Book Review: Either Side of Midnight by Benjamin Stevenson

Content Warning: This book contains strong themes of suicide, EDs, and depression/anxiety. A gun fires. The studio bursts into hysteria but the cameras still roll. Millions of viewers saw Sam Midford pull the gun from his desk and fire it into his own head, so how can his death be considered a murder? Either Side of Midnight is a sombre yet compelling crime thriller exploring the … Continue reading Book Review: Either Side of Midnight by Benjamin Stevenson

Book Review: Help Yourself by Curtis Sittenfeld

There is something so compelling about delving into the intricacies of other people’s lives. The mundane is a fascinating place; snapshots of the ordinary can tell us a lot about our culture. Help Yourself is a collection of short stories that does exactly this. Sittenfeld writes accessible witty prose about ordinary lives subtly tapping on issues of race, gender, and class. Her focus is not on big … Continue reading Book Review: Help Yourself by Curtis Sittenfeld

Interview with Hannah McArdle: Bushfire in Mallacoota

We’ve all heard a lot about the summer’s bushfires—on the news, on social media, from the mouths of politicians and celebrities, and in chatter amongst friends and colleagues. Most of what I’ve heard has come from third-party voices showing their concern or frustration, but that extra layer of distance always makes things a little blurred. The most important voices to listen to are those who … Continue reading Interview with Hannah McArdle: Bushfire in Mallacoota

Prism

Three walls No doors just screaming A single yellow bulb A grandfather clock Everything sways they itch Along the walls the creatures  The shadows dance click as they move Dreams hang like  Cobwebs                             burrowing burning skin Peacefully blown To and fro Whispering sweet secrets none of it’s real Do not worry … Continue reading Prism