'Words are magic. I have delighted in them all my life — an early memory is of myself on my swing long before I went to school chanting words aloud, fitting them together into patterns, my mind exploding with images. I have been doing it ever since. And some words are more magic than others. Their sound. The pictures they make. Not words and pictures. For me words are pictures. Kestrel. Sunfish. Japonica. Spangles. Spindrift. Oh, most of all, Spindrift. It's why I've called this collection of my stories Spindrift.'
Zenda Vecchio is an award-winning South Australian writer whose numerous short stories and poems have been published in a variety of literary journals and magazines. This is another collection, maybe the definitive one, of her short stories.