Svetlana Sterlin lives in Brisbane, Australia, where she contributes to Our Culture Magazine and ScreenRant. Her fiction, poetry, and other work appears in several printed and online publications.
Husk The birds don’t come here anymore—not since the burned-out husk appeared in the woods. No one knows how it came to be here. The grass in the clearing is green, the surrounding trees unmarred. Yet the car’s innards are scattered about like this was a crime scene someone tried to obliterate.
Summer isn't what it was before
Summer isn’t what it was before This summer bends around last summer’s end, awake from cold slumber of winter’s death. Leaves bloom to light, the sun’s yellow a friend;
8 Best Friendships in Netflix's Sex Education
Netflix's Sex Education is all about relationships, but some of the most heartwarming scenes focus on platonic pairings. The heart of the show is Otis's relationship with his mother Jean, but one of his other key relationships is with Eric. Of course, as the show progresses, he forms a bond with Maeve, who has her own network of connections.
A Playlist To Help Soothe Anxiety
Anxiety can be hard to manage, especially when being aware of anxiety only makes anxiety worse. Sometimes, noticing the absence of anxiety can make it reappear again, like a childhood bully. When talking about anxiety, I find it best to speak from personal experience.
Alice In Wonderland & Other Quirky Fantasy Films For Viewers Of All Ages
Fantasy is often thought to be most appealing to younger audiences, what with magical creatures, witches, secret portals, and alternate universes that help viewers escape their realities. However, fantasy can often be a way to comment on reality without being so explicit. This is a good way to spread serious messages to young audiences while also appealing to their older companions.
American Beauty & Other Suburban Horror Movies
Sam Mendes' Academy Award-winning film is an off-putting exploration of suburban life in America. The film opens with a rather morbid voiceover monologue from its main character, Lester Burnham, in which he talks about his death. The audience is then introduced to his dysfunctional family, which appears perfect from the outside.
Super Dark Times: American Psycho For Young Adults
Mary Harron's American Psycho was a career-defining film for Christian Bale, who stars as wealthy investment banker Patrick Bateman. The film has been respected and ridiculed, but it remains iconic in the world of cinema more than twenty years later. The story follows Bateman, day-in-the-life style, as he goes through his regimented morning routine, deals with the frustrations of his job and girlfriend (Reese Whitherspoon), and occasionally succumbs to his inner madness and bloodlust.
5 Reasons Why The Order Of The Phoenix Is The Best Harry Potter Movie
Harry Potter's fifth year at Hogwarts brings a whole new world of adventure for him and his friends. The tone is a lot darker now that Voldemort is back and the Ministry is after Harry. The Ministry has also invaded Hogwarts by way of Professor Umbridge, but the new environment gives Harry a chance to make new friends, especially from other houses.