This is the final issue of Australian Short Stories quarterly magazine to be produced by Bruce Pascoe and Lyn Harwood. We hope an institution or individual will keep it going so that new Australian talent can be showcased and encouraged. The magazine as always has a mixture of men and women, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal and migrant Australians. We wish you well and if you to be locked down at least you will have something to read. But be careful, the short story is far more contagious than covid. Bruce Pascoe was born in 1947 in Melbourne, Australia. He is an Indigenous writer. His latest books include Fog a Dox (winner of the Prime Minister's Literary Awards in 2013), Convincing Ground, Dark Emu, and Mrs Whitlam. He received the 2016 NSW Premier's Literary Awards Indigenous Writers Prize, Joint Winner. In 2018, he won the Australia Council Award for Lifetime Achievement in Literature. It acknowledges prominent literary writers over 60 who have made outstanding and lifelong contribution to Australian literature.