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Breaking Up Even [FGC#22]

“You awake? I was thinking if the sun stays out, we might take some sandwiches down to the park. You know – commune with nature, feed some ducks…” “I’d rather not.” “If it’s too windy, we could always go see … Continue reading

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In a Southern Garnet [FGC#3]

When the tall bandsmen are clicking to the restless little bricklayer, And batons begin their jetty skimming flipper, And the creamy scented blowpipes of the dartboard pittosporum tresses, Grow sweeter with the commencement of the nightlight. And the hare in … Continue reading

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Sink or Swim [FGC#2]

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Utter silence. Not a sound from the bleachers, just the soft rumble of the spa far below. Total concentration. Her training allowed for nothing less. Tam expected nothing less. She visualised the dive; working through each movement, feeling each muscle … Continue reading

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The Almost Life

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Monday dawned just like every other Monday before it for the last seventeen years. Slow, quiet and filled with an increasing sense of unhappiness for Tanya Burton. She had felt it every morning for a year now and it seemed … Continue reading

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The ‘almost’ Sex Scene [NaNoWriMo 2011]

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“Drink?” “Yes please. I didn’t know if you were a red or white person, so I went for middle ground.” Sal poured two large glasses of the rosé and chinked hers against his. “To the station.” She smiled and raised … Continue reading

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The Long Goodbye

By Laura Meyer   There she was. Eyes shining with promise. Wearing one of her big toothy smiles. So caught up in the moment, she didn’t self-censor it like she usually did in photos. Her long brown hair was pulled … Continue reading

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Red Raw

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“Susanne Marie Jones! Come here right now!” The girl cringed as she stuck her head out of the bedroom door. “Mum – I’ve told you, it’s Suze! Suze! Please stop calling me that!” “What, you mean your name? Get out … Continue reading

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Golden Hour

By Laura Meyer A peachy haze filters through dusty Eucalypts. Their silvered bark glows with a lustre reserved only for that hour of the day where time itself seems suspended, along with the dust motes that hang in golden air. … Continue reading

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Finding out Angela

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Lucy wrestled with the stiff lock on her grandmother’s front door. “Bloody hell!” she cried, frustration and hurt beginning its familiar tattoo in her chest. Eyes closed she slumped against the door, squashing the bag of groceries in her arms, … Continue reading

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When life gets in the way, just … something, something.

It’s funny, how good intentions can get left by the roadside so easily. For example; my recent declaration to be a writer; which hinged on my ability to stop procrastinating and actually WRITE. So far, it’s been a challenge to … Continue reading