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Fairy dust, flowers and feathers

Fairy dust, flowers and feathers

Yours is the tutu with the cut edges and dirt stains across its front. It sits there in the horse pasture as they walk around it, waiting for your return. The house is quiet without you here the past couple days. There are no potions upon the floor, no toothpaste smears across the doors and… Read more

Summer feels

Summer feels

Four babies in a tent in a sun-kissed slumber. The rain pelts on the pitched tent as the sun meets the sky’s horizon. It’s 5:30am, and as they sleep, I keep watch. The ground rumbles and the sky lets out a flashy crack, but still, the two two year olds, my Millie and my niece,… Read more

At her pace

At her pace

She walked away today. Shoulders hunched to her ears and head down low, and still, she walked. Her blue raincoat, too short for her long arms, took the brunt of the storm. But rather than running to escape the downpour, she moved slowly. This morning I pushed. Pushed her to believe in herself and walk… Read more

The smells of you

The smells of you

A two year old is many things. A talking parrot and a pleaser. A snuggle bug and an emotion-fuelled runner. Having a two year old is a sensory explosion of high pitched wailing when she falls down a two inch ledge and an abundance of wet, boogied kisses for every occasion. Her hand reaches for mine,… Read more

What came in the night

What came in the night

There’s a magic to today, I thought, as I looked out my frosty bedroom window, curling the blankets back from the cocoon of sleeping human carcasses beneath. I light a small fire in the living room, and the smoke quickly intermingled with my visible breath. Seemingly just moments after igniting the element, the kettle started singing… Read more

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