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Arie de Bruyn

I'm a novelist, short story writer, essayist and random ranter. I also make films and comics.

Sometimes I find myself working, other times I don't. I was diagnosed with schizophrenia at aged 22. I'm the youngest of three siblings and my father was an experimental film-maker. I'm an Australian. I have traveled through Asia. I have a bachelor's degree in Arts (Media & Communications) from Deakin University, I try to get to the gym and do a basic routine.

Vegetable Oil

* Experimental Music Vegetable Oil is a short film that I created during the COVID-19 pandemic during the lockdown restrictions in the city of Greater Geelong. Specifically the Herne Hill […]
Vegetable Oil

The Room

(The Room, 4,045 words, Genre: Realistic Fiction/Drug Fiction) * Photograph courtesy of Lilith Prins . He looked at his hand. During the pandemic of COVID-19 Andrew had been locked away […]
The Room

My Catch 22

For those of you who have read Joseph Heller’s ‘Catch 22’, you would understand the sentiment of what it means. The definition on the internet Google search reads like this: […]
My Catch 22

Flowers

[Flowers, 6,381 words, Genre: Realistic Fiction/Romance] . Cameron was in year ten of high school. He was preparing for serious studies in the coming years as he was preparing for […]
Flowers

Incentive

[Incentive, 4,460 words, Genre: Realistic Fiction/Horror] . I went to high school with the man. Back in those days I was as he was, nothing special. Just another student scribbling […]
Incentive