By Taylor Hay In 2012, it seemed as though you couldn’t walk past a bookshop without seeing one cover in particular – a shiny bright blue paperback with clouds on it. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. Needless to say, it was a big deal. The book (TFIOS) was wildly successful, and people … Continue reading Diagnosis: Bandwagon Syndrome
chai half full by Aditya Sud is a short story about a couple facing the phase after the honeymoon period.
The publication date for Seth Robinson’s upcoming mystery-thriller Welcome to Bellevue’s is just around the corner! As we work towards finishing off the final touches of the book, we had a chance to chat with Seth to hear about his writing process. We’re also thrilled to be able to give readers some new information about Welcome … Continue reading Seth Robinson answers our questions and teases upcoming novel Welcome to Bellevue
Seth Robinson is a Melbourne based writer with a love for the spooky, surreal, and magical. The following is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of his debut novel The Observatory.
It is 11pm, and a phone is buzzing aggressively. They are both exhausted; Eve had been cramming and Sam had worked all day. Neither wants to answer the phone. They let it ring, hoping the caller will give up. They don’t. With a deep sigh, Eve searches through the sheets until she finds the phone, … Continue reading False Griever
It was raining on the day Sash found the bottle. Fresh water met salt in the tide pools, bruised the sand and made the steel surface of the ocean spit like a pot over the coals. Further up the beach, the distance made the rainfall a curtain of static grey. Sash was one of a … Continue reading The Mist
Far out in the ocean, where the water is blue as spidering veins, it is deep. So very deep, indeed, that no skyscraper could fathom the vast space from the glittering surface waters to the mysterious ocean’s floor, that no array of steel and windows could compare to the flawless gradient of periwinkle, azure, cobalt … Continue reading The Deep
A short story by Sunniva Midtskogen Mykonos was made from the bodies of giants, the wrinkled old man at the corner of my hostel tells me. He spends all day just sitting in a chair looking at people. Kaliméra friend, he greets me the first time I pass him and smiles and waves. Kaliméra, I … Continue reading Mykonos
A poem by Elsie Mellor from where we began, i left a thousand miles ablaze through mountains and snow-cut rivers. while the sun burned your back, i lay where flowers closed in the night. you were the month in which rain kissed us clean. we played to buckle the fall; your fingers brighter … Continue reading from where we began
A short story by Jay Slayton-Joslin Owen knocks on my door as the sun begins to glimpse through the curtains. I open for him, half-heartedly raising an eyebrow to see what his latest existential crisis is. “I couldn’t sleep last night,” he greets me. “They’ve made so many movies about fantasy worlds at war I … Continue reading Hungry Ghost