Short story: The Warlock’s Rebellion

Illustration by Rebecca Evans

Alfen was once the Lord of all warlocks, but when they lost the Great Battle against the witches, he was condemned to be a garbage collector for the rest of his life. Until one morning, he discovers something unexpected in the High Witch’s rubbish…

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Safe sex and superheroes

Safe sex isn’t always an easy topic to discuss. But the more we talk about contraception the better, and some experiences are simply too funny – and too painful – not to share…

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New Zealand by night

Ok, we know New Zealand is pretty darn gorgeous, that’s old news. But when the sun goes down, the universe explodes into a peacock show of preening glory. Think I’m exaggerating? Think again…

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Friends in high places

I’m sitting in the pilot seat of a $2billion NASA plane, staring at the hundreds of flashing buttons in horror, Dr Chris’s words still hanging in the air. “Just don’t knock anything.” He’d said. Shit. Does he not know how clumsy I am?

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A beautiful dead end

We might not have made it to Milford Sound (an avalanche hit a building full of gas bottles and suddenly the park rangers had a civil emergency on their hands), but wow, was that the most scenic U-turn I’ve ever done.

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Into the wild

When travelling, one can become obsessed with documenting everything. Get the perfect selfie, the best caption, the most likes. How do you overcome the pressure to constantly market yourself, and capture a moment with your memory rather than a camera? Deep into the Jurassic landscapes of Doubtful Sound, the answer becomes pretty darn clear.

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Heli rafting in New Zealand

If you’d told me this time last week I’d be jumping in a helicopter to go white water rafting in the snow, I’d have thought you mad…

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The Emperor’s New Clothes

When I was a kid, I remember reading a book where an emperor paraded through his city entirely naked. Well…
I had a similar experience today.

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