To Cap It All Off

So, hey, I really did mean to post yesterday. *ducks head* I forgot. In my defense though, I got up at 6:15 am and dressed, looped my arms into a heavy gown, awkwardly pinned a hood in place and picked up what is called a trencher, despite the utter lack of trenches. You might also know… Continue reading To Cap It All Off

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The Test

I rather like this idea, posing someone a question to determine how well our friendship would work. Story time! My best friendships have been included silliness and a willingness to think outside the box. Bonus points for those who don't have a box. So anyway, once upon a time I had a friend with whom I… Continue reading The Test

Making Plans

"We should do something to commemorate your birthday. It's coming up soon, isn't it?""Well, it is, but you know I'm not big on celebration." She frowns at him, digs her nail into the table and leaves a small scar that blends in with the grainy design of the wood."Eighteen is important. You'll be a legal adult.""Fine.… Continue reading Making Plans

Trilogy, Part 3

The campfire crackles as he puts a new log in place, trying to catch the spark and create a larger fire. A few metres away she checks the tent, making sure it's all secure. That done, she silently appears behind him, watches him add kindling and small logs to the fire."It's kind of caveman-like, isn't… Continue reading Trilogy, Part 3

A Tale in Three Parts

Part 1 of 3."One day we could go camping. Make a weekend of it."She looks blankly back at him, not quite confused but leaning towards puzzled. "You know, tents. Campfires. Sleeping bags. Or have you never been camping before, city girl?" He reaches over and tugs a stray piece of her hair, surreptitiously taking in her… Continue reading A Tale in Three Parts

The Protection of Strangers

In a stressful situation, such as public speaking, I'd rather be around strangers. Around people I know, I would feel pressured to prove myself, prove something. With people I don't know (and therefore don't worry so much about) I could safely do a speech or whatever, secure in the knowledge that even if I do… Continue reading The Protection of Strangers