I have too many thoughts. I write to clear some headspace.
The New Eden
"You can keep staring at it, Evangeline. It's never going back to the way it was before." "Nathaniel, my dear friend, that kind of eternal optimism is why I've kept you around all these years..." I turned to face my friend with a smirk, and one eyebrow cocked so he could see I was only half-teasing with my sarcasm.
The Modern-Day Meet Cute
I make no secret of the fact that I'm a bit of a cynic when it comes to the "true love fairytale". Sure, it's out there. But I think it's the exception rather than the rule. That doesn't mean I'm not a sucker for a good love story that gives you the warm and fuzzies, though. I mean, I'm still human. Given a choice for my reading time, I will almost always opt for a romance novel over any other genre.
The Most Underrated Tool in your Online Toolbox
Admittedly, the title of this article may be a bold statement. Given that my online writing experience is at fledgling status, and there's probably a tonne of undiscovered hacks out there. Nonetheless, this is my hill, and I will die on it.
What my Two Incomplete University Degrees Say About Me as a Person
I didn't go to university (uni) straight after I finished high school. I didn't even apply. I was one of those "gifted" kids loaded with "potential" who inevitably disappointed all of my teachers because, at 17, I didn't have a clear idea of what career I wanted to pursue for the rest of my life. Shock, right?
Summer always tastes like a rosé wine, Refreshing and light as it hits your lips. Meandering on beaches hands entwined, As last light from sun on horizon dips.
Christmas in Summer is the strangest thing, You'd say we forgot if not for the heat, Yet of a "White Christmas" we still do sing,
Ode to Bondi
Senses trigger memories familiar, Smells of sunscreen, saltwater sand and sweat, The laughter of children playing in water,
The Day the Bush Burned
A hot summer's day in mid-December, Not unusual for this time of year, Would soon become one we would remember, The day the bush burned and we lived in fear.