Category Archives: Historical Perspective

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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Nursing Heroes Project: Sister Ellen Savage

Can you think of any nursing heroes? Of course there is Florence Nightingale and Edith Cavell but when I was asked these were the only two I could think of. When I did my training there were some sisters we … Continue reading

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Learning to Write: Times Past

Following a fiction piece I did for Charli over at Carrot Ranch with the prompt ‘blot’ my piece mentioned a copybook. I was surprised by the number of people who had not heard of a copy book. I asked my … Continue reading

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Textures of War: Tuesdays of Texture

Rusting relics with added messages from birds above Sit in Memorial park Remembering just how close the Japanese forces were from our shores in WWII found, defused at Sunshine Beach But unknown to me at least was that near our … Continue reading

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The Ruins of St Pauls: Traces of the Past Yr4, No 1: Thursday’s Special

Built between 1602  and 1640 all that remains of the church that was dedicated to the apostle St Paul is the southern facade (now buttressed with cement and steel) and the Jesuit crypts. In 2005 it was added to the … Continue reading

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Francis Stacker Dutton: Copper Country: 99 Word Flash Fiction

Funny how things turn out. Here I am. An Englishman born in Germany ending up in South Australia. Sheep was my game. Fine merino. I had an eye; could pick fine fleece from  inferior. My sheep went missing. Looking for … Continue reading

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High School Graduation: Times Past

Was high school graduation a big event for you or did it pass unnoticed. As a city baby boomer high school graduation was not an event that my school, at least, made much of a fuss about. I believe that this … Continue reading

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