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Why I didn’t choose the van Gogh wallpaper for my dining room wall.

Paisley floral on duck egg blue and silver stripes, flocked accents in chocolate. This is the wallpaper I bought instead of the willows and blossoms I wanted, the one I liked for its muted tones, the creams and blues and occasional gold, though I’m almost certain the original didn’t feature that same metal because, depending … Continue reading

Come write with me.

Come write with me.

At the end of last week’s post, I shared the exciting news that I will be the Writer in Residence at Mattie Furphy House for FAWWA (Fellowship of Australian Writers WA) from 30 October to 10 November. I will be working on one of my novels and getting involved in FAWWA events that you can … Continue reading

In the flash / Stories


When the end of life as the townsfolk knew it came, they went about their day without a show of any thought as to its strangeness. They had, in fact, not a show of any thought at all. At nine o’clock on that Tuesday morning, the roads were oddly nightdark, and the adults of the … Continue reading



I recently came across some notes I wrote to self after a suburban cafe dining experience in 2011: Above the tables for dine-in customers is a note that reads: “Dear customer, This shop is takeaway. Thank you.” The menu tells me the the tofu here isn’t tasty: it is “tasted”. There are multiple calendars on … Continue reading