30 DAY WRITING CHALLENGE–DAY 6: LIGHT

The street was pitch black and was stuck with the overwhelming stench of urine. Ferris rubbed his arms, face, neck, but was unable to get warm. There was the occasional flash of white headlights approaching, illuminating him, and red brake lights disappearing around the street corner. Otherwise, he was alone in the spotlight of the … Continue reading 30 DAY WRITING CHALLENGE–DAY 6: LIGHT

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30 DAY WRITING CHALLENGE–DAY 4: UTOPIA

Excerpt from ‘UTOPIA: The New Way to Live’ in Neo-Austra Daily, December 2109 The UTOPIA 1.0 is set to be unveiled in January of next year after incredible success in testing. The unveiling will take place in Sydney at the country’s first UTOPIA Bar. Users will look forward to trialling an artificial—but insanely vivid—projection of … Continue reading 30 DAY WRITING CHALLENGE–DAY 4: UTOPIA

30 DAY WRITING CHALLENGE–DAY 2: BLANKETS

White snow blanketed the park. The cold air stung the children’s noses and chilled their mouths and throats when they breathed. They swaddled around in puffy blue and purple winter jackets with their heavy booties caked in browning sleet. With an aggressive kick, Suzanna sent their red ball hurtling across the green patch that had … Continue reading 30 DAY WRITING CHALLENGE–DAY 2: BLANKETS

30 DAY WRITING CHALLENGE–DAY 1: SECRET

With nowhere else on campus to smoke, Snitch was reserved to taking her breaks in the bathroom. Hinges screeched and a barrage of footsteps flowed in. Snitch dropped her cigarette butt between her knees into the toilet. She waved the smoke out of the cubicle with her phone. Leather handbags squeaked as they were dropped … Continue reading 30 DAY WRITING CHALLENGE–DAY 1: SECRET

‘IS THE VIOLENCE REALLY NECESSARY?’ – VIOLENCE, GORE AND INSANITY IN HORROR FICTION

Introduction—Defining Horror Fiction In horror fiction, there is the neutrality of anyone being a perpetrator and a victim, and this can be attributed to purpose of the genre: to horrify the readers with something that could possibly be real. There are a variety of definitions to constitute the genre’s utilisation of our range of fears, … Continue reading ‘IS THE VIOLENCE REALLY NECESSARY?’ – VIOLENCE, GORE AND INSANITY IN HORROR FICTION