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My name is Lachie McKay (they/them) and I am doing a Bachelor of Creative Arts, majoring in writing with a second major in history. I primarily write short stories and music and will often try and combine the two. My piece, Tales from Dogtown, takes place in a fictional city inhabited by various animals and tells the story of the poorer and working class animals and their struggles against a careless and often cruel upper class. The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed many of the cruel behaviours of the upper and ruling classes and has driven me to incorporate an inherent anti-capitalist sentiment in many of their pieces. An abridged, adapted version of Tales from Dogtown was published in Melbourne zine, Things I know to be true.  

Instagram: @fred.dirt