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March, 2009

Numbers, Solitude, Cinnamon Cookies + New Voices

According to my dashboard, this is my 200th post since I started this blog in May 2007. And you know what? In the past couple of years through this blog, my novel manuscripts, my short stories and thesis, and my work, I’m quite sure I have written over a million words. I mean, I probably […]


Things We Didn’t See Coming by Steven Amsterdam

Sleepers Publishing, 9781740667012, 2009 (Aus, US) Things We Didn’t See Coming is a series of vignettes, from different stages of the unnamed protagonist’s life in a dystopian alterno-present/future. It is a post-apocalyptic story, but told in a hard-boiled, yet highly resonant literary style. The sentences are sharp, the character is hard and the environment is […]



Chris Currie has pulled back the curtain and revealed our names alongside our stories after his ‘Sneaky Celebrity Writers Month’ on Furious Horses in February. Krissy Kneen was the one who guessed the most correctly and won a grand Obama-themed prize. Lucky thing! Here is my story ‘Velocity‘. Also – Krissy is herself having guest writer contributors on […]


Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You by Peter Cameron

Scribe, 2007, 9781921372148 (Aus, US) James is eighteen, works at his mother’s gallery in New York, and is trying to worm his way out of going to Brown in the fall. Why? He prefers the idea of buying a nice old house out in a ‘quiet’ state, and not being around other people his own […]