Genres

Book Review: Elizabeth, Elizabeth by Sue Williams

by Angela Wauchop   ‘Behind the ragged grey people and their own shabby infantry officers— … the houses are little more than...

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Interview with Hakim Bellamy

Interview by Brad Jennings   Hakim Bellamy is a poet, author, musician, playwright, actor, and community organiser. In 2012, he became...

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Merciless

By Jess Roscioli   The beginning was bliss. A desire, with a depth –  more forceful than the ocean we met along.  Purity,...

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Take Me Home

by Lyssa Stevens    The gun shots are relentless. Men cry in pain as blood oozes from their wounds, dripping down the walls of the...

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Shave Your Legs For Summer

by Bethany Cody   Fat tears won’t flood the lake. A head full of summer memories. She stayed at yours, you stayed up late. Cut your...

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Six Mothers I Had

By Bradlee Jennings   Talaleu was the fearless goddess who wrangled flesh and air, Willing me into existence. Healthy yet homeless, I...

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Anna By Lamplight

by Alison Knight   The streetlamp is a thing of beauty. Tall and slender, its neck bows over the footpath in an elegant curlicue....

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The Rats of The Rocks, Sydney 1900

by Rob McKinnon   Surreptitious stowaways  to the flourishing city  hiding in groaning ships  from contaminated ports.  Finding...

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Taffy

by Bethany Cody   Born of the beach, a young man from Taffs Well, gateway to the valleys, an immigrant living along the flat shores of...

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When the History of the Future Burned

by Amy Bertacco   A building is only a building until it means something to someone. I was nothing until the people of Alexandria,...

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Stray Dog

by Miles Boyle-Bryant   ‘A fucking woman? I ask for help, and they send a fucking woman?’ ‘Mr. Watkins, I promise you I-’ ‘I...

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Charlotte Millanayage

by Dilini Fredrick   My grandmother on my mum’s side, Charlotte Nona (Nona is a Sinhalese word for ‘madam’ or ‘lady’), had...

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COVID, Cement and CCR

by Melissa King   It’s mid-morning on a temperate autumn day in 2020, during the early stages of Victoria’s first COVID-19...

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Lost and Found

by Sam Johnston   My hands descend into the abyss of shredded bags and rotting food, digging around for the toy. I haven’t even...

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Book Review: The Road to Woop Woop and other stories by Eugen Bacon

by Angela Wauchop   ‘But there is a lot Keledi does not know. You haven’t told her about the big plane that took Baba up in the...

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Course of Time

by Peter Loveday   In the afternoon we go down to the vegetable patch to dig up the cat we buried there. No matter how far down we...

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Book Review: Black Moon – Graphic Speculative Flash Fiction by Eugen Bacon. Illustrated by Elena Betti

Reviewed by Angela Wauchop   ‘Was it the malevolence of bitch girls and the opulence ranking of their homes? The spite of...

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Impermanence

by Jessica Roscioli   There’s something about the night sky that sparks deep nostalgia within me. It’s abundant in hues of deep...

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Transformers, The Haiku

by Josh Kee   Era of Plastic. When Raegan Passed new toy laws, Hasbro wanted stake.   Seeking new concepts, Hasbro went to the...

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Book Review: Ein Stein by Joe Reich

by Vincent Kakkos    Ein Stein surprised the absolute shit out of me. As someone who hadn’t read a novel to completion in almost a...

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Interview with Joe Reich

Interview by Vincent Kakkos   Joe Reich is an author, painter and practicing ophthalmologist based here in Melbourne Australia. In 2009,...

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Homeland

by Joshua Kepreotis I knew we had docked in Melbourne because the people around me rushed to the windows of the ship to look at our new...

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The Moirai

by Jane Frank   1. Clotho   I feel her thread spinning, spooling ahead through a sea of guinea grass as I run down the hill to...

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Empire

by Vasilka Pateras   The rust of empire has crumbled desiccated flakes float— over once traversed lands  stocked with wild tribes ...

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The Black Madonna

by Vasilka Pateras Monastic caves of Kalishta,  stone crevasses of solitude  on bare floors a monk’s prayer in worldly denial – ...

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At the Time of Numismatic Transition

by Srinjay Chakravarti After the emperor’s head has been chopped off, the royal executioner is paid his wages by his new masters. Till...

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Bush Fairies

by Michelle Freckleton Inspired by ‘The Babies in the Bush’ by Henry Lawson   ‘Please, Mumma, please. I’ll hold onto...

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Gumball

by Kristy Cornell For my Grandad, Geoff   ‘You know,’ Ernie said to no one in particular, ‘this war is a load of bollocks.’...

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In Ashes

by Sam Johnston The beat of the mallet echoed between the cracked lime trees. The sign still crooked, the edges chipped away, but the...

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TAJ MAHAL, AGRA

by Srinjay Chakravarti The dark river, draped like a clinging wet sari around the fleshy curves of rocks and boulders.   Against an...

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