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Scribbler on the Roof
Blog by Niamh Wood

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Autumn & Anticipation

Contagion: Mass Hysteria and Misinformation

I was pondering writing about mass hysteria, before the great toilet paper panic hoarding movement of 2020. It’s an interesting phenomenon, across history and today, and the reason I think it’s so interesting, is the way that many individual minds can seemingly join as one. A crowd sharing one mind and one movement and one …

Thoughts About Home & Fire

I’ve been thinking about home. About home as a concept maybe, but also a very literal place, and also, as a broader setting without defined boundaries but a very specific ~feeling~. I’ve been thinking about home because I wake up there every morning, because 2020 has a change of home planned, because people come and …

Short Fiction: The Plum Currency

From the open window, Stanley Damson watched the world awaken. Cool, crisp air flooded the kitchen, and it energised him. He liked this time of day best, when the 7am sunshine stirred the world for its morning coffee appointment. The sifting breeze waited among the branches, conducting a gum leaf percussion which squeezed through the …


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