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 itâ€™s easier to just say â€˜Fine.â€™ Most people arenâ€™t listening anyway. Nowadays â€˜How are you?â€™ 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: "weâ€™ve been in the shadows, now weâ€™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.