He was in town for the rugby, mostly. But it was a rare visit where it was just him. Not mum. Down for the weekend – and my partner was away, so it was just me and him. I was in a small apartment at the time, one bedroom and so we had a late-night-laugh […]
Last one out of the office please leave the enlightenment on. There’ll be a virtue to signal first thing – as soon as you’re woke tomorrow. A great golden show of thanks until then then: nga mihi na. Don’t forget to treat everyone as equal – unless you’re greater than some of their politics.
I never go to the toilet just as I leave a place. Instead I’m always arriving in need of the toilet. I leave somewhere – and then arrive in need of the loo, in need of a place to go. Usually just wees, but you know…
If I could curl up anywhere for some peace and quiet it would be inside Chasin’ The Trane, the side-long third cut on John Coltrane’s Live At The Village Vanguard album. Coltrane’s tenor sounds like it’s being chased by Jimmy Garrison’s bass. Elvin Jones, again, beatin’ those drums like they owe him money – and […]
We used to listen to these CDs from the library. In the car. Fucking ring-a-ring-a-rosies. The fucking Wiggles. Bloody Peter Combe. All this shit. You have a car stereo. You have a wee kid. We tried audio-books with stories and for a while it was just fine to listen to The Beatles. Something for the […]
“It’s very strong and there are two of them on there. I’d only take it in quarters if I were you but you will have a good Easter” He looked down to the tiny rectangle of paper in his hand then put it away carefully. Ron was going to a three-day festival and he hadn’t […]
Weird sound inside the kitchen, she points – it’s under the sink. Bizarre screeching, and I think at first that it’s a leaky tap or something. You know, sometimes you turn them on you hear a voice from your past or a hint of what a ghost might be wanting to do. Or some shit. […]
Well, this was something new. Watching porn in a boardroom with a bunch of strangers. Wednesday morning. You check your watch, 10.11am. Yep, definitely something new. Something different. There were three young women – in their 20s, most likely. And there was a guy older than you, probably 50, 50-ish. The woman leading the discussion […]
He could have killed hundreds of people. But he lacked the qualifications. Another example of his failings, according to the father. And yet it was that exact failing that had saved many lives. If not his own.