Journal

The Rise of Skywalker and Other Stories

December 31, 2019

I’m still fighting off the remnants of a cold and a bad allergic reaction, so this might be more of a rambling post than usual. Yes, I have watched the star war, and yeah, that was a bit of a mess, wasn’t it? I confess, my main interest in the latest Star Wars films can …

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Short Story: Garuda

December 31, 2019

Garuda is a short story I wrote that’s been published in Volume 6 of Curiosities, under their World War II edition. It’s inspired by my uncle’s memoir, which he wrote prior to his 80th birthday as a record of our family’s roots and how they survived WWII and the Japanese Occupation. His book is not …

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Short Story: Everyone Knows

December 10, 2019

Everyone Knows was published by OMBak Magazine, a new Southeast Asian SF&F publication. You can read it in Issue Two of the magazine here [x]. It’s about ghosts, high performing schools in Singapore, and the way life narrows down when you’re young and growing up in a pressure cooker. People from my secondary school might …

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Death Stranding and Other Stories

December 3, 2019

Death Stranding ate my November. It ate my 2019 Nanowrimo attempt for breakfast, my short story deadlines for lunch, and my sleep cycle for dinner. It is a frustrating, gorgeous, brilliant, extremely pretentious showcase for one man’s ego and his many famous friends, and yet it’s probably the most interesting game I’ve played this year. …

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Hans Zimmer and Other Stories

October 31, 2019

I’ve lived in Melbourne for over a decade, and I’m still surprised at how much this tiny city can get up to. I didn’t even get around to checking out the Melbourne International Arts Festival, or the various Film Festivals that were running through the month. One of the highlights of the month this year …

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Short Story: The Chopsticks Wizard

October 2, 2019

The Chopsticks Wizard is a short story I wrote that’s been published by Kaleidotrope in October, featuring magic, qilin, and environmental change. You can read it here [x], and I hope you like it. Climate change has been an increasing feature in my work recently, particularly since wildfire season, droughts, and damaging winds have been …

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Joy-Con Surgery and Other Stories

October 1, 2019

September always seems to be a busy month for Melbourne, with the Affordable Art Fair, Madfest, and the Writer’s Festival, among others. Not to mention our weird holiday for Australian rules football (the AFL). Yes, we have a holiday in Victoria for a football grand final. No, I don’t watch sportsball, though my cats and …

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An Infuriating Ad and Other Stories

September 2, 2019

Don’t you just hate it when you see a good ad? The social media manager and I saw this at the train station in Burnley on the way home, and we stared at it until the train came. Hint: it’s not a typographical error. I’ll put a second hint at the end of this post …

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A Blade Runner Dinner and Other stories

August 7, 2019

I run my agency’s blog, which means a regular update of about one long article a week and several short “of interest” posts every day. The agency blog is really part of our SEO strategy: I try to write articles that would heavily focus on keywords that people might search up when they look for …

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Continuum and Oz Comic Con 2019

July 18, 2019

For a city that you can walk across in twenty minutes or less if you try, Melbourne always has something going on. Sometimes it has way too much going on, and you have to bend space and time if you want to get everywhere that you want. Or spend an hour scheduling everything to fit and stick …

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