I’ve been wearing glasses since I was only ten. I still remember the moment I realised I needed them. I was watching the AFL – I don’t remember who was playing; my memory isn’t that good – and I asked my mum, “What’s the score?” She looked at me funny, and said, “Why are you … Continue reading “I Can See Clearly Now…”
Author’s Note: Today’s prompt: “Write the saddest scene you can think of between a boy and a girl. Except this is the first time they’ve met.” It took me a while to decide what I thought was the saddest scene, but I'm happy with the end result. Please let me know what you think. Wind whipped … Continue reading Hello/Goodbye
I’ve read a lot of books this year that I’d been anticipating for a long while. Books that were either released this year, or I’d heard about over and over again through the years. And, I’ll tell you what, for the most part, I’ve been disappointed. My expectations haven’t been met. These books that I … Continue reading No Accounting for Taste
When I was in high school, my aunt’s uncle had a white van and he was basically my family’s bus service. By ‘my family,’ I mean me and my siblings, plus all of my cousins. Honestly, I think we all spent some time in that van – some of us for years, others for just … Continue reading “Eyes Wide Shut”
Author’s Note: Today’s prompt: "My wife woke me up last night to tell me there was an intruder in our house. She was murdered by an intruder two years ago." I started writing, and it went somewhere different than I was expecting, but I think I like it. Anyway, please do let me know what … Continue reading The Last Moonrise
The Monday evening news brought with it an incredible shock. An Australian Football legend had died in a single-car accident, after crashing into a tree, fifteen minutes from his childhood home. Three reasons why it was an absolute shock. One: my family and I watched him every week on an AFL-related show, and he was … Continue reading R U OK?
As I spend my days working on the plot of my book, and writing chapter outlines in time for a rewrite for NaNoWriMo, this quote keeps running through my mind. Whenever I think of my story, and my characters, and the world I’ve created, it makes me happy. I’m proud of the work I’ve done … Continue reading ‘Comparison is the thief of joy.’ – Theodore Roosevelt