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On Happy Endings and What is True

I remember the shock of reading Breakfast at Tiffany’s (Truman Capote) and realising I’d been lied to: Holly Golightly leaves the story without accepting Paul’s love. There is no magical kiss in the rain, there is no possibility of belonging to another, as the movie so dramatically displays. The book is, quite simply, one that […]

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i already have.

This morning I read the words what I want, I already have and I like rolling these words around my mind, around my mouth, though I have yet to speak them out loud. There is something magic in those words, and I think that’s because it is a dangerous confession. Something I didn’t know could […]

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A Creative Morning

A cup of tea. This is where it starts. The day, I mean. Or, a blog post. This morning it’s Chai. Tomorrow it could be Russian Caravan. Or Australian Afternoon. Or Chai, again. Some mornings begin with communion. My Mum sent me some pages of a book about it, and as we’re not able to […]

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inspiration frustration

Being creative is difficult. I always want a finished product, but I do not always want to go through the process of completing it. There is so much information out there, related to learning or building a habit or making something. With writing, I think the advice I hear the most is something like: you […]

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questions asked during my (almost) daily walks.

1 / How did that guy plait his beard so loosely? 2 / No, really, how is that holding together? 3 / Have I seen that couple before? 4 / Why is that man not wearing a shirt? 5 / Why do I want to use this play equipment now that I’m not allowed to? […]

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a creative life.

I want to create. I want to create and not care about the end product. I want to draw something and be happy without minding what it looks like. I want to play guitar and not care if someone is listening. I want to sing with joy. I want to dance in freedom. I want […]

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Land, Wasted

When I was in year 11 and striving to meet the requirements of a good English student, I signed up for the extension English class. I was really excited about it; I considered myself to be a word person, and even though I only received average grades in English, I knew I could do it. […]

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Write in Childhood

I love reflecting on childhood. I love stories of childhood and the way they impact us all. I love how, even though childhoods contain both good and bad, we can all look back and reminisce on what once was. While I love romance and adventure and the beautiful every day of adulthood, I love novels […]

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a perfect life.

I want to write something really good. I want to write all the words that mean something important. I want to publish all the words that mean something important. I want to write about everything that means something to me. I want to write about everything that means something to God. I want a room […]

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On Instagram Poetry and ‘Real’ Writers

A few days ago I posted a photo on Instagram of some poetry I was working on. It was only a few lines, didn’t give away much, and didn’t serve any ulterior motive. By this I mean I didn’t post it to become ‘Insta-famous’. I didn’t post it to show off in some way, if […]