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Saturday 29 November 2014


 Off the Wall: Decoding the 'gay' code
Posted in: NZ Writing  10th September 2014
"It would be natural that eyes reveal a man's sexuality. That mystical gay gaze. Something just happens when you catch a guy's eye and you then instantly 'know'."


 NZ Writing: How are you?
Posted in: NZ Writing  7th October 2013
"Most times it’s easier to just say ‘Fine.’ Most people aren’t listening anyway. Nowadays ‘How are you?’ has become such a reflex that everyone says it," writes Jern Ng.


 NZ Writing: The Strange
Posted in: NZ Writing  29th September 2013
In The Strange, the world of an unhappily married man is opened anew by a stranger on a beach.


 NZ Writing: Summer Rain
Posted in: NZ Writing  23rd August 2013
"He came into my life like summer rain; sudden, unexpected, but greatly welcome." Jern Ng writes.


 i'm going to write angry letters about marriage equality
Posted in: NZ Writing  13th April 2013
A beautiful sarcasm-lined poetic response to a Dom Post opinion piece about "how marriage is all about being able to do the sexing and get the babies".


 NZ Writing: Stop by Anon
Posted in: NZ Writing  19th March 2013
"I can hear the phone, see the message. I dream of you coming back to me." Anon pours her heartbreak into words, which she shares in our New Zealand Writing section.


 NZ Writing: No Longer Here and others
Posted in: NZ Writing  6th February 2013
Chaz Harris shares three pieces he has penned in our New Zealand Writing section: No Longer Here, Surrender and Wide Open.


 NZ Writing: Ecstasy and Ripped Fishnets
Posted in: NZ Writing  26th January 2013
Patrick Graham uses the song Go West by the Petshop boys as a jumping off point for his two short stories, Ecstasy and Ripped Fishnets.


 NZ Writing: Rainbow town and Jesus land
Posted in: NZ Writing  8th January 2013
Dunedin high school student Richard Brown shares a story he wrote for his Level 2 writing portfolio, which is about growing up queer in small town Puritan New Zealand.


 NZ Writing: The Call by Jern Siong
Posted in: NZ Writing  16th December 2012
In Jern Siong's The Call, a young gay man who fled home gets a phone call from his estranged religious father, who has some major pieces of news. Is there peace to be found?


 NZ Writing: Run by Jern Siong
Posted in: NZ Writing  21st November 2012
"It took him a long time to summon enough courage to flee. To defy his parents. To leave behind what was familiar and strike out on his own."


 NZ Writing: 3 by Jern Siong
Posted in: NZ Writing  11th November 2012
From our New Zealand Writing section: 3 by Jern Siong looks at the dilemma of telling the truth to the person you love the most ...


 NZ Writing: Bent Love
Posted in: NZ Writing  4th November 2012
Michael Mair shares his lyrical poem Bent Love, with his message: "we’ve been in the shadows, now we’re stepping into the light."


 NZ Writing: The Mist Wanderers
Posted in: NZ Writing  27th October 2012
Sebastian Langfield encompasses Macbeth in his beautifully-penned short story which sees a frustrated young actor wander through a cruising park ... but does he find what he is looking for?


 Teenage day dream and other poems
Posted in: NZ Writing  21st October 2012
We asked for submissions for our NZ Writing section and the talented Patrick Graham is among those who have responded.