The Different Design

After I had finished giving my boat’s specifications to the designer man, he brought me over to his desk. It was filled with pieces of paper, each a different thickness, and some even completely transparent. Pencils were rolling around on the surface of the wood and measuring tools littered the foot of the lamp. I …

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Blocked Gutter Birds

‘Now those,’ my brother nodded next to me, ‘are some cute baby birds.’          ‘Is there really nothing you can do?’ I sighed, craning my neck to look up. ‘Nothing?’          ‘Sorry, sis,’ he shook his head. ‘If you’ve got baby birds living in your gutter, you’ve got baby birds staying in your warehouse gutter.’ …

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At Braking Point

‘Can you smell that?’ I asked, as we all bundled into the minivan and I turned the key.          ‘Ewwww,’ Jayden – my youngest – said, pinching his nose shut.          I was reasonably sure that Jayden could not, in fact, smell anything.          ‘What is it, Mum?’ Kelly asked me, frowning next to me …

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The Longest Goodbye

‘Bye!’ I waved out of the window of my van as it trundled slowly out of the driveway. A grin split my face as I blew kisses at my family, lined up on the lawn to watch me go. I gave the horn its obligatory tap as I took off down the street, and that …

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The Tattoo Tourist

Travelling around Australia has been so much fun. I’ve been here as a tourist for about three months now, and I’ve visited places all over the country. Cities, beaches, deserts and mountains. The architecture is amazing, and the natural wonders are even more beautiful than I could have ever imagined. I feel like I have …

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Condolence Flowers

It’s my best friend’s late dad’s birthday on the day after Valentine’s Day. I feel so deeply for her. It’s going to be such a hard day because it’s his first birthday since he passed away. She’s already significantly struggling with the loss of her father which was less than six months ago and now …

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Not Enough Solar

I’m feeling disgruntled with the way that some people (or groups) are dealing with climate change. It’s like they either don’t care about the effects of it or are too lazy to worry about it. It infuriates me. Like, something doesn’t have to be an immediate danger to be an issue. In fact, it’s often …

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Broken Glasses Conundrum

As I predicted, my nephew’s glasses didn’t last for long. My husband went to sit on the couch one evening when there was a resounding snap. He reached beneath him and pulled out my nephew’s glasses, which had shattered down the middle completely. I called my nephew over from the dishwasher and gave him a …

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