Kill Your Darlings
"Nights were full-body swarmings, where I’d wake after a few hours’ sleep, hot-skinned, heart jumping around like a frog. When I closed my eyes, the dark behind my eyelids reeled, like I was coming down from acid. In the mornings, I got out of bed, sustained by an afterglow of discovery. I looked forward to writing on the commute to my day job at a call centre.."
"They meant well. They saw ugliness in the inequalities of the world, their own privileged place in it, and wanted to atone for their privilege by purifying themselves through the force of their commitment. They were, in many ways, perfect vessels for fanaticism."
"Wake up. When is she going to wake up?
It feels like God is speaking to me. A man’s voice, at once inside and outside me: skull-deep and buzzing from the walls like a PA announcement. But I don’t believe in God, or Allah. I assume I’m dreaming. Until I hear him again.”
'Charlie's Girls' (Elle AU, Sept 2017)
'Marceline' (The Jonestown Report, 2016)
'The Homewrecker' (Melbourne Writer's Festival, 2015)
'Born Again' (Gargouille vol. 3, 2015)
'Soybeans' (Award Winning Australian Writing, 2015)
'Fireflowers' (Award Winning Australian Writing, 2014)
‘Nowhere’s Folk (Island, 2019)
‘A Pop Culture Guide to Charles Manson’ (Vulture, 2019)
‘What I Learned About The Jonestown Cult By Spending Time With Survivors’ (Refinery29, 2019)
‘The Jonestown Massacre: A Technicolour Tragedy’ (The Irish Times, 2019)
‘The c-word: what are we saying when we talk about cults?’ (The Guardian, 2018)
'Where do you come from, where are you going?' (Feminartsy, 2018)
'Leaving Jonestown' (The Jonestown Report, 2017)
'Writer's Grief' (Writer's Bloc, 2017)
‘In Search of the Darkest Cult in American History’ (Literary Hub, 2016)
‘Sisters’ (Elle AU, Dec 2016)
‘Working Girl’ (Prairie Schooner, 2016)