Category Archives: Historical Perspective

By Sea and Stars: A Book Review

By Sea and Stars  by Trent Dalton is the story of the voyage of the First Fleet which brought the convicts from England to Australia between May 1787 to January 1788. This was an interesting novella size historical piece of non-fiction. … Continue reading

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Canons in Alexandria: Tuedsdays of Texture

Fort Quaitbay situated on the edge of the Mediterranean  at Alexandria dates from the 15th century and has been an important strategic stronghold over the years. The canons however are not quite that old and date back to the reign … Continue reading

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Pelicans: Traces of the Past Yr 4 Number 5: Thursday’s Special

The only direct descendant of the dinosaur to survive extinction were those that could fly. Birds evolved from the dinosaur group  Theropods and are now thought to be the only living dinosaur descendants. When you eat a chicken you are … Continue reading

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Flying by the Seat of Your Pants: Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers

The night before the mission Squadron 74 threw back their beers and cuddled their girls They knew there would be empty seats and some broken-hearts the following night.  1100 hours the bugle sounded.  A quick briefing. No longer carefree, they … Continue reading

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Remembering Towton Battle: Friday Fictioneers

“Lord Towton I just adore your house and that sculpture.” The American tourist pointed to the large chain mail upside down helmet. “Thats a memorial to the downed men of  Towton Battle. Come see the dining room.” They entered a … Continue reading

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Relics of War in the Coral Sea: Traces of the Past Yr 4:03: Thursday’s Special

We were lucky in Weewak, the capital of Papua New Guinea’s East Sepik Province, to pick up a local girl in a brand new dual cab. Not only did we have the best guide on the island but in air … Continue reading

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Project Mogul: 99 Word Flash Fiction

Vernon poked at the colourful wreckage that covered a large area of their paddock in New Mexico. “Dad, whadya reckon this is?”  “Dunno. Gather it up. We’ll take it to the Sheriff.”  They bundled the bright rubber strips, tinfoil, sticks … Continue reading

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