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Alexander McMahon

The Caped Author

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The Weary Way

I'm tired. I guess that's part of growing up, of being an adult and taking on responsibilities. As part of this maturation process, we find more and more to do. Ways to make money. Ways to self-improve. Ways to give... Continue Reading →

Committed to Commitment

My uncle once told me that he doesn't like telling people that he's a busy person. In his line of work, if he says that to people, then he is concerned that they'll try to avoid 'bothering' him, or muddle... Continue Reading →

The First

I’ve been listening to a podcast these past few months, made by a group of writers, poets, and artists from Canada and the United States. I wanted something to expand my mind, and it didn’t disappoint. It’s a show called…... Continue Reading →

Re-Re-Rediscovery

It’s been a while. I know. I could just say I’ve been busy, but how many of us are really that busy when we drop some of the things we love most? I mean… realistically I did have time. I... Continue Reading →

Why Should I Care?

We’ve all been accosted at one point or another by the volunteer donation-grabbers on street corners and in shopping centres. We’ve all been confronted by images of starving children abroad. There are layers and layers of guilt that ensure that... Continue Reading →

Emotive Motion

Though I mostly write science fiction and fantasy now, when I started I produced a very different kind of story. I haven't done much on poetry for a while, so it was something of surprise when I sat down and wrote... Continue Reading →

Self-Shrinking

I love my TAFE class. They're a great bunch of people and they really allow me to be myself. For some context, I often make a point of not talking about anything too deep with people unless I've known them... Continue Reading →

What if I Succeed?

I'm a little insecure. Maybe a lot. Those who know me well would understand that this was once a lot worse. As most anyone would understand, it's easy to be anxious about showing something of your creative talent to the... Continue Reading →

Your Greatest Privilege

Politics plays a large role in many of my stories, though to varying extents. I often take the opportunity to explore a number of political concepts through how characters interact with them through the story. Equality, equity and freedom are... Continue Reading →

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