Monthly Archives: January 2013

Against The Odds

As he drove to the cricket ground, Chalky weighed up the odds and found them stacked heavily against his team. They had clawed their way to the grand final and now were going into the match as underdogs, tipped to … Continue reading

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Out Of The Blue

“I’m sorry Melly, honestly! It’s been a long hard week and I’m exhausted.” Leila apologised after turning down Melanie’s invitation to dinner. “Oh, come on Leila – I know it’s short notice but Peter only gave me a couple of … Continue reading

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The Milking Girls

what is a cow? A cow is a completely automatic milk manufacturing machine. It is encased in untanned leather and mounted on four vertical moveable supports – one in each corner. The front end contains a cutting and grinding mechanism … Continue reading

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Johnson

He turned up one morning at the homestead gate. The broad primitive features were wizened with age and framed by a full head of snow white hair. Well, it would have been snow white had it been washed in the … Continue reading

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Written In The Wind

Some things just aren’t meant to be. I came to this conclusion after I had come to terms with the loss of a premature calf I almost succeeded in raising. Bubby, a temporary name I gave her because I had … Continue reading

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Joey

“Mum”, Ken called from the back door. “Got something for you.” Jessie took the batch of scones from the oven , placed the hot tray on the sink and went to see what her son wanted. “What is it?” she … Continue reading

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Run-in With A Murderer

Eddie and I hitched a chestnut hack to a sulky and headed out on the open plain in search of wild turkeys. We were responsible enough not to shoot indiscriminately at anything that happened our way so we had our … Continue reading

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