Scribblings

Autumn & Anticipation

Autumn has slipped beneath the doorways and settled on every surface, like a layer of dust. The first rumbles of Autumn called to me like a reprieve, following a Summer where the world seemed ready to be rid of us. Autumn swept in to douse the flames and press moisture into the earth, and coax…… Continue reading Autumn & Anticipation

Scribblings

Contagion: mass hysteria & 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…… Continue reading Contagion: mass hysteria & misinformation

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…… Continue reading The Plum Currency

Scribblings

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…… Continue reading Thoughts about Home & Fire