Point of view – short story

There we were, starving, but happy to be together. The sun shone brightly against the water and the sound of old diesel and new outboard engines could be heard roaring through the ocean. We hadn’t eaten all day, apart from some minor green stuff. We’d been roaming around for a while and I knew she … Continue reading Point of view – short story

The card game – short crime fiction (400 words)

I sat back with a smoke and drink in hand, watching the table as one watches the countdown to a building demolition. The game had been going on for hours, as it did most nights, and multiple expensive cigars and amber-coloured drinks had fuelled the remaining players onwards. The lush dark-green felt was the setting … Continue reading The card game – short crime fiction (400 words)

Slinkies publication interview: full interview now available in the link below.

(Interview excerpt) 'I find this to be one of the most important features of my writing habits, much like a donkey with a carrot on the end of a stick, if I know I have a nice piece of bacon as a reward for gathering all my brain cells, things just flow better.' Read the … Continue reading Slinkies publication interview: full interview now available in the link below.

Death of the art student: how the “Job Ready Graduates” reform will reshape Australia’s cultural landscape

When I tell people what I’m studying at university, the slight pause that follows is usually complemented by something along the lines of a “Oh yeah…”; as a creative writing student, this is the sort of awkward dialogue I live for. Artistical-minded people will usually inquire on what sort of writing I’m interested in next, … Continue reading Death of the art student: how the “Job Ready Graduates” reform will reshape Australia’s cultural landscape

Book review: Charles Bukowski’s ‘Post Office’

Charles Bukowski’s Post Office Book review The first thing I would say to anyone who isn’t familiar with Charles Bukowski’s work is not meant for those who get offended easily. First published in 1971, the Post Office deconstructs the struggles of being a voiceless cog in the massive enterprise that was the U.S postal office … Continue reading Book review: Charles Bukowski’s ‘Post Office’

Character sketch (200-words: written for a Genre Fiction unit)

Her silky, golden wet skin gleamed on the ocean surface under the sweltering sun, demanding undivided attention in such a way that made my eyes hurt. Much like staring into an eclipse, she made you lose your ability to move altogether, let alone blink. Glistening through the water, she ran a most delicate hand through … Continue reading Character sketch (200-words: written for a Genre Fiction unit)

Spin and its effect on the perception of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict (written for a Zeitgeist unit on SPIN)

When tensions escalated on the Gaza strip in May 2021, media focus was brought back to what has been one of the most problematic regions in the world for decades. One of the highlights of the new wave of bombings by Israel was the destruction of the al-Jalaa tower. The historical 11-storey building included residential … Continue reading Spin and its effect on the perception of the Palestinian/Israeli conflict (written for a Zeitgeist unit on SPIN)

This is (not) a true story: but it still happens nowadays (Fargo S4 Review)

First time someone asked me, ‘What’s Fargo about?’, it took me a while to put an answer together in my head. Four seasons down and several plot twists later, I can now confidently say this is a wickedly written and beautifully directed series about an unfortunate and complex chain of extraordinary events. Its masterfully thought … Continue reading This is (not) a true story: but it still happens nowadays (Fargo S4 Review)