The Monster That Ate Constitution Avenue

Call him Skyring. Or Pete. Or TD.  He lives in Campbell with his wife, grown-up children, a cat, a dog, and a bazillion books.  He has been a public servant, a programmer, a political journalist, a bookseller, a soldier, a student and now he is a local cabbie writing the next bestseller right here in the Capital!

Call him Skyring. Or Pete. Or TD. He lives in Campbell with his wife, grown-up children, a cat, a dog, and a bazillion books. He has been a public servant, a programmer, a political journalist, a bookseller, a soldier, a student and now he is a local cabbie writing the next bestseller right here in the Capital!

Campbell’s sleepy streets are about to be consumed by ASIO’s monster new headquarters, destroying views, eating trees, creating new parking tangles, gobbling up open space and imposing a regime of security guards and barricades along the lakefront boundary.

But it isn’t all bad news. Campbell resident Peter Mackay, writing under the nom-de-plume of Skyring is taking a whimsical look at the effect this monster building will have. Skullduggery, coffee, books, on-line shenanigans and perhaps a little love along the way as the residents of the fictional thoroughfare of Monash Drive cope with ASIO’s new headquarters.

He is aiming to write a thousand word chapter of a serial novel each day, based on the joint themes of North Canberra life in an environment of suburban redevelopment and the process of community debate and government consultation. Or lack of it.

His novel may be found at
http://www.skyring.com.au/Skyring/Monash_Drive/Monash_Drive.html

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