I’ve been having trouble getting into these writing challenges for the past few days. There are a variety of potential reasons. Continue reading Day 10 of the Writing Challenge
Is ageism a thing? I guess people experience discrimination and exclusion based on their age. The term was coined originally to talk about discrimination against older people, but I don’t see why it can’t also apply to discrimination against young people too.
Remainder by Tom McCarthy (2005) is the story of an unnamed man who is severely injured in an unspecified accident. After he has painstakingly retaught himself to walk and move, he receives a payout of so much money that he can practically choose to do whatever he wants. Continue reading Remainder: a book I didn’t enjoy (but you should still probably read it)
In the science fiction novel that I’m writing, one of my main characters, Alleyah, is in a medical facility on a moon of Saturn early in the novel. She’s being rehabilitated after some pretty traumatic experiences fighting in a civil war. Continue reading Alleyah’s scars
I’m fascinated by Daedalus, the mythical inventor, architect sculptor from Greek mythology, and have been for some time. The name of my website and business are derived directly from him. Continue reading My fascination with Daedalus
Day 5 of the 30 Day Writing Challenge. Continue reading Somewhere I’d like to live but have never been
Day Four of this 30 Day Writing Challenge requires me to write 10 Interesting Facts about myself. Having completed them it strikes me that I could have just said things like ‘My t-shirt collection is largely either shirts from gigs, pop culture references or campaign shirts for various issues,’ but after yesterday I was in a nostalgic mood so…
My first crush was Michelle Daniels*. We were in Year 1 together with Mrs Szychulski, the teacher who got me to write my first short story (it had dinosaurs AND spaceships in it). Michelle had red hair and freckles and was confident and smart and a little bit naughty and I don’t remember ever talking to her. Continue reading A series of firsts
Once, when I was about four, I tottered over to the phone, picked up the receiver (that’s the handle shaped thing attached by a cord to the phone body: people used to talk into one end and listen from the other) and then dropped it into the fish tank so I could talk to the fish. It didn’t work. We had to get a new phone.
That’s one of my earliest memories. Or at least I think it is. Continue reading Framing Childhood Memories
Sure, social media is amazing. It’s social. It’s media. It connects me with people all around the world. It helps me stay in contact with people I’d otherwise fall out of contact with. But it’s not all hugs and unicorns. At the very least there are five things wrong with it…