Goading the ‘We’ People

“How are we today?” Silvia asked the customer. “I can’t speak on behalf of anyone else, but I’m fine, thanks,” he replied. Silvia forced a smile, wondering what he was talking about.  Idiot, she thought. “What can we get you today?” she asked. As Silvia was the only person at the counter, her customer assumed others would…

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Knotted in the Winds of Deception

Knotted in the Winds of Deception Unraveling a fouled up Coxswain’s tale To be successful, every fledgling journalist knows they should thoroughly research and verify information, develop an interesting angle, write clearly and concisely, structure their story effectively, and diligently edit and revise their work for improvement. But that isn’t what happened to the story…

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An Unforgettable List

An Unforgettable List The Disaster on HMAS Mulga Beryl sent a letter to the Federal Member asking him to recognise the volunteers for their selfless work in the community. It was filed away. The stray cat watched the crowds as they watched the ship drop its anchor. Feral and Vulgar Invitations to the HMAS Mulga’s…

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Found and Lost.

Found and Lost Brass on the High Seas The HMAS Mulga anchored close to the drifting yacht. The boarding party’s greatest fear was about to be realised. Their Captain, Malcolm O’Doherty, announced he was leading the rescue. As the inflatable, affectionately called ‘rubber-ducky’, made its way towards the stricken yacht the Captain posed for PR…

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Edith Organ

Organ Control

Miss Gloria Fitzsimons, the Senior Organist at Saint Genesius Cathedral in Sydney, took ill and Mrs Edith Clampton was elevated to Acting Senior Organist in her absence. While this senior position brought Mrs Clampton much social recognition, especially from the Bishop, she felt uncomfortable that her name tag identified her as ‘acting’. Prior to the…

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