Small stories, carefully considered.


  • Fiction
    “Leave it to me” I said flooring it “I’m basically a traffic superhero”. I was bragging – it was a dark, rainy Monday and no one was around anyway.
  • What happens in Oamaru
    He said “Ask me about my wildest night out” I did and then “In Oamaru?” My voice rising slightly at the end.
  • The Whole Truth
    Dear Sophia: I thought he wanted the whole woman, but he was only after a piece. Love, Lilo
  • Crux
    She launched into unfaltering Hebrew. In New Plymouth. I was pretty gobsmacked.
  • Puff
    All he said was “This was scarier”
  • Hiccups
    I went driving tonight and picked up a really drunk guy in Courtney Place, ground zero for Wellington party culture.
  • The Loneliest Uber Driver
    I was shaking, but didn’t know why. He was an ideal rider and paid quite a lot of money for that ride. What was my problem?
  • Sunday morning
    He was blond, blue-eyed, bearded – about thirty maybe – in short, a Pakeha jeebus.
  • Kinder
    Jacinda tells us to “Be Kind” Tea Towels, T shirts, Bags, Facebook memes, Cinderella – all exhort us to “Be Kind”
  • Underpants
    My days without underpants are charting really, really well.
  • When Life hands you Niueans you’d best make Tikihi
    Mrs. Betty Tasmania’s Tikihi recipe:
  • The tap is always on
    It’s nuts to launch a website during a global pandemic.

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