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A Deserving Father – Part 2

a photograph of a cobblestone street, with a fence on its left side and trees surrounding it. a pink scard is in the foreground, floating.

by Giulia MastrantoniCatch up on Part 1 here Content warning: suicidal ideation Russell enjoyed the sunlight very much. That was why, years before, he had put up a real fight with Hilary to buy a house with large windows. Hilary wasn’t supposed to clean them, of course! They could hire …

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House by the Sea – Part 1

a digital image of a door flipped on it side. The door is white and cracking in the middle, showing brown wood behind it. Above the door reads 'House by the Sea', and below it reads 'Wen Yu Yang'.

Wen Yu Yang works with the UNSWeetened Literary Journal and is a regular contributor to Tharunka. Content warnings: mental illness (Dissociative Identity Disorder), non-explicit domestic violence You saw the farmhouse for the first time in ten years.             Radio static buzzed in the car. The grey hills blocked out the reception …

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A Deserving Father – Part 1

a photograph of a cobblestone street, with a fence on its left side and trees surrounding it. a pink scard is in the foreground, floating.

By Giulia Mastrantoni Content warnings: non-explicit spousal abuse and death. That very morning, he had wondered whether it would rain or be reasonably sunny. He always asked himself that question first thing as he woke up. His reason to be concerned with the weather was that it would determine what …

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Recurrence

Illustrated and written by Aditya Patil Imagine doing Medical Science when you could be doing literally any other degree. Unfortunately for Aditya, this is reality. He is a self-proclaimed movie critic/enthusiast and the only things that can pull him out of his self- deprecating bubble are good movie castings, along …

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Literary Tag #3: The Origin of Beecies

A screenshot from The Bee Movie of an animate bee with a human face, wearing sunglasses and looking sceptical.

Written one sentence at a time by the attendees of the Tharunka livestream, 29th April 2020. The man looked over the old growth forest and smiled. He could see bees flitting through the trees. But then a fox ate all the bees. The bees, however, didn’t go down easily. This …

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