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2018 Best New Talent - Short and Sweet Festival Sydney
2014 Pushcart Prize nominee. (more)

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Lauded little late - Cue Applause


Controversial figure (Shrine)


Divisive
They said about him
As though everything he’s uttered
Was significant
Truthful
Rather the more realistic
Fragments of genuity
That floated equally with falsity
And exaggeration
Inconsistency’s
And the substandard.

Polarising, they decried
To the Heavens
And the literary field
Abruptly littered with his name
Embedded eternally
Since his passing
Though barely mentioned before
Like a cockroach
In an acclaimed gallery.

Now every generation
Sprouts from him
(as thy would have it)
If only he were here
To acknowledge the acceptance.




More Poetry

Coming soon,

More on my new Book, A Refugees Rage
plus
A new entry in the Nostalgia Video series


Ballsy return - Sporting CumBack


Marathon Man Returns

aka The Teste Warrior makes a CumBack




Lance Armstrong has vowed to return to the sport which caused his greatest downfall, cycling.


The busted drug cheat has sworn off drugs and says he has a new feather in his bow, an extra testicle. Mr Armstrong will be undertaking revolutionary surgery next month, in what could be a world first. A testicle implant. Mr Armstrong lost his original right testicle in his early twenties after an unfortunate accident on a robotic bull. For many years, he ploughed on with only one. Now he says the extra meat in his sandwich will give him that super testosterone boost that other men have naturally.

‘That’s the only reason I took testosterone enhancers in the first place. To give me back what was rightly mine to begin with.’




Sick of being teased as a young man with such awful terms as Half a Man, He Dropped the Ball Armstrong, Mr. 50%, Packing Half the Load, Where's your other half, All meat but No Potatoes, Arm-strong, Balls-weak, All crazy but no nuts, Lance took to cycling to get his revenge as it were.

‘I may have only one ball, but I can shag as well as the best,’ he said at the time. ‘It just takes me twice as long. Hey, some ladies like that! Unfortunately, I can’t deliver a full sample of juice, but who’s measuring?’

The Power of One
After his multiple Tour De France wins, it eventuated that Mr Armstrong was using drugs for all those years, giving him an extra advantage. Whether it helped him perform better in the sack was never investigated. One ex-lover, who can’t be named for legal reasons, said he was even worse in bed after his drug taking began. ‘He kept looking in the mirror during love making, instead of me, and practised victory speeches in French. It was so off putting. How he never tested positive for all those years, I don’t know. I can tell you that he definitely tested positive for being a wanker.’


'He was always a tosser.'


Lance promises his new, 3D printed testicle will return him to the world stage and new victories. ‘Just you wait until you see me in lycra again. I’ll be packing!’



Lance and Cadel: 'Even his handshake is half a grip.'


Cadel Evans, a man who lost the 2007 Tour to Lance said, ‘It won’t matter if he’s got five balls. He’s still a huge prick.’


Coming soon...


More Satire



A New Book - Rage of the Refugee



Hot News!





This July, my new novella, A Refugee's Rage, will be released through Ginninderra Press.

A homeless teenage boy lives in a park in Central Rome. He’s not the only one. There are other foreigners on the streets and many of them are young. Yet an encounter with an Afghani girl will have a powerful impact and alter both of their destinies forever.

It also comes with a second novella, (or long story), in the same book.


Caught... between love and loss. 

A man plans to build a house by his own hands in the country, but fate has other plans in store.

Both are different in terms of story and how they're written, yet there are common themes. The journey of the self. The notion of destiny. The impact of romantic love. The reality of unknown events affecting our lives.
They are both short but powerful stories and I'm proud of them both. As with much of my writing, certain real events are contained within the fiction.

The image above is part of the original artwork I purchased to be on the front cover. I'm excited for the artist, I'm excited for the book and I'm excited for you!

More info to come soon...




U N T O L D - Short Film








What the hell was all that about?

You tell me... 








Old British Cinemas - Nostalgia Series No. 4



Nostalgia Video 

#4 / 10






Re-edited with new music by Anthony J. Langford
from 3 YouTube videos by Michelle Stone






No. 2  Pictures of Old Sydney 1900 and beyond

No. 1  Wartime to 1930's Melbourne 


Next Post,

The Short Film, UNTOLD, finally 22 years after it was made. Not for everyone.


'Untold' - The Short Film Shoot



'Untold' - The World Premiere May 25

Part 2 - Production, Process and Post


An unusual story, with unusual dialogue needed an unique approach. Initially I wanted to shoot it all in one take. It's been done of course, but back in 1997, it was still a fairly novel idea. I planned it out, with the intention of changing locations, across multiple suburbs. It was too ambitious.

I chose a simpler shoot, at several locations, with myself as director and cameraman. I had two production assistants help out with the sound, but with these 'no' budget affairs, everyone chips in.



Poster 4 of 5


Look it's no Magnolia, but it does contain its own style and has some really interesting concepts and challenging conversations. The Year 2000 was looming like a giant wave and it's felt here. One of the actors says to another, 'Beware the new century.'

Amongst it all, is a mini mystery. Can you work it out?




Poster 5 of 5


What happened to the actors?

Pre-Internet, well, the internet was barely being used then, so I lost contact with all of them. I moved overseas then returned to Melbourne, rather than Sydney.
I could probably track them down, (should the past be left where it is?) or perhaps they will find their way to the film, once it's online on May 25th.

The most important question is, with Political Correctness as a central theme, how relevant is it today? Did it foretell certain aspects of where attitudes were going? Was it a window into today?

Don't miss it!

My Short Films