Short Story: On the breeze with a cigarette

It was nearly the weekend. Dan and I stood in the usual spot, in an alleyway just down the road where the building was almost, but not entirely, out of sight. Between an industrial bin and a parking garage. Dan leaned against the wall smoking. “Smell that. Doesn’t that remind you of last year?” Dan… Continue reading Short Story: On the breeze with a cigarette

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On the dangers of seeking perfection

The other day I revisited Mount Dandenong with a friend of mine, and came home once again astonished by the natural beauty of that mountain. Specifically, we visited the Alfred Nicholas Memorial Gardens, and as we sat under a tree enjoying our picnic I was struck by a strange but not unfamiliar, very disruptive kind… Continue reading On the dangers of seeking perfection

Short Story: Across a Table

‘But why are you screaming?!! Stop screaming, we are right here!’ A look of bewilderment appeared in his eyes. He let it stay there so that this terrible exasperation might crouch behind its shoulders and remain hidden. ‘I’m not screaming,’ he replied in confusion, holding his palms upwards towards the sky. But his companions flinched… Continue reading Short Story: Across a Table