Snack foods and blame

It had been a long few hours in the library, the study load was a heavy weight on my shoulders, and I couldn’t seem to shake the stress. I went and sat down on the grass to eat and reflect on my current situation; a well earned break in a barrage of assignments. I couldn’t help but think I might be out of my depth in this welcoming, friendly place of learning. When I finally made it into a relaxed state and was aware of my surroundings, I could hear a loud agitated voice coming from behind me over by a tree. This man was having a bad time, he was on one knee with the other pulled up to his chest, a very uptight position. He was moving his free hand about as his emotionally charged words reso

Gridiron Grommit

Grommit: Noun. A young or inexperienced participant, the term is often used in surfing or board sports. See also: Rookie, Novice. Everything hurts. The muscles in my arms, legs, butt, and hands ache. ­My fingers are purple and swollen and my forearms are spotted with bruises and scrapes. And we aren’t even training in gear yet. It’s been a month of sprints, ladders and agility training, all the while trying to learn plays in a sport that I’ve never even watched, let alone played before. And next week we start playing with helmets and pads. And full contact. It all started when I foolishly expressed interest in a customer’s son playing American Football. ‘You should come down and check it out

Michael Moshos

Michael is a young Perth-born Writer/Director/Actor. When I first met him he had just finished a run in a Fringeworld show, an experience that has set him on a new path. “It was quite a big thing for me, I met a whole bunch of lovely people.” The show, “Breathless”, an almost wordless re-imagining of Shakespeare’s Midsummer Night’s Dream set to music in which he played one of three Pucks, relied heavily on physical movement and expression. He was well cast, his lively dark eyes and engaging smile alight with mischief as he portrayed the disruptive, trouble-making sprite in what was a physically demanding role. However, theatre was not where his career began. Following a degree in game design

Faerie Tales

[Image source] Chris Adrian’s short story ‘A Tiny Feast’ (2009) utilises multiple narrative strategies to position readers in a way that forces them to confront the topics of mortality and the subjectivity of passing time. The narrative uses two characters from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titania and Oberon, and can be thought of as a continuation of the faeries’ story begun by Shakespeare in the late 16th century. In A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Titania and Oberon argue over Oberon’s desire for a changeling, and in ‘A Tiny Feast’, the pair adopt a changeling named Boy. The faeries are subsequently confronted by the fragility of human existence and mortality, and the flaws

We acknowledge the past, present and emerging traditional owners of the land on which we live and work, the Wadjuk people of the Noongar nation and acknowledge that sovereignty was never ceded.

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