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

Non-Australia Day: experimental writing story: postmodern f(r)ictions; written in October 2019

Non-Australia day Chapter 1: First arrival The year is 1788, and after a period of approximately eight months and seven days, Captain Cook is thrilled to announce the sighting of a new promised land to his crew. The land is rugged and the sun shines feverishly bright above as they moor. The men are excited … Continue reading Non-Australia Day: experimental writing story: postmodern f(r)ictions; written in October 2019