— by Dirk Flinthart “Is that..? No. That can’t possibly be what it looks like.” Untermeyer frowned at the glossy photo on his desk, and pushed it aside. “It’s some kind of a hoax. A prank?” Mieke faked a cough to cover her gasp of indignation. “Ahhh… no, sir. I wouldn’t do that to you, […]

I’m still writing narrative fiction, but lately I’ve been tangled up with scriptwriting for a few folks. While as yet nothing much has come of it, I have hopes — and it’s keeping me quite busy. But not so busy I can’t find time for my daughter. I’ve taken to doing some role-playing gaming with […]

Sue me. I was tired and slightly drunk. I watched ‘Bright’. Normally I’d include an image or two, or a link. Or whatever. But screw it. Too much effort. No. I didn’t like ‘Bright’.  It reminded me of ‘The Matrix’. When ‘The Matrix’ came out, the moviegoing world drew a collective breath and went “Oooh! […]

Ought to be a no-brainer, right? Apparently less so than I thought. I went to a 30th anniversary screening of The Princess Bride the other night. It was organised by a local political figure, and the film played on a small dropdown screen in a space above  a sports facility. Nevertheless, the room was full […]

So apparently Australia is getting it’s very own Space Agency. Who knew? If only it had happened earlier. Perhaps this story — written, I think, while I was at least partly drunk — might have been closer to the truth… The year is 1973, in an alternate universe. Here, America very sensibly decided that a […]

I’ve been certain of my sexuality since before I knew it was possible to have a sexuality. I think I was six years old when I found one of my father’s Playboys in the magazine rack in the lounge room. (To be fair, I think he actually did read the articles. Playboy in the 70s […]

I’ve been meaning to catch this one for a while. And what better time then while laid up by a furious ‘flu which bids fair to bring on the zombie apocalypse? Seriously: I haven’t seen so much snot since… no… actually, I don’t think I’ve ever seen this much snot before. It’s like a vengeful […]