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Heart and Brain

His head is pounding, well beating is a better word. He feels strangely light-headed, his skull half empty. His chest feels tight, there’s not enough room. And he can’t breathe with all the thoughts in his chest. His heart and … Continue reading

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Don’t change anything…

Recently at the Sydney Writers’ Festival, a few australian authors were talking about being asked to change details in stories, before their books were published in the US. Some wouldn’t allow changes. We expect children to be able to cope … Continue reading

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Talking in my sleep

Recently I’ve been talking in my sleep. Conversing at times with a rather bemused M. Some things I’ve said: There are no dragons in the restaurant. M1: You should choose the others… M2: Why? M1: There’s five of them. My … Continue reading

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Who is it?

After a short post last week, Julia Cooke (last seen with socks in her pocket) is back with another little post about her new book My Little World. To read other posts from her blog tour, see here. In My … Continue reading

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The book that keeps giving

Julia Cooke is the author of a new children’s picture book, My Little World, illustrated by Marjorie Crosby-Fairall. This post is part of her blog tour which you can follow here. I wrote My Little World as an assignment, and … Continue reading

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That’s personal

For some of the most personal things that people learn about others, it wouldn’t matter if they were broadcast on national television, they are so mundane. What makes them personal is that someone was close enough for long enough and … Continue reading

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Ptilocnemus

He sleeps with assassins beside his bed. But they never bug him. Her wings appear to have been cut. But of course the haven’t. These assassins never snore. P. lemur

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