Fantasy, Science Fiction and More Course Review Earlier this year I undertook a 5-week course with the Australian Writers' Centre, a primarily online-courses centre based in Sydney. I chose to do a once-weekly, two-hourly course on writing in my preferred genre, speculative fiction. It was so worth it. The course took place over Zoom with … Continue reading Australian Writers’ Centre
“Five minutes and counting.” Time is interminable. It stretches, yawning, threatening to overtake him with its dark menace. How does he sit through these protracted seconds launch after launch? The chair is creaking with the weight of his despondency. Twenty-seven donuts contributed their piece as well, but every time he swears off bringing them he … Continue reading Countdown
The restaurant was packed to just the right density for Henri to move unobtrusively through the crowd. His slim form slipped through darkness along the room’s edges, the slick black suit swallowing the light. The shadows greeted him like an old friend and he smiled, appreciating the little things that made his business easier. Beyond … Continue reading The Professional
"The first draft is just you telling yourself the story."- Terry Pratchett "I'm writing a first draft and reminding myself that I'm simply shovelling sand into a box so that later I can build sandcastles."- Shannon Hale Image by Evgeni Tcherkasski from Pixabay So I did it y'all - I used all that inspiration and … Continue reading First Draft Done!
Easter could feel the uncomfortable gaze of the cashier on the back of her head as she stood at the refrigerated section, trying to decide between Mt Olympus Sparkling Water or Jerusalem Spring Water. She liked having bubbles fizzing around her mouth and popping on her tongue, but she was trying to be good in … Continue reading Post Office