Sandra Arnold is an award-winning writer who lives in New Zealand. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from CQ University, Australia. She is the author of a book on parental bereavement, Sing no Sad Songs and two novels, Tomorrow’s Empire and A Distraction of Opposites. Her short stories and essays have been widely published [...]
Hey guys! It's been a little while, hasn't it? I must confess that my life recently has been a little hectic, and I've barely had time to sit down. But, I have a small reprieve here for the week, and therefore I've come to talk about how the society has been going at the moment, [...]
Hey guys! Last time, I spoke to you about the first couple meetings of my society that happened under my "presidency", and the nerves and mild awkwardness that pervaded those meetings. This week, we're going to skip forward a little bit. Truth be told, much of the year as a society was enjoyable, but uneventful. [...]
, I wanted to write a dark fairy story around a theme of loss. I had the initial idea about a grieving mother finding a book on her child’s bookshelf that she didn’t buy, and it leading into a fantastical mystery. I also wanted to leave it open ended enough, so there is room for interpretation as to whether or not what she believes happened actually did.