Category: Profundity

An illustration of two dancers.

The Dance

Every now and then I hear people talk about the idea of “a soul mate” one might be “fated” to meet. But if you are one hundred percent destined to meet a soul mate, this to me is a horrible fate. For it would mean being trapped into a predetermined reality and forced to follow a script to live

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An illustration of a stork.

The Talk

EXT. CITY PARK – DUSK [A FATHER sits with his young son, MATTHEW, on a bench in a park watching the sun go down over the horizon.] FATHER: Matthew, it’s time we had the talk. You see son, in nature … MATTHEW: I’m twelve dad. Don’t you think it’s a bit late? I know about

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Category: Profundity

Category: Profundity

Illustration of a man holding a camera in front of his face.

How Could You Be So Selfieless?

EXT. CHURCH ENTRANCE, SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE – DAY [A LONE TOURIST, A MAN, STANDS WAITING ON A STREET CORNER AT THE ENTRANCE OF A CHURCH WITH A LARGE MAP IN HIS HANDS, APPARENTLY LOST. AFTER A SHORT WHILE, A WOMAN APPROACHES HIM WITH A CAMERA IN HAND.] WOMAN: Excuse me? MAN: Sure, I’ll take your picture.

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Category: Profundity

Category: Profundity

An illustration of a couple on a bus.

Missed You

INT. MOVING BUS [A MAN sits at the back of a moving bus. It’s just him and the driver. After a short time, the bus stops and a WOMAN gets on and validates her ticket. The woman takes the seat next to the man and, after a short hesitation, hugs him.] WOMAN: Missed you. MAN: I

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lizardpeach - Pretty In Peach

Pretty In Peach

Many years later, Larry would look up at the stars squinting through his cage in the lizard exhibit and wonder what Paula was doing. Every day he dreamt of those days she had fed him peaches by hand, the stringy yellow flesh that flashed before his eyes, and the sweetness on his tongue. And every night he dreamt

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closeknit - Close Knit

Close Knit

James didn’t always like knitting. He had read that it was scientifically proven to lower testosterone. But then, he also knew that beer does the same – it’s the hops – not that you see the men at the pub complaining. Yep, the bikies, plumbers, roofers – they may as well be knitting too. He

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diary - Dear Samantha

Dear Samantha

Dear Samantha, I trust you’re well and that your family is in good health? I felt the need to write due to sudden nostalgia. Remember when you told me about little Billy down the road? How you showed him yours and then he reneged What a bastard, that Billy! Don’t worry, I’ll keep your secrets

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