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  • The Most Beautiful Girl in the World and the Crime She Committed Against Her Own Face January 4, 2018
    We met at the gym. I can remember a number of occasions I had seen her before we spoke, and she flowed inside the parameters of her name. Before that, she was a force of nature; a wind of the imagination. I never knew which corner I’d turn and she’d come breaking over me with […]
  • Chris Bradford Versus Steve McKinnon: Powerplay 36 December 22, 2017
    Chris Bradford meets one of the world’s best cruiserweight kickboxers on Saturday, May 12 of next year. He sits down to tell JARROD BOYLE all about it. What made you decide to have another fight? As a fighter you never really quit the fight. It’s always in you: when you wake, when you sleep, when you […]
  • Untitled November 16, 2017
    Ben Edwards is a beast. After making a significant impression on international heavyweight boxing and kickboxing, he is poised to make an elephantine splash at the deep end of the swimming pool of MMA. He fights Westside MMA stalwart Jeremy Joiner this Friday night in Canberra on Monaro Fight Circuit 26. How’s life as an […]
  • Morbid Love September 13, 2017
    Aftermath/Afterword The thought of publishing this on my blog made me sick. I sent it around to all the respectable internet publishing magazines, hoping they would pick it up. Publication in a newspaper, magazine or established outlet like The Guardian, The Atlantic or even Vice confers a certain credibility. This piece found its genesis in […]
  • Morbid Love September 10, 2017
      Final I had met her ex. He was the ugliest man I had ever seen in my life. After I had called her on the phone early on, he had heard the message and gone into my place of work to look for me. After some phone tag via SMS, I agreed to meet […]
  • Box Office Appeal: Mayweather Versus McGregor September 8, 2017
    Published in ‘Mayweather Vs McGregor: Money Fight.’ “The public has been hoodwinked. It’s the biggest farce in boxing history,” says Peter Graham, former world champion heavyweight boxer, kickboxer and mixed martial artist. “It’s amazing so many people think that Macgregor can win the fight. It’s a bookmaker’s dream come true.” Peter is quick to list […]
  • Morbid Love September 5, 2017
    5 I could feel an ugly future closing in. The way I experienced the world changed, and I felt myself becoming depressed. When she lost her temper, she was like a wild animal. I could see by looking into her eyes that she wasn’t thinking, and really didn’t know what she was doing. I knew […]
  • Morbid Love September 3, 2017
      4 The first time was over ice-cream. She had eaten the entire carton and when I asked where it had all gone, showing her the carton, she slapped me. I slapped her back. She went on a rampage; smashing dishes, threatening to cut herself with a kitchen knife and punching the walls and floor […]
  • Morbid Love August 27, 2017
      3 The first time I hit a woman – and the second time, in fact – was a calculated decision. The first time was my first serious girlfriend. One day, I came home from having breakfast with a mate after a long Saturday night at work to be confronted by a raging girlfriend. She […]
  • Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses August 20, 2017
    Final “Before I went overseas, I had a car accident. On the Great Ocean Road. My brother and I…” Pat’s eyeline crossed over Natalie’s. His shame reared up and struck him. He dropped his head and wiped his face on his sleeve. He wanted to get down from the lectern, but the audience seemed a […]