M. F. McAuliffe is Australian, author of the novella Seattle, co-author of the poetry collection Fighting Monsters, and of the limited edition artist's book Golems Waiting Redux. She is also the co-founder and contributing editor for the Portland-based, multilingual magazine Gobshite Quarterly, and since 2011 has been a commissioning editor at GobQ/Reprobate Books.
I come to work at seven-thirty. I start and seven-thirty and finish at four. We get half an hour for lunch.
As you walk down the corridor it gets shabbier and shabbier: the carpet turns from light green to dark; the rooms get darker; the carpet ends and becomes tan and pink lino; the tan and pink lino ends. Our lino is two shades of grey. Our office is woodwork-teacher furniture, old typewriters and four time clocks. All the time clocks are wrong.