Journal

hans zimmer

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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the chopsticks wizard

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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Blade Runner

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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Aurealis Awards

The Aurealis Awards 2019

July 18, 2019

Procrastination is such a weird affliction for me. Sometimes, while trying to avoid The Thing which I set aside time to do, I end up doing a whole other Convoluted Thing, which turns out to be even more work than the Original Thing. tldr: I completely overhauled my website while procrastinating on writing a blog post. …

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CNN Apocalypse

Flash Fiction: If the Apocalypse Happens and CNN Isn’t There, Did it Really Happen?

July 17, 2019

Some days you sell a story and the fact that you even managed to sell it takes you by sheer surprise. That’s what happened with this one. Earlier this year I sold “If the Apocalypse Happens and CNN Isn’t There, Did it Really Happen?” to Daily Science Fiction, and I’m still surprised they were willing …

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Flash Fiction: Eight Characters

March 14, 2019

Eight Characters is a flash fiction I wrote that was published in Daily Science Fiction in January of this year, based on the 八字 system. You can check it out here (x). 八字 (bazi) or literally: eight characters is a Chinese astrological concept where it’s believed you can calculate your destiny based on the hour, …

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Eight-step Kōan

Short Story: Eight-step Kōan

October 12, 2018

Eight-step Kōan is a short story of mine that was published in the anthology Sword and Sonnet, a collection of short stories about battle poets. You can buy the anthology here (x). Check it out! It’s full of beautiful stories. And what a great idea for a theme. I have to admit I didn’t really …

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