The Lucubratory is many things.
First, it was a word, a word which meant ‘composed by candlelight, or by night; of or pertaining to night studies; laborious or painstaking’. It was a word unfortunately little-used. We gave it a home in our imaginations, and so it became:
A place. In an invented world, underneath two cities lying on the banks of a silty river, it was a secret world – part brothel, part printing press, part gin joint, part doorway to other worlds. Of couse, doorways to other worlds are, as is well known, prone to opening at unexpected moments, and so it became:
A website, a collaborative writing blog. This is what you see before you: a collective of writers and dreamers and wishers, who have come together to show you their work. Most are from Canberra, Australia, though our minds are very often elsewhere. We hope you enjoy our creations.