Some lines aren’t meant to be crossed.
The Purdah Shreya Parashar The Mutually Assured Construction Award Raul stands in his balcony and stares at the new house. His mansion, with rusted grille, mossed and cracked walls, peeled-off plaster flashing bare bricks, has stood tall for […]
That Generation J Paul Mutually Assured Construction Award Bob’s compact wooden house was as old and tired as he was. The paint flaked and peeled off the dry wood beneath it; shrivelled with age and neglect. Fence panels […]
War and Honour Guy McGivern The Mutually Assured Construction Award General Jenson marched into the room with the swagger of a man with an actual army behind him. Sitting at the table, he smiled at the man opposite who […]
The Middle Seat Sachin Sharma Mutually Assured Construction Award I glanced at my boarding pass. ‘Seat: 13B’ Damn, middle seat. I am jinxed to get good neighbours in a flight. I saw him coming down the aisle. He was […]
Separation Street James Croker Mutually Assured Construction Award No one dared to enter the yard of the exclusive freeman’s group. Our parents had warned us, when the freemen had first moved into town and built their stilted double storey […]
Drastic times call for drastic measures.
A CEO, a banker, a senator and a scientist get into a car… The Final Party Chris Wheatley The Oktober-Fast Award They were half-way into the middle of nowhere when the luxury anti-grav hover-car broke for good. “Jesus, Mike,” said […]
Being good at something isn’t the same as enjoying it.
Old rockers have dark secrets.
There’s a disease affecting writers.
It’s easy to get hooked on a feeling.
Is having it all just having too much?
Everyone deserves a second chance.
The marvels of technology.
Ever had to phone a friend?
Sometimes distance is more than miles.
“It’s not that I don’t love you,” he told me once. “But if our relationship goes public, female viewership will drop.” SwaqqxxTube’s EPIC MAIL CHALLENGE Coco Huang The Casual Act Quaint Award “My pee bottle is almost full,” says my […]
It’s time to make some changes.
It’s a nice day for a white wedding.
Love is in the blood.
What we have now is virtually all that is left.
There’s something to be said for a comfy cage.
Sometimes the best you this TO DO is survive.
The ? shall inherit the earth.
Sometimes it takes someone special to show you the sign that’s been right in front of your eyes.
Fashion Wars Cheryl Fairclough For the Savile Row Row Award Melbourne Gazette. Sat 30 April, 1938 ‘Fashion and Folly’ by Dame B.F, a lady from Melbourne visiting London. The restrained opulence of La Maison de Couture in the heart of […]
Unspeakable Lydia Trethewey For the Get Out of Jail Free Award Transcript from a radio interview with Paulina Nowicki, 15/06/2017 Kaden Grant: Alright, listeners, next up we have special guest Paulina Nowicki. Nowicki was fired from Symism Tech a month ago following […]
Tell the doctor where it hurts
Shark Teeth Shreya Parashar BLACK TOOTH OF DESTINY AWARD I settled into my chair, looking at appointments for the day when someone knocked. It was Shasha’s father. But her appointment was only later in the day. He entered, […]