Melanie Rees is an environmental consultant whose work involves playing with soil and plants. When she isn’t gallivanting in the mud or stuck up a tree she writes speculative fiction and poetry. Her work has appeared in magazines such as Aurealis, Apex, Daily Science Fiction, Persistent Visions, and The School Magazine. In the real world, she lives in a straw house with a menagerie of animals in regional South Australia.

By Melanie Rees


A Verdant Heart

Father’s leaves are wilting again. The bright green sprouting from his temples is tipped with crusty brown along the margins ...
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