Looking Back (Previous Anthology)

Moonlight Motel

Excerpt from Moonlight Motel by Ivy Waters, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. Raphael leant out of the bed, coming perilously close to tipping over before he managed to grasp his coat off the floor and tilt back. The sudden shift in balance made him fall back onto Adam, who opened his eyes and laughed. Grinning, Raphael pulled a flask out of an inside pocket and threw the coat back across the room with an air of triumph. Uncapping it with one thumb, he took a sip before offering it to Adam...

Fun-Sized Diversity

Excerpt from Fun-Sized Diversity by Mohammad Awad, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. You are much like your cultural dishes; you have no taste. You prefer me to my cousins. Because when I speak I don't have the accent...

Black Protest

Excerpt from Black Protest by Harold Legaspi, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. We all have our histories. A young black poet, fresh off the pages, said to me once: ‘Be aggressive ... be very, very aggressive.’ I wondered if his politics was his redemption...

Kylie

Excerpt from Kylie by Adelia Croser, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. 'Have I ever told you about Kylie?’ My mother asked me and my sister. It wasn’t one of those moments you remember the details of, not like ‘I remember it as though it happened yesterday.’ If you ask me, we were talking, gathered around the kitchen table. If you ask my sister, we were driving back from somewhere – the shops? Violin lessons?...

Throwing Glitter at Christians

Excerpt from Throwing Glitter at Christians by Connor Parissis, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. Glitter filled the air. We danced among it like children in the eternal gardens. We threw it in all directions, on them and on ourselves. We doused their signs in it. We laughed and we mocked as the perseverance melted from their faces. We coloured the avenue with it like it was our war paint. The sunset dwindled and the campus began to empty. Both sides knew this minor battle had ended, both of the assumption they were the victors, but the war had only just begun...

Assimilation

Excerpt from Assimilation by Mary Stanley, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. Ferris stood at the edge of the gutter and looked out. Heaving metal skyscrapers grew out of the horizon. Smog blanketed the rooftops, the sky near indistinguishable from the silver cityscape. Behind the polluted clouds, the sun glowed a stale yellow...

Intolerance

Excerpt from Intolerance by Sheree Strange, Student Anthology Diversity 2019. We’ve arrived early for dinner with my sister-in-law, and we’re staring wide-eyed around the restaurant. My husband looks impressed, and I’m sure I look anxious, because we are both noticeably under-dressed. It’s got a casual name, but this is without a doubt the swankiest establishment to which I’ve ever been granted entry. ..

My Yesterday’s Bookmarks

My Yesterday’s Bookmarks

Excerpt from My Yesterday’s Bookmarks by Tom St. John, Student Anthology Power 2018. Hush, hush. Linda and Duncan are telling...

Genealogy

Genealogy

Excerpt from Genealogy by Belinda Paxton, Student Anthology Power 2018. It is late winter, and mornings such as these, cold...

Beating the Shame Stick

Excerpt from Beating the Shame Stick by Sophie Lipell, Student Anthology Power 2018. ‘There is a girl among you who...