Jack and Jill: A little story in keeping with our times. Two young women who have been friends since childhood, resume their friendship.
Virtual Reality; A brief insight into why ghosts become ghosts. Perfect for Halloween.
The Crock Pot and Death Valley is a departure from our usual fast fiction. It is a true story. Maybe not a big one in the scheme of what had happened back in 1969. But it had a big impact on our family. And it all came back to us when watching Quentin Tarantino’s recent move, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.*
We would also like to advise we have a ‘Sister’ podcast dealing with film. Please click on link BreandafromBrisbane.com. If you are interested in film, you just may find our new episode of interest.
Charles Manson and Family: In 1969 Charles Manson’s cult of mostly female followers undertook a frenzied drug-induced killing spree in Hollywood. This included the violent repeated stabbing of the beautiful and heavily pregnant starlet Sharon Tate. The killings were so violent two books and three films have been released about the event. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is the fourth.
Lot 229 is a simple tale from the LifeInTheSlowLane series; yet it spans nearly a hundred years. Not only that, but it’s a true story!
The Carousel Club: It is the 1960s in Swinging London, a time of high fashion, rock music and fads. Unknown to their parents a couple of teenage girls are ‘out on the town’ looking for a little excitement. They get it – but it’s a little more than they wanted.
A lucky break is a story of today’s news. A lonely farmstead, a husband and wife with domestic issues. Then finally – a resolve. Yet it is just possible this is a slightly different story than first thought. It is also worth giving a little though at the end with a “Wotif”. See what you think. And please, let us know. We love to hear from folk who live in a far different landscape than that illustrated in our stories.
The #MeToo movement has changed how domestic relationships are viewed.
What is Jazz: This is the question jazz keyboard player Clare Hansson asks in a beautiful poem, written for the 50th Australian Jazz Convention in Melbourne, 1995. It was published in a limited edition of The Melting Pot, a small booklet of jazz thoughts by local musicians. Claire’s dedication to her craft was much admired at all the events she attended and her sparkling personality is evident in her poem.
Pride: This little story is true, and provided a good deal of fun for those of us who witnessed it. However, for the couple involved, it provided a good deal of angst. Did they learn by it I wonder? I don’t think so.
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The black cat is a dark story. Two complex people have spent their lives together. We share a small part of it and ask ourselves – Has a crime been committed? If so, what? And by whom?
True, the scene is set a few decades back, and it is unlikely this story would unfold in today’s world. Or would it? Could it?
The photos is by Jose-Luis-Sanchez-Pereya on Unsplash.