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Petra

Female | 40s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 22

Intended for an Indigenous Australian performer

EXTRACT: You’re probably too young to remember what happened on the Stuart— Enough time’s passed and you start to think, ‘I’ve got a handle on this, I know what to do with this’, but it’s been fifteen years and still… Grief’s a slippery little sucker with a mind of its own. There’s no way to avoid it, that stretch of highway. Sometimes in life you get to hide from things you don’t wanna see, but there’s no hidin from that accident. Even when I fly over I know exactly when I’m passin that place, can feel it in my bones.