'Twas the weeks before Christmas and all through the house, everyone is loud, running around and jumping on the couch, but don't forget that this is the time of joy, not some kids game of seek and destroy. You see it is weeks before Christmas and your bank account is low, your energy is fading... Continue Reading →

The Saboteur

The product has been running smoothly, I am watching from a distance but, I am not in charge. The product has been going well, in colour and size, it is just bread you may say. But you probably have never worked with ovens or machinery and then added food to the mix. It can be unpredictable at times. I watch from my seat, the CEO walks into the room. He walks straight past the one running the machine over to the control board and changes a few settings, he then walks to the oven controller and changes the temperature. He watches for a few seconds, with a nod to only himself he exits the room. The bread then does what we say will happen, 'it turns to shit.' It always aggrevates me when he comes into the room and plays with the weight, the speeds or the temperature of the oven and what is worse is when he stops everything and says to wait ten minutes before restarting which at that point the dough, is over-proofed and is a nightmare to save.

Our Sunburnt Country

Our land is being ravaged by a mass of fires, started by teenagers and others with no regard for the safety or property of others around them. It is a devasting scene, with smoke travelling long distances to those in safer areas. People have been killed, injured and are suffering from poor oxygen. But worse than that, the local fauna are struggling, the fires have destroyed many of their homes not just ours. Koalas are being seen holding on to local street signs instead of their usual gum trees. Kangaroos are racing through the state forests to avoid a certain death, meanwhile the death and injuries of these animals and those others not so lucky to escape keep piling up.

The Deadly Rainfall

My wife, clearly wants me to die, she came to me the other night I wont lie, a sense of hysteria on her voice, kill these spiders she'd beg, the hero in me took off ready to fight that is until I saw the webs.

The Blood Drive

There I was just the other day, busting to go one would say, the tiny room enough for one, I was only in for a quick time, not for fun. I tell you this, I'll say it true, I wasn't in this lavatory for a poo, it isn't a hard job for a man, all... Continue Reading →

Invasion of Space

The walls close in around me, pressing my soul into the middle of the ever shrinking square. What is to become of me? Will I die? Will I be crushed to breaking point? Or will I just scream at anybody that invades my personal space when the walls get too close? I doubt it, but, who knows when you are pushed to the edge of your personal space.

Green With Envy

what have I been envious about lately. You know those jealous moments that we have that we immediately bury for fear of showing off the beast within, or even, allowing those we are envious of feeling your angst.

The Virus

The government tells you to get the shot, one hit, one jab the feeling is hot, it's not for me thought I don't want the flu, it's not from me this virus came, it's you.

The Singing Angel

I heard about you before I arrived, walking through the hospital wards to find my girl, I tried to stay away, a plan to avoid would be contrived, but like all my plans this too fell. It was a short introduction, it really was, for I was there for my girl I wanted not to... Continue Reading →

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