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)
(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.
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
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’