Gray Street

Published in The Crow, Gininderra Press, 2020 The sky has fallen on the street, With a loud crack Touch the broken town, its concrete paths transformed in the dark You reach across the whole night ...

The dirt road to your house

Here is the night, hideous and sharp see the stars, shining – a bit yellow on his face Here is the tree watching the future shivering in a reckless manner Here is the next day ...

Exhausting the vessel

the girls, they begin slowly drifting away from the shore through the tick-tick of rain She is known written in red emptied to make room for a rising fear. It comes in a slowly spreading ...

The future of (sex) work

Work [Noun]: Activity involving mental or physical effort done in order to achieve a purpose or result. What is work? To some it means doing certain tasks, ultimately creating or delivering predictable products or services ...

Maroon

Night fill at the supermarket. The tall one whispers into her ear. Pete has worked here since he left high school.  She giggles. The whisperer continues. She leans in to hear it. 

Water

The sun shimmers in the bamboo and dappled light falls through, staining Fred’s face different shades of gold in the morning. He wanders up the long driveway to check the rainwater tank. The tank blocks ...

Thursday

Thursday night football training; bright lights illuminate the cool grass. Colin knows the feeling of those grass blades pointing into his flesh, sticking into his skin. They’re sharp and they slice the fragile layer of ...

Bowie: some thoughts

Was I always a fan of David Bowie? Not particularly. I mean, I quite liked him as Jareth in the wacky cult movie Labyrinth, for which he penned much of the soundtrack. Cue saxophones, bursting singalongs by ...

Gender identity in lingerie advertising

Gender identities in advertising are constructed to seem natural, but are based around ‘ideal’ identities that circulate in society. An imagined ‘femininity’ (concerning the 2004 Elle MacPherson Intimates lingerie campaign) is constructed through a binary ...

Review: DARK MOFO Nude Swim

Heard of MONA? Tl;dr: self-proclaimed ‘arseholic’ David Walsh makes a fortune playing blackjack (among other things), and invests in a Tasmanian museum now named MONA (Museum of Old and New Art) that he vamps out ...

Review: Ginger Snaps

Ginger snaps. Delicious treats constructed from ginger-flavoured biscuity-stuff rolled into a cigar, and pumped full of brandy cream. The cigars can be prepared ahead of time and frozen for several months, so they’re basically available ...