I'm a PhD candidate of Deakin University, researching representations of asexuality in Young Adult literature, but in my personal time I'm a D&D fanatic and pro Dungeon Master. I love all things horror, especially a spooky narrator!
Piñata: My Asexual Coming-of-Age
My first kiss, alone with someone in their bed, was devoid of lust. It started chaste and kind. I knew how to decipher it until my lover laid a hand on my waist and tugged me closer into her. For her, the moment became adrenaline-fueled. This was a part of our relationship that I think she had looked forward to for some time.
"Soulmate": A Queer Ghost Romance
At five o’clock, the gunshot scattered the birds into the southerly’s Antarctic chill. Sunshine magenta guided the receding stars. The servant girl ran for the homestead with her skirt bunched in her hands, bare feet collecting the bindii.
The Witch in Every Woman
Man’s hands, Natania has man’s hands. The children laugh as they run by her and the witch looks up from the linens in the bucket just to watch them as they go through the courtyard. She turns over her fingers in the water to analyse her deformity.
"Further": A Queer Cryptid Romance
DMITRI In the perpetual golden sunset of the Underworld, the battle is won. The moment it ends is the moment the incubi begin to howl.
Songs That Break Into My Home and Mug Me at Gunpoint
We all know the feeling. The one where it feels like the song was written specifically for you, like somebody's been looking over your shoulder. The kind that makes you feel a little too seen. Whenever I hear one of those songs that makes me say "oof", there's one special playlist I add it to. Here's a glimpse behind that curtain.
Outsourcing "Motherhood": Finding Surrogacy and Domestic Work Abroad
Surrogacy and What it Means to be a Mother Former Director of Writers Victoria, Angela Savage, provides a heart-wrenching account of motherhood, grief and passion in Mother of Pearl.
Aboriginal Life in Full Colour
'Deadly': Tell-All Aboriginal Memoir Breaks Silence Released alongside a companion music album with the same title, Archie Roach’s Tell Me Why is a brave tell-all memoir, shining a light on sixty-three years of passion, love, heartache and trauma.
Murder in the Bush: The Kangaroo Western, or Australian Noir
Peace, Garry Disher’s evocative, unmissable sequel to the award-winning novel Bitter Wash Road, combines the gritty isolation of the Australian bush with the tense, nail-biting thrills this author has made his trademark.