Farewell, my home

I take this moment to farewell my childhood home, which my parents have sold. They are moving to what is, frankly, a nicer house. It is a wise move that I fully support. I wish them all the comfort in the world, long into their retirement. I have immense love for our home – and … Continue reading Farewell, my home

Tom Climbs the Fence

Tom Climbs the Fence is a novel I wrote after my sister died in 2007. Launched at Readings in Melbourne in 2010, it is distributed throughout Australia and New Zealand by Dennis Jones & Associates. What it's all about Jack returns to his empty childhood home seeking a quiet life but is instead thrust into … Continue reading Tom Climbs the Fence


They Use Violence, We Use Force

A Ten-Minute Play by Shane Worrell CHARACTERS  ZACH, the incoming communications officer at the Ministry of Peace ALICE, the outgoing communications officer at the Ministry of Peace STANWELL, the communications department head at the Ministry of Peace The scene is a comfortable, lightly furnished office, typical of a high-ranking government official. The wall is adorned … Continue reading They Use Violence, We Use Force


The Mount Pelee Survivors’ Club

This is written from the perspective of Ludger Sylbaris, who gained fame as the only* survivor of a volcanic explosion that killed some 40,000 people on the Caribbean island of Martinique in 1902. Mr Sylbaris survived because he had been arrested the day before the explosion and locked in a police cell underground. He was … Continue reading The Mount Pelee Survivors’ Club


Living For All Eternagen™

    Short fiction published in Painted Words 2017. Shane Worrell At the back of an antique shop where marbles were sold, two for ten million dollars, Junior lay in silence. The old man’s bedroom, small, cramped and altogether unbefitting of someone of Junior’s character, was separated from the shop by only a paper-thin wooden … Continue reading Living For All Eternagen™