Fairy Sparkle

  There is a woman walking around in this world, and specifically on our great barbequed continent, who has earned herself an Order of Australia Medal for making people feel happy.  In this day and age of the overwhelming sadness which is a suicide epidemic, of people with their faces stuck to the unreal, animatedContinue reading “Fairy Sparkle”

The Birth of Benjamin Beetle

  Some children’s picture book writing… Illustration  by my son. Benjamin Beetle stretches his wings; Two rainbow coloured shields And flutters up into the sky Surveying the dry grass fields He’s just been born in Australia, you see It’s hot and full of sand And the first thing he needs, he decides, decisively, Is friends,Continue reading “The Birth of Benjamin Beetle”

Saving Miss Molly

The first man told me he could see nothing wrong. “But bring her back in four hours and we’ll have another look.” The next woman said it was usually nothing but we’ll do the standard blood tests and xray. The next man, an hour’s drive away, said we’re going to operate. Now. They said toContinue reading “Saving Miss Molly”