Plain White Reptile House

Benjamin Spencer

This is a voodoo-like tale of loss, sickness and otherworldliness with such intensity that it feels weirdly grounded in the here and now.


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‘Ever since I can remember, Mama has had a snake living inside her mouth.’

So begins the strange tale of involving the Popop, Mr Anders and Mama by Ben Spencer.

About The Author:


Ben Spencer is a 20-something from Melbourne. Their writing is exactly what you’d expect from a 20-something from Melbourne. They have written for Junkee, Banshee and Your Friends House.


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