Allan Drew

Allan Drew is a PhD student at Victoria University Wellington, where he studies creative writing and English literature. His short stories and poems have been published in a number of journals and magazines, and he has won or been short-listed in several writing competitions.

Allan Drew: On Writing

Allan Drew’s story ‘Office Cockroach’ features in Issue 2. Here he explores how stories can take root – or not. Allan is a PhD student at Victoria University Wellington, where he studies creative writing and English literature.

Allan Drew: Extras: Sociology

Extras: bonus content to complement the works in our issues: commentary, stories, interviews, and more. First up, we have ‘Sociology’ from Allan Drew. A sequel to his story ‘Anthropology’ which features in Issue 6.

Allan Drew: Scholar's Mate

We’re at it again this morning. Chess. Old Walter always grabs the white set. Says you don’t get ahead by starting second. ‘You’re at it again,’ I say. He does it every time. He’s trying to checkmate me in four moves—the Scholar’s Mate. ‘Huh?’ he says.

Allan Drew: Anthropology

I went to the birthday party of a friend of a friend.

Allan Drew: Office Cockroach

Brendon sat down at his desk, turned on his computer and rubbed his index and middle fingers across his forehead. The screen lit up and said Loading 1/3 updates. He went and made a coffee.