Words in the shape of darts

Van Luyn, Ariella, and Luke, Jarryd (2011) Words in the shape of darts. REX, 2011 (3). pp. 1-9.

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[Extract] Joe Orton and Kenneth Halliwell stole library books. When Joe complained that their bed-sit was dull and claustrophobic, Ken ripped the pages from the books and glued them to the walls. He gummed the serene face of Buddha cheek-by-jowl with Da Vinci's Mary, her half-closed eyes forgiving them everything. David's penis hung just above their heads. In the places where the damp was blooming, Ken couldn't make the pictures stick, so he outlined the clouds of mould with wide, bright lines, giving the effect of an abstract artwork. Ken left the more disturbing images- smashed skulls and monkeys with mad expressions- in a pile on the desk. He shuffled through them while he dictated his novel to Joe, who only typed the parts he liked and added bits here and there. They wrote in the daylight hours to save electricity.

Item ID: 24737
Item Type: Article (Creative Work)
Media of Output: REX
ISSN: 1837-462X
Keywords: creative writing, fictocriticism
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Date Deposited: 26 Feb 2013 02:33
FoR Codes: 19 STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 1904 Performing Arts and Creative Writing > 190402 Creative Writing (incl Playwriting) @ 100%
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