San Francisco Golden Gate Bridge dusk Novel Collective
Travel

Lost in the fog

I had too many bags, and they were heavy. “I knew I should’ve packed less,” I thought as I half rolled, half dragged my luggage across the resistant carpet at San Francisco International Airport. I had just moved from…

By Brett Gordon

Hollywood sign
Travel

A family holiday on the west coast of America

I was extremely fortunate to travel overseas when I was a child. My family lived in Florida in the United States for a year. We visited relatives in Switzerland. We holidayed in Bali. I was introduced to different cultures…

By Lian Flick

Me time
Inspiration

Me writing time

I’m not always good at taking time for myself. Whether it’s folding the mountain of washing in the evening instead of putting my feet up, paying bills during the kids’ nap time instead of writing, or working late instead…

By Lian Flick

Back to the past
Short stories

Back to the past

Inside Doctor Denhound’s lab there was utter confusion. Every colour wire you could imagine lay around on chairs, tables, the floor, everywhere. You see, Doctor Denhound was inventing the world’s first time machine. With it, he planned to go…

By Lian Flick

Carrot, apple and walnut cakes
Recipes

Individual carrot, apple and walnut cakes

As I was saying my goodbyes at work and preparing to embark on a year of writing, a colleague of mine wished me happy “slow living”. Those two words captured my attention. I was winding up a two-year period…

By Lian Flick

The creative process
For writers

The creative process

Let’s be honest: it’s difficult to be creative all the time. On some days, the words and ideas flow freely. On others, my mind is a big black pit of nothingness and my Delete key takes a pounding. Some…

By Lian Flick

Spell
Short stories

Spell

Gentlemen, at the time the anecdote I am going to relate to you took place, my aunt W/ro Almaz, a mother of two daughters, Sisay and Tsedey, was a widow. Sisay, the eldest at twenty-one, was a tall, handsome…

By Alem Hailu