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Other Adventures...

When I was Born When I was born I saw the beginning of things. I saw the tide roll in and the tide roll out. I saw the moon...

Do Not Shake The Bridge

A long bridge of books and paper spans the gorge. You have gone ahead and vertigo is a hand clasped round my ankle, with the gravity of flesh  ...

On Writing:

Rob McGere Bogs It In

Rob McGere, alias Paul Mitchell, ponders poetry from the construction site ahead of his Melbourne Fringe performance, Being a Wheel Family. This is one of them Bogs, isn’t it?...

On Rejection

I once thought there was only one kind of rejection slip/email: a bad one. Dear Fool, we’ve had a record number of submissions by so many amazingly talented writers...

The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge:

Carrie by Stephen King

Carrie basically follows a kind of Mean Girls meets She’s All That narrative, except there’s a whole bunch of traumatic menstruation-based bullying, and after our protagonist goes through her...

An American Tragedy by Theodore Dreiser

More like Theodore Dreiser-bone. That was a witty quip to connote that he’s boring, and not some kind of reference to a rural raincoat.