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Fortune Favors the Brave
***Please Note: This story contains an insensitive word, used for historical accuracy given the period when this story was set.***
No, Kangaroos Don’t Bounce Down the Street — Yes You Can Have a Beer With Them
Unfortunately, our kangaroos don't hop down the street on command (they are wild animals, not trained monkeys). But you can get up close and personal with them at various locations. A petting zoo will provide you with a vanilla Australian experience and lots of happy snaps. However, for a genuinely authentic Aussie experience, having a beer with a roo ticks all the boxes.
The Facebook Stalker
A quick tap uploads my message. Complete with a spelling mistake. That's the least of my problems. Yesterday I transferred $1,000 to Vodafone instead of my Visa card. No funds mean no Uber and now, no bus.
The Witch, The Curse, and Time Traveler
“We’re going to watch her burn, right?” Brennan knew the man in the green suit was fidgety, eager to watch the trial proceed, but he kept his voice low and calm as he spoke to the huddled tourists. “In a moment, they will bring the accused woman out. While no one from this time can hear or see you, please accord your fellow travelers some respect and speak only when necessary.”
A Passport Fit For a Pharaoh
Ramses II is known for many things — he was a master builder, a mighty warrior, and one of the greatest Pharaohs. For 66 years, Ramses II ruled Egypt, and he left his stamp all over the country. His legends are larger than life, as are the monuments he created in his image.
Utah Monalith — A Modern Day Who Dunnit
The rivets holding the triangular prism together prove that alien lifeforms didn't construct the Utah Monolith in the middle of the desert. The monolith was clearly man-made. But the appearance of the monolith and its purpose remain unclear.
Chilli Parsons, Renovation Consultant
Zoom, zoom, ZOOM!! The area from the backyard to the bedroom was a racetrack. Rotto and I raced laps at top speed. Our people wagged their fingers at us, "Slow down," they said. "You might hurt yourself."
5 Lessons Medical Practitioners Can Learn From Veterinarians
My red heeler, Chilli, recently came off second best in a rumble with my staffy cross, Rotto. An ordinary trip to the vet triggers deep anxiety within Chilli. She is, even on her best days, a nightmare of a patient. She’s the type of dog that makes trainee veterinarians second-guess their career choice.
I’ve Been Falsely Accused
Canine Story Advisor — it seemed like a good fit for me. I live in suburbia, there are no cattle to heel around here, and a working dog needs a job. So, story advice, I could do that.
Australia’s Missing Prime Minister
A political achiever, Harold Holt, entered politics in 1935. During his career, Holt dipped his hand into many political arenas, including:
The Darker Side of “Little Red Riding Hood”
Wrapped up in a classic fairytale, Little Red Riding Hood is the ultimate stranger danger story. But stranger danger wasn’t the original objective behind the tale.
My Role as a Gatekeeper in Children's Literature
Getting your book into the hands of readers is the goal of any writer. But children's authors also need to hurdle the gatekeepers. Parents, grandparents, teachers, and librarians control access to books with their purchasing power. Even pocket money purchases can be subject to approval.