Beach Repair Experts

Remy had been saving money for more than a month. After his beloved bathroom sprang a leak and was completely destroyed, he’d been working overtime to gather enough money to fix it. After all, before it broke, he had once been the only rat in the sewers of Melbourne with working, fully-automated plumbing in their …

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Feeling Good

Before I started getting tattoos, I was really into skincare. I’m sure you’ve heard the concept of a gateway (word redacted), and I think skincare was the gateway for me to start getting into tattoos. I used to not bother with skincare, makeup or tattoos because my skin was good and I didn’t see the …

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Welding Freedom

Freedom. So much freedom. As Maphira walked the streets of Melbourne a free woman, she reflected on how even the oppressive feeling in the air couldn’t bring her down today. How good it felt to finally be out of that workshop and in the city again, even if it was being controlled by machines.  She …

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Animated Explanation Script

You are an employee of Mechanist Rising. Congratulations on joining this brilliant company that has recently taken giant strides toward its goals of complete and total world domination. We have put together a short animated film to answer some of the most common questions we get about our values and goals as an organisation. Special …

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Power to Destroy

“This is it,” Rylee said. “The battery control room. The one with the button that will send this whole facility up in flames. We’ll use the solar power to destroy the solar power. Over to you, sis.” Maphira stood before the door to what was, supposedly, the most important room in the whole facility. As …

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The Sewer Disturbance

Maphira split from the rest of her task force, trusting Vai to lead them onto the solar power facility. She stalked the dark tunnels of Melbourne’s sewer system, searching for the disturbance she’d heard. Her boots squelched along the shallow water, making her almost wish she could have been topside, patrolling the streets of Melbourne …

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Kitchen Food Fight

Yesterday my brother and I were in our kitchen, hunched over the stove. We wanted to surprise our parents with their favourite meal since they work so hard, and we figured they deserved a treat every now and then. As we were stirring the sauce in the pan, we heard a faint rumbling sound from …

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Expert Tinting Advice

As an architect at a leading Australian firm, I receive many different kinds of requests for planning and advice. Today, I spent most of the day working on an office that is currently being built in the heart of the city. In their brief, the company explained they wanted their offices to be comfortable and …

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