Sad but true: Melbourne has been in an abusive relationship with Daniel Andrews
I have a friend. At her best, she’s bubbly and creative. Strong. She fell for a man who is powerful and charismatic. Popular in the cult-like way that can (and does) refract reality. The two have become inseparable. But these past few months, my friend has also become unrecognisable. Strategically isolated from her family, friends
Short Story – SMS!
Two things are equally terrifying to me: being caught up in a terrorist attack, and becoming a mother. If both happened at the same time? Well … Seriously though, when I look at news reports of terrorist attacks, I’m always disproportionately disturbed by the mundane settings they take place in. And of course that’s the reaction perpetrators want: thinkRead more
Short Story – Are We There Yet?
Anti-ageing and the terrifyingly vague concept of ‘wellness’ are getting their hooks deeper into our culture. While it’s totally unoriginal to shit on Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop and the crazy, unsubstantiated claims that website makes, I’ll do it anyway: Goop makes crazy unsubstantiated claims, ones that lead you to believe you could be Gwyneth Paltrow if you just, justRead more
Everfair author Nisi Shawl: we need hopeful stories people can believe in
Nisi Shawl is the James Tiptree, Jr. Award-winning author of the novel Everfair and numerous optimistic speculative fictions. She took part in Slate’s Trump Story Project – where 10 writers were invited to imagine the dystopian future of Trump’s America. She talks to Maverick blog about the power of writing in the current political climate.Read more
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