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Testing My Powers

I didn’t want to tell anybody about my newfound powers. The onlookers were sated with the explanation that the driver had hit the brakes just in the nick of time, but I had seen the drivers up close. The fear and confusion on their faces. The way they stared at me as if they had […]

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Property

Conveyancing, Then What?

When Rylee woke up, she only had a few papers left to go through. She could have sworn the stack was taller before she’d nodded off and had her warm and fuzzy dream, but she wasn’t going to complain if some of the conveyancing paperwork had decided to send itself into the next life. She […]

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Video Production

The Big Coffee

Call me crazy, but I think I just invented Melbourne’s newest drawcard. The idea has been brewing in my head for a little bit and now I feel like it’s ready to share with the world. I can hear you clamouring: what is it? Well, I have decided to add to Australia’s collection of big […]

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Ute

Eight Ute Stories

“You came back,” Cole said, stepping down the stairs. “Are you okay? What happened?” Rylee looked down at her broken leg and sighed. “Long story involving a haunted conveyancing museum and a quest to stop the Conclave. Listen, Cole, I need your help. Maphira and Vai have been kidnapped. I have to save my sister, […]

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Boats

The Loser Pirate

I think the ocean is beautiful because it is so similar to me. I like to compare the waves to my own breath. In, out, in, out. As the waves hit the shore, my breath hits the air. We humans have a lot in common with the ocean. However, we still have to be careful […]

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Hardware

The Bedside Table

Christmas holidays means more time to work on my hobbies! I’ve always wanted to start woodworking but I’ve never really had the money or time to add that to my hobbies list. However, now that I have a full time job, that’s no longer a concern of mine. I have lots of extra income, and […]

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Plumbing

Stubborn Blocked Drain

‘Come on, you’ve been trying for hours,’ Adam groaned from the bathroom door. ‘Let’s just get some sleep.’          ‘I know what get some sleep is code for,’ Lily poked her head out from under the sink to frown at him.          ‘Yes,’ Adam nodded enthusiastically. ‘It’s code for call a plumber already!’          ‘I […]

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Optometrist

Glasses for Lucy

I bounced Lucy on my knee as I scrolled through my social media, occasionally squeezing her so she knew I wasn’t totally disinterested in her.          ‘Good morning!’ my husband walked in with a smile, kissing Lucy on the top of her head. He walked over to the fridge and pulled the doors open. ‘How […]

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Boats

Time For Holidays

We’ll be at the docks in fifteen minutes. That’s fifteen minutes until we’re officially on our holiday, far far away from anything that may worry us. What a luxury. I’m glad my wife is driving because I don’t have enough patience to deal with the drive right now. I’d probably be going sixty in a […]

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Cars

I Hate My Car

I am so so upset. My birthday was absolutely ruined by my parents who didn’t get me a new car as a gift as they had always promised. Last night around the time of my birthday speeches, my parents drove right up to the venue and started honking. My parents weren’t actually invited to my […]

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