I Did Some Things!

Today I wrote three pieces of flash fiction. They’re only 300 words each, all up only 900 words, so why is this an achievement? Because I hate flash fiction. I cannot tell a story in under 75,000 words with plans for seventeen sequels. I’m not wired that way. I struggled immensely with writing short stories…

Book Review: Orpheus Lost

Here’s another one I had to read for my English degree. You wouldn’t know I almost qualify for one by the amount of spelling and grammatical errors in some of my posts, but that’s what happens when you usually write after an exhausting 12 hour day with a screaming toddler hanging off you refusing to…

Book Review: The Slap

Tonight I am going to review The Slap by Christos Tsiolkas. This was required reading for my English degree and since I recall seeing ads for it plastered all over Melbourne on buses and billboards and the like. I knew it won a zillion awards and critics loved it, I figured it might have been…

More Stories Than You Can Poke A Stick At!

For those of you in the dark, I am currently working in an emergency department about 60km inland of where I live. It’s a small town of maybe 10,000 souls, which is actually quite large for rural towns in this area. I have seen some pretty cool things, some really gross things and some really…

NaNoWriMo: Day One!

Word count: 299 so far today. I locked myself in my office at lunch today as the little Squiggle was at daycare to start writing. I haven’t finished for the day yet, obviously, but I’m writing this now as my dinner cooks. I’ll write more after I put the Squig to bed. Those 299 words…

Horrid Words: Hunk

The word ‘hunk’ is greatly displeasing to me. It’s a vile word which conjures up all sorts of unimaginable horrors, so I’m at a loss as to why people use it to describe the chiselled good looks of a Captain America type. For the past eleven years, I have worked in a medical laboratory. You…