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Issue No.3

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From The Editor

Welcome to Issue No.3 of Flunk Magazine! The motivation behind Flunk is to establish a creative publication that features the talented students of Southern Cross University. Every issue, we strive to combine literature with visual art in a way that brings out the best of both. For this issue, our Art Director Matt Weismantel created a custom artwork to accompany every short story, and our Designer Libby Lawler created the hand-drawn illustrations. To celebrate our first printed edition, we decided to run with a theme: Rural and Outback Australia. With international travel still a thing of the past, now is the perfect time to explore the short stories, poetry, photography, and visual art inspired by the more remote places on the continent. We are very proud of this collection of work, and all of the amazing contributors who have made it possible. Scroll on and enjoy!

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SHORT STORIES

& POETRY

 
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A Short Story by Benjamin Wild

"I finally met God today.

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A Short Story by Jennifer Pritchard

"The chain around her wrist pinched when she tugged, but it held securely, which was both frightening and satisfying."

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A Short Story by Nell Tynan

"A bubble, tiny and smooth, floated down the tube, around the loop, and up to Jay’s bed."

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Creative Non-Fiction by Lachlan Webb

"We packed the car and headed off around midday for the small, iron ore mining town of Pannawonica, situated about 450 kilometres south of Port Hedland in the untamed Pilbara region of Western Australia."

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A Short Story by Elspeth Findlay

"It gets harder every year to relax."

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A Short Story by Shell-sea Ellem

"It’s seven on a Sunday morning, and Pete’s at it again on the mower."

soft pliable sand
innocent and dormant
victim of the sea
rumbling waves rise
a plane that never lifts off

new wave drowns the last

drowns the past
to be drowned itself
grinding down the sand

from smooth stones
to smoother sand floors
cool not calm
sand flies swarm
salt stinging eyes
driftwood bones batter rocks

each wave reaching
reaching further and higher

grasping at the land
until it grasps me

 

soft pliable flesh
foolishly fighting
victim of the sea
rumbling waves rise
a plane that never lifts off

new wave drowns the last

drowns the past

to be drowned itself

grinding down the flesh

from smooth skin
to smoother bones

cool not calm
helicopters swarm
salt no longer stinging eyes

human bones batter rocks

each wave reaching

reaching further and higher

grasping at the land
until it grasps you

Riptide

Poem By Kellie Felfoldi

 
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VISUAL ART
& MEDIA

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Emily Imeson

Feature Article

 
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No Frills Twins

Interview

 
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Jai Darby Walker

Artwork Collection

 
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Outback Isolation

Photography by Jack Marr

 
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Calls for Issue No.4

photography

& Multimedia

Short stories
& poetry

Visual art

& designs

 
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Meet The Team

Editor | Snowy Frankland

Snowy is a fourth year student studying a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Creative Writing

Art Director | Matt Weismantel

Matt is a fourth year student studying a Bachelor or Arts majoring in Creative Writing and Art & Design

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Designer | Libby Lawler

Libby is an alumni student, graduating with a Bachelor of Digital Media and Communications.

 
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