Archive for November, 2015

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – a Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on November 30, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle



“Once my husband was dead, there wasn’t much reason for doing anything. But the one thing I couldn’t bring myself to do anymore was drink.” Continue reading

Mark Mullan Retires

Posted in Kickboxing, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 27, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle


Mark Mullan has had more than thirty fights spread over a fifteen-year career. In that time, he has trained in the Netherlands at the toughest gym in the world and fought in Europe, Asia and Australia. The time has come to hang up the gloves and he intended to go out with a bang when he took on old rival Simon Coutsouvelis this Friday night. Continue reading

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses with tags on November 24, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle



Pat was sitting at a footpath table out front of a small café in Flinders Lane. He had his duffel coat buttoned tight around his scarf and the Monday newspaper spread part-way across his lap and the rest of the way over the table. He took a sip of his coffee, watching the ascending plume of steam as it rose toward the sky. Continue reading

Published – Review of Australin Fiction

Posted in Fiction, Writing with tags on November 19, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle


I have had a short story published in this edition of The Review of Australian Fiction.

Please feel free to buy a copy if you feel so moved.

Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses – A Novel

Posted in Theme Parks and Obstacle Courses on November 12, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle



“I don’t think there’s anything particularly wrong with you,” she said, with a squint and a definitive tilt of her head. She sipped her drink and said, “You’re just a little bit shy. That, and a little bit weird.”   Continue reading

UFC 193 in The Age Newspaper

Posted in Journalism with tags , , , , on November 8, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle


Fortunate enough to be quoted in The Age Newspaper today on the subject of Ronda Rousey and UFC 193.

Alex Perekrest and Red Giant – 4

Posted in Music, Real Men with tags , , , , , , , , on November 7, 2015 by Jarrod Boyle


You posted a very interesting article about Jason Everman, a former guitar player for both Nirvana and Soundgarden who, after his tenure concluded with both those bands, joined the special-forces and served in a number of theatres of war. He described war as being a ‘theatre of schooling for the heart.’ What do you think about that? Continue reading

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