Collected works

This page includes links to pdf files of some of my work from the last few years. Collected below are short stories, poems, essays, and links to the odd review (all other reviews can be found on the Reviews page). Absolutely no copying or stealing, and if you like it, say so; anyone who says they don’t need praise for their work is a dirty liar.

2017

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2017

In the 2017 Challenge I have been featured in the Short Stories Round-up for my review of Ceridwen Dovey’s Only the Animals.

I was also featured in the General Fiction Round-up for my review of Heather Taylor Johnson’s recently released novel Jean Harley Was Here.

2016

Australian Women Writers Challenge 2016

I was featured in the Short Fiction and Non-fiction wrap-up of the AWW Challenge for my review of Clementine Ford’s Fight Like a Girl.

30 Stories in 30 Days

A challenge I created and completed in June 2016: to write a story every day in June. I completed the challenge, and the thirty stories can be found on my blog.

My poem, Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Hairbrush, was published in issue #103 of Voiceworks magazine, a digital copy of which can be found here: Voiceworks-103-Bang (my poem is on page 33).

Me reading Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Hairbrush at the Voiceworks issue #103 launch

2015

Sestina – Matilda

My attempt at a sestina poem, inspired by Jackie French’s A Waltz for Matilda

Poem: Our Kind

A poem full of anger.

Poem: This Way & That Way

A small love poem.

2014

This is the year I wrote my Honours thesis, an excerpt of which I will post up soon.

2013

Comparing Versions of Beauty and the Beast

An essay comparing different versions of the Beauty and the Beast fable from different times and countries. I have always been interested in fables, legends, folk-tales and mythology, and this is particularly evident in this essay.

Defining Chivalry in the Arthurian Cycle

Another essay concerning mythology; this piece discusses and defines the practice of chivalry within the Arthurian cycle of stories

2012

Adapting Austen essay

I wrote this essay for the class ‘Adapting Austen’ for the Cambridge International Summer School in 2012. The class examined different on-screen adaptations of Jane Austen’s novels, and in this essay I compare one scene depicted in three different versions of Pride and Prejudice.

Power and Wonder in The Tempest

I also wrote this essay for the Cambridge International Summer school program, this time for the class dedicated to Shakespeare’s The Tempest. This essay discusses the uses and significance of power and wonder in this play.

A History of Tea

This piece can also be found on Smashwords. it is a series of vignettes, part creative non-fiction, part fiction, following the themes of social ritual as observed by a girl growing up in rural Western Australia.

2011

Review of Am I Blue?

A review of Alice Walker’s essay Am I Blue?

2010

Comparing the Hero’s Journey

An essay that compares the representation of the hero’s journey as set out in Joseph Campbell’s monomyth structure across two different movies.

Series of Four Tanka

A series, wait for it, of four tanka poems. More evidence of my interest in mythology, particularly Greek and Roman.

Father is Found

A short story inspired by Isabel Allende’s Daughter of Fortune, a novel I will always cherish because it introduced me to the genre of magic realism and the beauty of Allende’s lyrical language. This short story appears in the 2010 Community Writing class anthology Writing on the WAll.