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Last Woman Standing

October 14th, 2011 1 Comment

Finding out that Ulrika is no longer single makes Wazzer pause as she inspects glasses hot from the work dishwasher. Spring, love seems to be in the Wellington air, and … is she the only single woman left?  And is she “single” if Otto is sending her porn Tumblr links while Piet has invited her […]


Earning A Cuppa

August 31st, 2011 Comments Off on Earning A Cuppa

Part II from our guest writer, Rhiannon Davies. Perry stands in the back corner of the bar, surveying her Kingdom. Her bar tenders are hard at work, slinging booze across the bar like Spiderman flicks his web between buildings. She calls them her Children, and much like a broody hen, she watches them unblinkingly and […]

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Queen of the Bar

August 30th, 2011 1 Comment

Part I from our guest writer, Rhiannon Davies. Her name is Jones. Persephone Jones. Perry to her mates. She’s the Queen of the Bar. It might be that a bar-is-a-bar-is-a-bar, and the building is just made of paint and wood and furniture. But it’s the PEOPLE that make the bar the place to be, and […]

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It’s A Cat’s Life

July 19th, 2011 Comments Off on It’s A Cat’s Life

Wazzer slinks back to her place at nine on Sunday morning. If her flatmate/landlady Willow hasn’t sealed the deal with her new boyfriend by now, well, that’s her problem. She did her part as the tactfully absent flatmate. Loping up to the door, several of the neighbors’ cats observe her passage, calmly. And inside the […]


Two Paths Diverged At A Cafe, And I…

June 13th, 2011 1 Comment

Winona is nervous. Marianne Swatch liked her talk. Marianne Swatch! And now, after a series of penetrating questions and how-do-you-like-where-you-are-now, Marianne Swatch has invited her for Coffee. “Stop by and meet the team, and then we’ll go for coffee and chat,” she said. Winona fudged a morning off of work for it. She’s so nervous […]


Steaming Up

May 5th, 2011 2 Comments

Wazzer is enjoying the novel sensation of lying on her bed on a Thursday night, reading. There is a small scratching at the door. Curious, she opens up. A pretty calico cat is sitting in the hallway. The cat head-bonks Wazzer’s calf. “Hey, Cilla,” she says, scratching the beast behind the ears. “Where’s your mum?” […]

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It’s A Wellington Life… In The Future

March 20th, 2011 1 Comment

And that concludes this storyline – you’ve had a year of fictionalized Wellington in this blog. So…what should happen next? Take the poll or leave comments and let me know what you think. I’m on the road for another week and a half, so the poll closes on midnight of March 31st.


Engagement Party Meteorology

March 18th, 2011 1 Comment

The engagement party has wound down. Most of the party-goers have gone home to their babysitters, denture cream, or computers.  The few guests remaining are planning where to go next. A late bar crowd is oozing into the space. Winona picks up the last of the engagement gifts, trailing ribbons. “That was nice, wasn’t it? […]


Amateur Epidemiology

November 15th, 2010 Comments Off on Amateur Epidemiology

Maybe you started to have a sore throat on the plane. Or perhaps your adorable tot started coughing after kindy, otherwise known to the parents as “the petri dish.” Most likely, it’s because that co-worker came in even when they weren’t well and didn’t go home soon enough. You’ve caught a bug. The Dreaded Lurgy, […]


Her Vote

October 6th, 2010 1 Comment

You were going to vote in the local council elections. You really meant to. New mayor, and all. As you came through the door, the fat envelope was on the doorstep, full of the absurd candidate profiles and the precious ballot. Then your mobile rang, or you were really hungry for the takeaway in your […]

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