Alive but spread thin

My name is Shane Jiraiya Cummings and I am not dead. I have, however, been offline for some time, having struggled with illness and other issues. In addition, a considerable slice of my remaining creative juices has been siphoned off into my day job. Many, many things continue to loom over me, so my updating […]

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The literature of fear

Exploring the literature of fearThere’s a special thrill when you experience something for the first time. For me, it was conducting my first writing workshop (“Short and scary – dark flash fiction”) – with the girls from St. Mary’s school at their creative writing camp down in Jarrahdale. For them, it was that moment, that […]

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Reviewage, short and sharp

Life has been particularly burdensome of late, but we all carry our own baggage, don’t we? It’s how you cope with adversity that shows your character. That’s how I see it, anyhow. One of the more positive aspects of life lately, aside from an unconditionally supportive partner and family, has been writing. Angela and I […]

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