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Writing is Magical

Writing is magic, as much the water of life as any other creative art. The water is free. So drink. Drink and be filled up.Stephen King At work we have a new sub-editor checking our articles and after receiving the text about the new person on our team, it suddenly dawned on me that this… Continue reading Writing is Magical


Will Writing Bots and Artificial Intelligence Make Writers Redundant?

The Growth of ChatGPT NetFlix took 3.5 years to reach 1 million users. Facebook took 10 months to reach 1 million users Instagram took 2.5 months to reach 1 million users It took Spotify 5 months to reach 1 million users After one week of launching, ChatGPT gained 1 million users.... and two months after… Continue reading Will Writing Bots and Artificial Intelligence Make Writers Redundant?


When the Neighbour Cancels

Photo by PhotoMIX Company on Aiming his spray bottle of liquid fertiliser directly at Gary, Errol retorted, “Drinks are cancelled.” Errol easily made friends with the neighbours when he moved into his newhome. He had a penchant for conversation and jokes and found alcoholsmoothed any awkward silences at his weekly, ‘Friday afternoon drinks,’ sessions… Continue reading When the Neighbour Cancels


Davo’s Idea of Fun

I used to see Davo and his ute (read: Pickup truck) driving around the suburb each and every Monday, no doubt on his way to work. Then, he simply disappeared. I didn't know him but imagined Davo's life was somewhat tragic. It turned out it was. Here is his story. Photo by Hassan OUAJBIR on… Continue reading Davo’s Idea of Fun


Australia – The Poster Child

It seems Australia you have grown up - at last. No longer the cultural backwater down under the boondocks of the civilised world that it once was in the twentieth century, Kim Beasley - (a former past Prime Ministerial hopeful in an era gone by and latterly ambassador to the USA 2010- 2016), says we… Continue reading Australia – The Poster Child


Lightning Never Strikes Twice

They say lightning Never Strikes Twice in the Same Place - is that right? WRONG! It can and does strike the same place repeatedly — especially if it's a tall or isolated object. The Empire State Building is hit about 25 times per year. Lightning is spectacular - from a distance - this force of… Continue reading Lightning Never Strikes Twice