Eugen M. Bacon finished a PhD in writing at Swinburne University of Technology in 2016. She has published over 50 short stories and creative articles, and has recently completed a creative non-fiction book and a literary speculative novel. Her story ‘A Puzzle Piece’ was shortlisted in the Lightship Publishing (UK) international short story prize 2013 and is published in Lightship Anthology 3. ‘Swimming with Daddy’ was shortlisted in the Alan Marshall Short Story Award 2016. Eugen’s creative writing ‘Being Marcus’ and other works are published through Routledge in New Writing, The International Journal for the Practice and Theory of Creative Writing.