Month: August 2014

Ducks in Oz

From the left window pane of his high-rise office Brian looks out over a cityscape that includes all the normal sort of drab. Drab tarmac, drab concrete, drab roads, drab buildings and drab people. But, if he twists the clear plastic rod of happiness that hangs next to the blind on the right hand side of his window; then his world is transformed. For through the right pane Brian gazes down on a beautiful city garden. A small oasis of greens and blues, of browns and russets, of yellows and reds. Its vibrancy shatters the other window’s greyness into a million slivers of mediocrity....

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The Last Bus Stop

I never realised how sublime watching one’s own life trickle into the gutter would be. I hadn’t even meant to get involved. I’d just been standing there, watching the drunks fall out of the pub. She had walked straight into a sweet left hand meant for him. The lads had continued unaware and I went from the bus stop to kneel next to her. She was out cold so I began to put her into the recovery position. “What the fuck are you doing mate?” “I’m just making sure she can breathe.” “Like fuck you bastard, get off my...

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A Walk in the Park

Sometimes it’s easy to forget how blessed we are living in places that have beautiful spaces, parks and nature reserves, (let alone democracy, freedom, civil rights and caramel crunch ice cream). I know there are things wrong with every nation and yes there are many, many issues in Australia that make you weep (not least our last few Prime Ministers, of every political persuasion), but sometimes it is worth reflecting on the good. Today we went for a walk in Kings Park, Perth and nope I didn’t miss the apostrophe, it was officially dropped from the name in the early 20th Century....

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A punch-up in sublime surrounds

Just a small gallery of shots from the ridge…   One, Two Free Millpond Sun sinking into blue Reeds Red Flower Yellow hues Sunburst A luck duck enjoys front row seat at the boxing Good right Oh, it’s kick-boxing Bl**dy Rowdy Roos Enough already… What you lookin’ at? Calm descending Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new...

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Just a Bit of Friday Fun

“Oh come on for God’s sake,” I huffed. But not out loud. My arse was sore from lying in the one spot for so long, trying to hold still and be focussed. But it was boring and tedious. Seriously, what the hell was I thinking? Actually, I knew exactly what I was thinking. She was cute and I’d been after her for a while. All that time spent watching, trying to pick the right moment, the right time to make my approach. Problem was that I was quite scared of her Father, so I wasn’t too sure how to get...

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