The Dead Girl

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Pixie Willo is a writer, reviewer, voice actor, and performance poet from the Blue Mountains. For the last three years Pixie has worked as a theatre reviewer and producer for the Stages theatre show for 2Ser FM; as well as creating audio packages for 2Ser’s Gay Panic show interviewing queer and diverse people in and around the Sydney area. She currently works as a creative writer for Entertainment Blue Mountains. As a creative writer she has written, produced and directed her first children’s play “The Marvellous Sock Machine” which was staged at Gallery 188 in Katoomba in July 2018 and is currently being transformed into a picture book. Her voice acting credits have included narrating for History Lab, Starship Sofa, Queerstories, Let’s Do It and Antipodean SF Podcasts, for which she has also written material. Pixie has had two plays chosen for the Short and Sweet playwriting festival in 2017 and 2018. Willo runs the Off-Beat poetry slam in the Blue Mountains and was a finalist in the 2013 National Poetry slam. Her new book, “in Clarity’s absence” is available from girls on key press (link provided below). She has recently graduated with a BA in Theatre, Performance and Creative Writing at UNE. Creative audio for the Dead girl produced by DayWorld Music.

Spoken Word by Cynthia Morrison

CYNTHIA MORRISON resides within the Bermuda Triangle. She is a writer and an award-winning playwright with theatrical works featured Off-Broadway in New York City. She is also a graduate of the Burt Reynolds Institute. Her stage play “Words with a Mummy” is published inside “21st Century Literature from the Philippines and the World” as a textbook lesson in “adaptation of a play from literature”



Spoken Poems by Rose O’Gara

Rose is a sophomore in college. She’s not good at writing these, but she loves to write fiction and poetry, mostly, but anything when inspired. She lives with her family in Rhode Island, that tiny state everyone thinks is part of New York. She’s always gotten a kick out of that.

My Mother Always Told Me:


They Say We Are What We Eat:


Wasteful Thinking: 

Spoken Poems by Stephen Scott Whitaker

Stephen Scott Whitaker is a member of National Book Critics Circle, and literary review editor for The Broadkill Review. His poetry, fiction, and essays have appeared in dozens of publications including Oxford Poetry, Anderbo, Grub Street, and others. He lives on the Eastern Shore of Virginia with his family.

The podcasting duo, Alpine Strangers, recorded these poems. The Alpine Strangers consists of Nate McFadden and Cody Grimm.



Winter Fever: 

Spoken Short Story by P.A.W.

P.A.W. is a musician, writer, dancer, and audio documentarian. After a few years traveling with the band Tumbling Bones (including two State Department-sponsored tours of Eastern Europe), P.A.W. refocused their energy into audio art. Most recently, P.A.W. finished production on a historical audio documentary titled, “Making an American Folk Song: Children, Go Where I Send Thee.”

“The Christmas Tree” is a short story set to music. Text, arrangement, narration, and tin whistle by P.A.W. Audio engineering, mixing, and guitar by Chris Connors. Upright bass by John Murchinson. Background song is “Christmas Time is Here” by Vince Guaraldi.

Spoken Word by Craig Kurtz

Finding the 21st century obsolete, Craig Kurtz versifies Restoration plays, illustrated by Anni Wilson. Excerpts appear in California Quarterly, Crannóg, Icon, and Penn Review. Visit for particulars. Kurtz and Wilson reside at Twin Oaks Intentional Community.


Life Isn’t Fair


Money is Magic