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Elysian Fields

This file contains three draft copies of Barbara's "Elysian Fields", a piece of prose fiction about a woman called Jagir Kaur who lives in space and is captain of her own spacecraft.

Third Draft

This copy of "Elysian Fields" contains a lot of Barbara's notes and revisions. In this copy the central character of the piece is called Jenner and is male.

Final Draft Copy

This copy seems to have taken on the notes and revisions of the Third Draft. The central character is still male.

Final Draft

This copy contains no notes other than Barbara's replacement of "Jenner" with "Jagir" and the correction of the third person pronouns to signal the gender of the character is now female.


This file contains a draft copy of each part of "Dreen", a piece of prose fiction set in space, about one family's interaction with the all powerful Dreens who sit at the centre of their administration in the city of G'Heen.

Finders Keepers

This subseries contains one copy of Barbara's "Finders Keepers", a piece of prose fiction about Nikki and Tet, two individuals who find themselves on the uninhabbited island Sarsa. The copy gives no indication of whether it is a draft or a final. It includes a chapter summary for all ten chapters at the beginning.


This subseries contains six copies of "Martha", a short story just one page in length. The copies appear to be exactly the same and are possibly photocopies.


This file contains a collection of some of Barbara's Poetry. The poems included within this file are as follows: "A Young Wives Tale", "A Song", "Manumission", "Black Introspection Blues", "State of the Art", "Sisterwrite", "Empire", "Fallow Time", "In Solitary", "The Nth Day of Christmas", "The Other", "In My Gift", "Women Talking", "Christine", "September Blue", "Sour Grapes" and "Untitled".

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