On Firewatch, Conspiracy, and Horror

My first introduction to Firewatch was ironic actually.  I was out with some friends at a picnic, talking about the idea of a summer away from real life. What drives a person to flee like that? What does that ultimately do to a person? A friend told me he was in the middle of a game…

No Surprises, Please

By Matthew Stone “Where does this comma come from,” she shouts, smacking the desk. “You didn’t proofread it at all. Fuck this. Fuck you.” A little upset shall we say? I don’t know who she’s talking to on the other end of the phone. Maybe it’s a group assignment. They often bring out altruism and goodwill in…

A Capsicum is Like a Drum

by Hamish Ikin ‘I bloody love capsicum.’ said Dad, completely out of the blue, and on to his fourth glass of scotch. Mum and I looked at each other across the table and smiled. Dinner was about to kick off.