quiff, is living a safe and dependable life on the coast as she manages an odd gift.

Since her brother’s death, she has seen people’s souls and helped them heal. But what about her own soul and healing?

The appearance of a blue-eyed stranger in six-inch heels and a pencil skirt plunges Mia back into the world of the living again. She feels her skin scrape against splintering wood, heart puff into pink like a swollen starfish, and soul crash and burst as a cresting green wave.

But will sharing herself and her gift mark the end of their love?

And what does the emergence of Mia’s wisdom mean for her future?

Megan Costigan is an Australian author born in Queensland and now living in Canberra.

She was first published at the age of twelve with a short story about Santa Claus in Queensland’s Sunday Sun newspaper and continued her love for writing with a range of poetry published in the university literary magazine Harvester USQ (1989–1992), a short story included in Pressing the Flesh – an anthology of emerging writers in the ACT and a poem published in (2002) Sappho’s Dreams and Delights – An Australian Anthology of Lesbian poetry.

Her short story Flight was chosen as a highly commended inclusion in the Morrison Mentoring 2016 Anthology and she was published with poems Crash in the (2017) international anthology Love and The Dancer in the (2019) anthology
The Seasons.

Megan’s writing is overseen by twelve-year old tortoise-shell cat Tippy.

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