What is repeat writing?

SOMETHING inside you desperately wants to write -- and keep writing, despite the embarrassment, financial uncertainty and accusations of attention-seeking (and "wanting to be famous") it might bring. You just feel a need to put your ideas into words, to share your stories (and those of others) and to pour out your heart. But there … Continue reading What is repeat writing?

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I should be studying (but instead I’m reading a thesaurus)

A procrastination poem written in 2005 Initially my effulgence was extant; I thrived on my beneficence, But my assignment is still inchoate and I’m a victim of my own petulance, The nadir is near, impending doom and failure will deny all segue, I’d like to be mirthful and jocund, but all hope has been taken … Continue reading I should be studying (but instead I’m reading a thesaurus)

Good reading, captain: a book about Slint

Shane Worrell, Fairfax Media, 2011 IN MUSIC, 1991 is remembered for the explosion of Seattle grunge and the popularisation of underground punk rock through bands like Nirvana. Across the United States in Louisville, Kentucky, an album that was to pioneer a different genre – post-rock – appeared headed for obscurity. The album was Slint’s Spiderland, … Continue reading Good reading, captain: a book about Slint

The social media sidekick

A Short Play by Shane Worrell CHARACTERS KRYSTAL, manic, stylish social media celebrity CRYSTAL, Krystal’s enthusiastic new social media sidekick The setting is a lounge room. A couch is situated in the middle of the stage, facing the audience. On it, CRYSTAL sits, engrossed in her smartphone. She hears a knock on the door. She … Continue reading The social media sidekick

Ten albums well worth a listen

Here are 10 albums I highly recommend. They are not necessarily my favourites, nor would they widely be considered “the greatest of all time”, but I have nonetheless enjoyed them all immensely over the years. Blake Babies – Innocence and ExperienceSeam – Problem With MeAmerican Football – American Football (LP3)Owen – OwenThe For Carnation – … Continue reading Ten albums well worth a listen

The buried past: A journey off the beaten path to Pol Pot’s grave

Appeared in The Edge Review (Malaysia), 2014 By SHANE WORRELL / Anlong Veng, Cambodia If I had gazed too long at the gigantic casino – which, as it ascends skyward, interrupts the view of a splendid landscape – I might have missed the small, rusted sign opposite. After driving around admiring green fields, picturesque mountains … Continue reading The buried past: A journey off the beaten path to Pol Pot’s grave