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Auckland Mysteries

July 2nd, 2010 Comments Off on Auckland Mysteries

Willow is in Auckland for work, just for a few days. Why are men in Auckland fawning all over her? Her Auckland friends complain just as much as she does about no good men, dismal dating, etc. Maybe it’s the recent influx of South American immigrants that she’s heard about? Not having a mirror in […]

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Qui Audet Adipiscitur

June 25th, 2010 1 Comment

With FIFA World Cup games airing in the deeps of the night and the early morning, the question at Winona’s office this week, is, who is going to win? Who is going to be brave and daring enough…to call in sick on Friday after the 2 AM game, New Zealand versus Paraguay? Winona breezes in […]

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An Actual Conversation

June 11th, 2010 1 Comment

Willow and Winona meet up for lunch at one of the many unremarkable cafes on the Terrace. Willow is a little twitchy. She showed up in her usual winter Friday outfit, corduroys, a Polarfleece, a knitted hat, to find Winona crisply glam in a red trench coat, of all things. She’s been wondering for a […]

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Not A Jolly Holiday

June 7th, 2010 Comments Off on Not A Jolly Holiday

Wazzer is bracing herself for tonight. Queen’s Birthday. A public holiday. The bar where she’s the night manager is open, levying a 15% surcharge. The slightly plumper paycheck she will receive does not compensate for the resulting annoyance. Customers will be few and crabby. Tips, in short supply at this time of year without tourists, […]

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1 BR Avail., Hataitai, Share W/Prof F

May 17th, 2010 Comments Off on 1 BR Avail., Hataitai, Share W/Prof F

Meanwhile, far from the Flat of Legend, Willow’s been finding the mortgage a bit tight. Sitting down to balance her budget, she grits her teeth. She knew home owning would change her spending, but there were things she hadn’t anticipated. She shouldn’t have paid so much for that kitten. Or to have the peach-coloured tub […]

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Makes A House A Kiwi Home

May 3rd, 2010 1 Comment

In Willow’s living room, her friend Winona and her new acquaintance Wazzer are all arcing over a basket. Wazzer, driving her ’92 Nissan, has given Winona a lift out. Upon receiving Willow’s message, there was no time to waste. Winona leans over the basket, eyes wide with adoration. “Who’s an ickle bitty baby? Who’s the […]

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Craft Fair Chaos

April 30th, 2010 2 Comments

Willow texts Winona and asks if she wants to go to the market this weekend. Winona replies, asking which market? Willow said that she has heard of a farmer’s market that has started up in one of the parks. Winona asks if she means the one in Thorndon, or Te Aro, or on the waterfront? […]

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April 23rd, 2010 1 Comment

There is now a new indignity for Willow to endure as a single Wellington woman. For three weekends in a row, she has been unbrunched. The dust from her move has settled, the little townhouse in Hataitai is all hers, avocado 1970s kitchen, peach-hued bathroom, and all. She had pictured entertaining in the  rimu breakfast […]

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The Waiting Space

April 19th, 2010 Comments Off on The Waiting Space

Willow hadn’t minced words about her flat when she offered it to Winona. “It’s the kind of place that you live when you’re saving up for something.” “If everything works out, we’ll just be there for six months, maybe  a year,” Winona admits. “I’m sure it’s fine for us.” It is, just barely. This abode […]

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March 26th, 2010 Comments Off on Reunited

It’s Winona’s turn to be in a cafe, tapping an iPhone. She has taken a morning off from flat hunting to catch up with an old friend. It wasn’t entirely successful, chiefly due to the old friend’s two-year-old. She is waiting to hear from Will about a second interview he’s been on when someone behind […]

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