Beyond a joke

This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'exchange'. Stop me if you've heard this but there's this woman who’s dumped her gaslighting partner and exchanged him for a new bloke she’s pretty keen on. Being a modern liberated woman, she decides to take the initiative and says to … Continue reading Beyond a joke

Hi ho the merry-o, a’mazing we will go

These two pieces were written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'labyrinth'. There is a tenuous connection between them for the eagle-eyed but I hope they can each stand alone, even though they're together. 😉 Before entering the labyrinth In 1958, Maxwell Stuart, an Indigenous man was arrested for the murder … Continue reading Hi ho the merry-o, a’mazing we will go

The eruption that invented Christmas

This piece was written for the Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'eruption'. Gone for a creative non-fiction approach on this one. Mount Tambora is a volcano on the island of Sumbawa in Indonesia and in 1815 it produced the most powerful volcanic eruption in recorded human history. The ash from the eruption column dispersed around … Continue reading The eruption that invented Christmas

Two detours

Two for one today in response to the Divine Denise's Six Sentence Challenge, with the prompt word of 'detour'. Detourmentia It began with her putting the kettle in the fridge and calling everybody ‘darling’ because she couldn’t remember their names. Then she copied the young women’s craze for ash-blond streaks in her hair and started … Continue reading Two detours