Unleash Your Inner Angst through a Literary Alter Ego

I have often considered it unfair that the bigwigs of the music scene can split themselves into two by virtue of a stage persona and still be taken seriously. On more than one occasion I have put on my extra-large hoop earrings and demanded that my peers call me Pheyoncé, and on more than one … More Unleash Your Inner Angst through a Literary Alter Ego

It’s Not the End of the World – The Sublime On a Small Scale

How does one track down the sublime? It is not moldy lemons that I am referring to here (haha do you get it??) (sorry), but that feeling of your organs permeating through your skin, of your stomach turning into an abyss and swallowing the rest of you up whole. I remember a few years ago … More It’s Not the End of the World – The Sublime On a Small Scale

Aiming for Oblivion: A Review of The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

  The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta Publisher: Candlewick Press Release date: March 1, 2010 328 pages Cover: http://www.penguin.com.au/jpg-large/9780670074235.jpg Everything is fine until Joe Finch Mackee is blown to pieces in a bombing at the London underground, and grief hits his remaining family members hard. The Piper’s Son, a companion novel to Saving Francesca (2005), … More Aiming for Oblivion: A Review of The Piper’s Son by Melina Marchetta

Interview: On Fictional Languages and They Should Pay Us For This

“Valar morghulis.” This phrase may be familiar to you, if you have watched a season or four of the television series Game of Thrones or read a book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series. It is a phrase from a language called ‘High Valyrian’, and it is translated as “all men must … More Interview: On Fictional Languages and They Should Pay Us For This

Short Story Competition – Second Place: The Fight Against Kilimani Eminence

THIS IS A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT FROM THE FEDERAL INVESTIGATIVE LIASON OF TRANSNATIONAL HEALTH (FILTH): PLEASE WASH THE MUGS.  It’s a common thing really, leaving your dishes out for the night. “Ah, fuck it,” you think. “I’ll get it in the morning.” Except that when morning comes, you’re still a bit hungover and so you’ve … More Short Story Competition – Second Place: The Fight Against Kilimani Eminence

Short Story Competition – Shared Third Place: Adventure Awaits

A man uses magic to turn into a mighty lion, but something goes wrong and he turns into a domestic cat, and has to spend his remaining days as his arch nemesis’s pet. No. Three people lost at sea, one is a tiger… No. Stop it with the felines. Real people. Real problems. Drugs, hallucinating … More Short Story Competition – Shared Third Place: Adventure Awaits