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Battling Blocked Pipes

The residents of Brighton were startled to see money floating down the street of their main shopping district. Money lined the gutters as the local currency exchange plumbing became blocked, overflowed and flooded the cash room. Staff rushed to catch as much of the money as they could as it rushed passed their feet, pushed …

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New Bathroom, Old House

I’ve always lived very modestly, as per the values my parents instilled into me when I was young. I haven’t deprived myself of any necessities, but I tend to avoid spending too much money on something that I probably don’t need. Where my friends like spending money on the latest clothes, gadgets and brunches (so …

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Car Pressure

My mum’s car is her prized possession. She’s been maintaining it since she was thirty, and now at sixty she has passed the baton to me to continue the tradition. Needless to say, I’m feeling the pressure. She loves this car just as much as she loves me, so if I did anything wrong, she …

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Acting Up Again

I’ve been working in this factory for twenty years now. Where did all the time go? I feel like it was just last week that I was finishing high school, bright-eyed and hopeful for the future. I was going to be a movie star! I had a few auditions lined up, nailed my year twelve …

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Wild Exaggeration?

I’m always reading about architecturally designed gardens that are supposedly ‘wild’ and ‘untamed’. Informal, maybe, but wild? Hardly. I mean, architecture and wilderness are fundamentally opposed concepts… aren’t they? I get that there’s an element of illusion involved; I just think it’s kind of misleading, and you can totally tell that’s all carefully engineered if …

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Success Oncoming

I just got the greatest email of my life. A literary agent is interested in the Giggle Wiggle Chronicles. Janet McCallom sent me a request for the full manuscript of book one: Giggle Wiggle and the Shrine of Destiny. Within a minute of receiving the email, I had the book ready to send back to her. …

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Bad Driver

Sometimes I wonder how I passed my driving test. I barely know any of the road rules (despite my best efforts to learn them and get used to abiding by them) and I barely know how to work my car. I try to avoid driving as much as possible because of this, because honestly, I’m …

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