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)

(Un)political correctness, protests and democratic debating (Personal essay)

Politics. I know. Chances are the moment you read that first word, your reaction is to tell your brain you’ve had enough of that bullshit, and that is time to reward yourself with some instant gratification of endless, meaningless scrolling. But even then, nothing happens for no reason in a capitalistic world, and it can … Continue reading (Un)political correctness, protests and democratic debating (Personal essay)

New work in progress: ‘The Retreat’ horror story – synopsis

The Retreat follows our protagonist, Joseph, as he decides to address his writer’s block head-on by moving to a writer’s retreat, a conglomerate of bungalows deep in the woods where artists move to for inspiration. He goes on to meet the groundsman by the name of Steve, a solitary elder man who spends his days … Continue reading New work in progress: ‘The Retreat’ horror story – synopsis

The Great Epiphany – Short story written in-class

It was just another day, one like any other, the sort of day people go about their business without putting much thought into it, until somehow every single mentality changed; all of a sudden. Just. Like. That. The roads stayed empty as the hustle and bustle of the world’s busiest capitals was replaced with a … Continue reading The Great Epiphany – Short story written in-class