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The Top 5 Songs of your Childhood

Finals got ya down? Essays got ya down? Projects got ya down? Well you know what? Let’s indulge. Let’s go back to when things were simple and easy. 356 more words


Post Script: Holidays - William McInnes

A real Aussie larrikin.


William McInnes

Hachette Australia

ISBN: 9780733633126



‘A holiday is a time when you do lovely things that you never get a chance to really do otherwise.’ So Iris McInnes told her young son, William, as she tried to explain the meaning of a holiday. 608 more words

Post Script: Book Reviews

Thanksgivings Of Old

As a child I knew of only one way to celebrate Thanksgiving. My Thanksgivings of old always meant piling into the family station wagon and taking our annual trip to Joplin, Missouri, to spend the holiday with my father’s parents, his siblings, and other assorted relatives. 620 more words


smallest in the pinpoint of night

confined in the woven cream winter and pulling

plaintively until it unravels in yarn and yesterday

around me.

How normal.


Sandra Benedetto: Where I'm From

Where I’m from,
the neighbors’ yards are Capture the Flag territories
and our lawn never wears out,
even where feet run bases and push off swings. 328 more words


30 Day Writing Challenge: Day 22 - Imagery (Poetry)

Not to brag or nothing, but I have written some pretty good poems over the past couple of years (favorites can be found here). Looking back, some of them feature really distinct imagery. 176 more words

30 Day Writing Challenge

Boxing Day

BOXING day. I wake in my mum’s house. Early in the morning she drives me to Fran and Bill’s house. They live halfway between my mum’s house and my foster home. 213 more words