Category Archives: musings

Carcasses: Cause Y’s a crooked letter and z’s no better.

Most of us don’t see that many carcasses apart from the odd bird, rat or toad and along the side of the road as roadkill. Normally we don’t give them a lot of thought. I had thought about carcasses when … Continue reading

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Operating in a Chemo Fog

As if life doesn’t become hard enough with the effects of chemo it also makes functioning difficult, as though you are operating in a fog.  I have since found out this is how pregnant women feel but having never been … Continue reading

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Time Stopped and then it stopped for Everyone

Have you ever stopped doing something and then found it hard to restart?  Time stopped for me in 2019 and getting going again has proved harder than I imagined. My last post at the beginning of June 2019 was not … Continue reading

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Weekend Coffee Post 22nd December 2018

Great to see you. Come on in and have a cup of coffee or tea if you’d prefer. We have cold drinks also. We had a thunderstorm last night at 3.30am that I thought would wake the dead. It didn’t … Continue reading

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A Productive New Year for Writers: 2019

Originally posted on Carrot Ranch Literary Community:
Ho-ho-ho, or rather ha-ha-ha. 2018 seems to be getting the last laugh at me, but I’m punching back. I didn’t fall off the ends of the earth, but I did take a nasty…

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Too Late: Friday Fictioneers

The young boy lived up the road.  Whenever I saw him he seemed to droop, never looking at you, his brow a field of ridges and furrows and his shoulders sagged. He never smiled and the most response from him … Continue reading

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Recycled: Thursday’s Special

The decorations made out of plastic milk bottles and are beautiful but Paula’s prompt Recycled could not have come at a more topical time for Australia. Our waste collection is under threat of stopping altogether as it has become unprofitable … Continue reading

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