Creative Writing

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When England went Bananas

On 10th April 1633, the earliest recorded bananas went on sale in England, in an apothecary on Snow Hill in London.
I’ve read more about bananas in the last 24 hours than I have in my entire life, but it was completely worth it – a bit of creative writing, a bit of fascinating history!

Foundling

Two mothers and two Foundlings. Two strands of a story woven together in eighteenth century London.

The Town that Australia Forgot

Mary Kathleen, the abandoned Uranium mining town, which existed for only a brief period between the 1950s and 1980s. All that’s left now are the concrete foundations and a few recognisable remnants of town life. I fell in love with it straight away.

‘Twas the Night Before Chrissy

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and near Hanukkah too,
Not a creature was stirring, not even a roo.
The bottle-o had been raided and the food prepped with care,
And the cookies and milk left for when St. Nick would appear…

Memoirs of a Seven Month Old

I recently spent a few weeks with family in Brisbane. I had a great time, caught up with my geographically-distant relatives, and got to meet my new second cousin. While I fell in love with her immediately, I kind of wondered what her first impressions were of me…

Hollowed Boabs

And there are many trees with many stories, but committing them to paper has always been a sensitive topic. One such tree whose story I will now attempt to tell stands grand and monumental in the pindan soil of Western Australia…