Tag Archives: one minute story

Inside Out

If you were standing at train station without knowing that your T-shirt was inside out, would you rather someone tell you or continue on your way in blissful ignorance? We were both waiting for the train to arrive at one of those inner city stations that used to have a ticket booth & waiting room, […]

The Social Science Experiment

Have you ever seen the science clip which explains a nuclear reaction sequence by using a single ping pong ball dropped into a room filled with ‘primed’ mouse traps? The film aims to show how a chain reaction works with one action triggering potentially endless reactions & I saw this happen in the very drab […]

Old as me

Retrieving some earrings from an old jewellery box this morning reminded me of one of the first times I was surprised to be old. I was in my late 20s & my co-worker asked about my earrings & said with glee, “ohmygod, they’re older than meee!” I’d inherited them from mum who’d bought them in […]

Rain drops

This time of year is amazing for Melbourne gardens – is it good in other parts of Australia? Rain/sun/rain makes everything shoot up at once & all of a sudden the garden beds I’d cleared hoping for ‘inspiration’ turned into a grassy carpet’o’surprise . There was a motley crew of herbs & I thought back […]

Hard rubbish

Last night, a kid on a bike rode past me and on his shoulders was a backpack & a Thonet Bentwood chair. I love everything about that. I couldn’t take my eyes off him, I was trying to soak up all the optimistic joy & comedy of moving furniture in unconventional ways. Have you noticed […]


I got on the tram at stop 7 & they were already discussing wedding nail colour (‘pink blush’) & the impending hair style trial. By stop 12 conversation turned to cake stands (slice of a tree trunk ordered through a guy on Gumtree) & how expensive the quote was ($80) & how when she & […]

The perils of old-school photography

  When I was young the four of us went on a family holiday & took lots of photos on a single camera. We posed in front of waterfalls, staring into the sun in order to get a better picture. We lined up along a brick fence & we smiled on cue. When we got […]