First published in The Lifted Brow, August 17 2017

Slumtree is an online interactive fiction narrative, created in collaboration by Tara Kenny and comic artist & illustrator Rachel Ang.

A modern take on Goosebumps, Slumtree is a choose-your-own-adventure story about the highs and lows of life in share houses. Who hasn’t dreamed of hitting the jackpot with a rent free squat complete with running water, only to end up back on Mum and Dad’s couch?

Slumtree explores the space between dreams of an affordable, crumbling bohemian terrace in Carlton à la Monkey Grip and the potential reality of sharing a room with a lecherous Irish backpacker in the Docklands for $250 a week.

Click here to begin your own Slumtree journey.