Some Secrets Should Be Kept Secret is the third story in AN INDIGENOUS TRILOGY by Glenn Shea.

Finally Peter, the Aboriginal worker from the stolen generation, receives news that his adoptive mother has passed away and he now has to return to the home he grew up in... How do you share a story that you know is true when no one believes you because of the lies that you have told?

Will Peter find peace by sharing the secrets?

  • indigenous gothic
  • 75
  • 6 total
  • 2 female identifying, 4 male identifying
  • people of colour
  • 18+
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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Female | Unspecified | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 6

EXTRACT: I love this place. I love the water and the breeze as it whips in from the ocean. I love the sunrise and the colors that light up the morning sky.


Male | Unspecified | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 78

EXTRACT: One day he packed my bags and dragged me to the Ute, he drove me through a mountain range taunting me, I sat there silently looking out the front windscreen, suddenly I saw a white cow on the side of the road,

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