Mulix is a Latin American writer who is studying theatre, creative writing and performance arts. She wants to explore alternative forms of narrative as well as raw human behaviour.
The origins of her writing are in competitiveness. When she was in primary school her older brother wrote an amazing story about the end of the world and she wanted to prove to her parents that she too could write great stories. Her brother grew out of writing but she didn’t, and she ended up loving it. She is at the start of her career as a writer but her short stories and poetry have appeared in student publications.
Q: If you could travel back in time, which of the great writers would you like to meet and why?
A: I would like to meet Edgar Allan Poe because he has become a great inspiration for me. I’m aware that at the end of his life his mental health was not good, but I’m interested to know who he was as a person and where his inspiration came from.
Q: Do you have a lucky writing talisman? If so, what is it?
A: More than a lucky talisman I have a ‘lucky dad’ – after I write something I show it to him and he tells me if what I wrote is good or if it is lazy writing.
Q: Do you have a favourite quote? (From a book, film, song, speech…)
A: ‘I don’t do drugs. I am drugs.’ – Salvador Dalí
Q: If you could teleport yourself anywhere, real or fictional, where would it be and why?
A: I would travel to the Thermodon River when the Amazons lived because I think they were amazing and really tough – I would like to see what their lives were like and learn from them.
Tara sat in front of the washing machine. She looked at the way the clothes moved in circles, sometimes showing a little bit of colour but mostly just black; she listened to the machine, a constant hum that echoed in the room where she waited. She thought about the way the clothes resembled a hurricane …