Where fierce, fresh writing lives. Here you’ll find opinions, profiles, poetry, stories, reviews, treasures from our archives and food for the mind. All the things you need to go down swinging.
 

Articles:

The Falling Sky: Drones and Modern Warfare

Rafael S. W. imagines how drones will change the future of warfare.

Counterfeited Tongues

Crossing the Nullarbor: Part One

Poet Omar J. Sakr attempts to drive across Australia – and back again – in just nine days.

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Stories and Poems:

Atlas Dharma

Cate Kennedy immerses herself in a Reader's Digest World Atlas 1961 first edition in this story from GDS #33.

Paper Animals

The second-day winner of the Swinburne Microfiction Challenge.

On Writing:

The Meditations Part I: Nathan Curnow on 'Boy Got a Bullet'

The Meditations is a curated series of reflections on writing and storytelling from contributors to the thirty-third issue of Going Down Swinging. This reflection comes from Nathan Curnow on his poem...

Pitch Proper

The Meditations: Kavita Bedford on 'The Most Northern Southern City'

The Meditations is a curated series of reflections on writing and storytelling from contributors to Going Down Swinging #35. This reflection comes from Kavita Bedford on her piece ‘The Most...

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Anne Frank's Diary

In a way, Stars Hollow is a claustrophobic and confined space, and the town’s scrutiny is equally as inhibitory to them.

The Collected Stories by Eudora Welty

“Patrick Lenton and Rory Gilmore can go straight to hell”