In this case, an oxymoron. I'm considering doing a short post on how prevalent these are in usage. An example that slaps me in the face several times a day: Gamble Responsibly It comes at the end of an ad that makes gambling so much more fun than life. No, I don't remember the sponsor … Continue reading A Rose by any Other Name: Oxymoronicism
For a writer, the answer is simple. Quite a lot. A name means so much more than a label to indicate who's talking. The name part of the writing process takes me longer than the pre-planning. Okay, a bit misleading. I write a few beat sheets that may or may not have characters with names … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
A short story, under 500 words, fiction with a different perspective. From the deepest bowels of the well within the basement, Illustro strove upward. His six legs worked mud and wood fibre into a tunnel to lead him from the darkness of below to the lights from above. More than anything, Illustro wanted to see … Continue reading Dreams of Light
A 500-word (ish) short contemporary fiction. Colour king-hit the wall. Blue. Not a soft blue, not eggshell blue, not sky blue. This was a black-hearted pirate blue, deep oceans, hidden secrets blue. “I didn’t want blue.” Dani stared at the scar it created against the undercoat grey. “It’s too dark. We don’t want dark.” Not … Continue reading A Wall is not a Heart
Australian neo noir crime novel with speculative elements and set in Melbourne.