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The Nice Thing About Living Downtown Is You Can Go Home At Lunch

January 17th, 2011 2 Comments

Will failed to mop up Ulrika’s tears in the cafe. She had a long, tangled story about going to Kaitaia with her boyfriend Wayland, getting shouted at when no-one was around to admire how smooth Wayland was, the Christmas awkwardness,  overhearing Wayland telling a cousin about hoping to move to Europe on Ulrika’s passport. Their […]

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The Salt Mines

January 12th, 2011 1 Comment

Around town, from register to register, cubicle to cubicle, the workers are back and the moan goes up. “Too good to last…back to the salt mines…did you have a nice Christmas?” The last question has derailed quite a few conversations around town, as Will has just learned. Back at the office, he has, all innocence […]

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O Hypno Tree

December 3rd, 2010 Comments Off on O Hypno Tree

Winona has had an excellent day. For once, she managed to get a Jewish holiday right, winning a real smile from a dry manager and a squealing hug from a labile American co-worker.  It’s a dazzling evening, and her friends are all around her. Her partner Will, sweet geeky Willow, Will’s best mate Wayne and […]

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Winona’s Weekend 2: Brunch And A Young Man’s Fancy

November 23rd, 2010 Comments Off on Winona’s Weekend 2: Brunch And A Young Man’s Fancy

Winona’s Saturday had all the components. A morning snuggle, a late start, peeping out at the weather, brunch. Brunch was the Ulrika-and-Wayland show. They were an appealing couple to look at, Ulrika’s pale and dark beauty lit up with love, Wayland all cheeky grin, crinkled eyes, and floppy hair. Everyone in the cafe was smiling […]

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Defending The Pa

November 17th, 2010 3 Comments

Spring has reached the irritating point in Wellington.  Everyone is trying to cram in social engagements and important work tasks before the start of the “silly season” . Willow is about to have words with her flatmate, Wazzer, who has started to bring home the pick of this year’s handsome drunk backpackers at 2 AM. […]

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It’s That Time Again…

November 8th, 2010 Comments Off on It’s That Time Again…

Will, running late even by software programmer standards, took the car across town to work. Walking to his car park at the end of the day, he passes by one of the signs of a Wellington spring: a pair of backpackers, struggling against the gale, trying to hold onto their hats and packs while reading […]

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Making A Meal Of It

October 25th, 2010 1 Comment

At long last, on the free Monday of Labour Day, Willow is hosting a brunch at her house. Will and Winona are there; Wazzer, pale and blinking in the daylight; and the rarely seen Woodrow. They are fortifying themselves, without paying holiday service surcharges, before going downtown to the big rally, clamoring to keep The […]

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Game On

October 18th, 2010 Comments Off on Game On

After enthused reports, Will and Winona have ventured to the roller derby. Alas, this end of season game is tepid. Fan favorites are out with injuries, or working behind the scenes to give fresh skates a chance. One team has won two previous bouts, so this third one isn’t changing anything. Like many in the […]

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God’s Less Posh Waiting Room

October 11th, 2010 2 Comments

Most days, Will chooses to disremember his Etekahuna boyhood. Still, every good bloke calls home on his Mum’s birthday, even if a tongue lashing awaits. Will got off fairly lightly, with “we’ll see you at Christmas, won’t we?” and “if you’ve got a car, go visit your Nan, she’s in a home in the Hutt […]

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Mad On Wheels

October 1st, 2010 1 Comment

Happy Fare Increase Day, Wellington! Public transportation prices are rocketing up. The trains are more irregular than ever, alternating between sleek 21st-century carriages and third-world dysfunction. Will’s corner of his office is smug in the face of his these difficulties. Will and his seating colleagues have the Wellington transportation solution trifecta between them. Will walks […]

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